About Cosmetic Ear Surgery
Ears that protrude and stick out, are misshapen and uneven, or look oversized can affect your self-confidence, especially during childhood. Ear surgery is a cosmetic treatment that helps to correct the shape, size, and position of the ears to create a natural look. Dr. Brian Dorner is a plastic surgeon in the Dublin and Columbus, OH area who has assisted countless men and women to overcome their anxiety of showing their ears with this surgery. Regardless of the physical irregularity, ear surgery at Dorner Plastic Surgery allows an individual to show their face from any angle with confidence. If you or your child are concerned about the size or shape of their ears, schedule a consultation with Dr. Dorner to learn more about ear surgery.
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"I wish I could give more than five stars; AMAZING experience! I've struggled to build muscle/bulk in certain areas of my body my whole life and decided it was time to take action. For about 6 months, I researched options and plastic surgeons, mostly based in LA and NY. I luckily stumbled across Dr. Dorner in my search and I'm so glad I found him. The whole staff is very friendly, supportive, smart and very accommodating. Dr. Dorner made recommendations based on the results I was trying to achieve and I have to say, he knocked it out of the park. I highly recommend Dorner Plastic Surgery."- R.C. / Google / Nov 23, 2019
"My surgery was great. No issues and had a good recovery time. The staff was great, especially the 2 girls at the counter. I’ll be back in the future!"- J.B. / Google / Mar 18, 2020
"When All else Fails - If you've read my first procedure review, you know what's happening. If not, I'll give a brief synopsis for you.Back in 2016; I worked my a** off, literally. After losing 90 pounds I was left with stubborn belly fat and saggy skin around my abdomen. It was really affecting me and my view of my body. I worked extremely hard and felt I had nothing to show for it. Enter in, Dr. Dorner.I had my tummy tuck with muscle repair and liposuction done in September of 2016. 12 weeks into recovery..........Pregnant.I was extremely worried. I had just had this major abdominal surgery and now it was going to be undone; would it be okay for the baby, is it going to be too tight, would there be any complications? I had an amazing OB/GYN and it turned out her brother is a plastic surgeon. She said that she has had several patients that have had a tummy tuck and then had babies, with little complications, although they hadn't been as soon after.Long story short, everything turned out fine. I was fine, baby was fine (although she was breech and we couldn't get her to turn - no matter how hard we tried) and she was born in August of 2017.During my pregnancy I gained about 29 pounds. After my pregnancy, I gained additional weight. You know....new baby, whatever sleep I could get, nursing..these things took priority. I have managed to lose 23 pounds. So that's great, but it hasn't been lost from where I want. I've been trying hard, not as hard as before but still hard and the fats just not budging.I saw Dr. Dorner today for a consultation; after looking at the areas around my hips, he agreed and said he could perform liposuction with no issues. He did ask if I had had any drastic weight loss prior to my tummy tuck because I have more skin than he'd expect for someone who gained a small amount during pregnancy. I can't fault him for asking, I doubt he remembers my previous history, so I said yes. He briefly mentioned a posterior body tuck which I guess is like a tummy tuck for the backside. No thanks. Just the lipo please. I can live with my cellulite and not have to finance a down payment on a house.The quote was less than I imagined so I'm fairly certain this is going to happen. Just have to plan when; it looks like it will be shortly before mother's day, he's good at what he does and books out pretty far, plus it'll be my gift to myself."- M. / RealSelf / Mar 10, 2020
"I had an amazing experience undergoing Ultherapy with Christine at Dorner Plastic Surgery. I was a bit worried about the pain going into the treatment, however, Christine was able to keep my discomfort to an absolute minimum. I would highly recommend this non-invasive, essentially painless treatment!"- A.S. / Google / Jan 18, 2020
Ear Surgery Ideal Candidates
Otoplasty can be done on patients of all ages; however, it is common among young children and is suggested prior to reaching elementary school. By age six, this procedure is safe to be performed on a child. If you are self-conscious from the look and shape of your ears because they stick out or are too large, otoplasty can help attain a natural-looking appearance. If you suffer from a torn or damaged earlobe, you are also a candidate for otoplasty.
Ear Surgery Surgical Technique
Otoplasty is completed using general anesthesia or IV sedation. In many patients, the incision is made behind the ear or inside the inner ear. During surgery, cartilage will be reshaped to create a smaller or larger appearance. It is common for both ears to be altered during the procedure to ensure they look and appear even. After this, the incisions are secured with sutures and carefully bandaged so they stay safeguarded for healing.
What to Expect with Ear Surgery
When the procedure is over and it is safe to leave the outpatient surgery center, you will recover at home. Dr. Dorner or a member of his team will provide recovery instructions. It is important to not pick at or touch the ears. In addition, you or your child should avoid laying on the ears, instead, sleeping upright for a few days. Dr. Dorner typically likes to see his ear surgery patients back within a week — during this time, Dr. Dorner will be able to remove the wrappings and assess you or your child's ears. Natural-looking ears can be seen almost immediately and the results will continue to look better as the ears heal.
Ear Surgery Frequently Asked Questions
How much does ear surgery cost?
The cost for ear surgery will depend on what is being performed (ear shaping, pinning, earlobe repair, or a combination). Once Dr. Dorner has listened to your concerns and goals, he can create your surgical plan and estimate costs. In order for you to focus on getting the results you need instead of costs, Dorner Plastic Surgery accepts many payment methods and we can help you find low-interest medical financing.
Will the results of ear surgery last?
The ears typically mature faster than other parts of the face and body, which is why an otoplasty can be performed on younger patients with long-lasting results. Dr. Dorner will assess the ears and then talk to you about realistic expectations and how long the results should last. Even as the rest of the face and body can change due to age and gravity, the effect on the ears should be minimal. If there are dramatic changes to the ears due to an injury, a second otoplasty may be performed.
How old should my child be to consider otoplasty?
On average, children about 5 – 6 years of age are ideal candidates for otoplasty. While the ear is usually fully developed, the cartilage and tissue will still be soft, making it easy to reshape. This age is also good because it is before they start school or early in their education, so they can avoid being teased by classmates. Although many otoplasty patients are children, Dr. Dorner also performs ear surgery on adults.
Do I need to have both ears done or just one?
Many issues, including ears that are too large or stick out, occur in both ears, so both will need to be corrected. During the surgery, Dr. Dorner will shape both ears so they are as equal as possible. However, if only one ear needs to be changed, the size and shape will be altered to match the other ear. When he develops your treatment plan, Dr. Dorner will let you know whether one or both ears will be addressed.
What about fixing stretched or torn earlobes?
The popularity of large earrings and ear gauges have made earlobe repair a popular surgery at Dorner Plastic Surgery. If you are interested in having earlobe reconstruction or repair, schedule a consultation with Dr. Dorner. He will examine the damage and let you know what may be done to restore your earlobes.
Reshape Your Ears
Even though the ears are small, the wrong size, position, or shape can make a big difference in your appearance. Ear surgery can help your child avoid teasing at school, or help you if you have always felt self-conscious about your ears. Contact Dorner Plastic Surgery to schedule your appointment with plastic surgeon Dr. Dorner and learn more about cosmetic ear surgery. We look forward to helping you gain a look you can be proud of and the confidence to flaunt it.