About Ear Surgery Repair
Ear surgery, commonly called an otoplasty, is a procedure that Dr. Petroff performs to correct overly large ears, protrusion, or other issues that cause the ears to look irregular or disproportional. While this is an operation that is frequently performed in young children, adults can also easily undergo this operation to improve the cosmetic appearance of their ears. Otoplasty requires considerable skill on the part of the surgeon, as every ear surgery is very different from the next. Dr. Petroff has performed numerous successful ear surgeries on young children and adults in Lake Oswego, OR using his training, experience, and artistic eye to create an excellent aesthetic result. Patients can meet with Dr. Petroff at Petroff Center Plastic Surgery and Medi-Spa to learn more about the operation.
The best candidates for ear reconstruction surgery:
- Have prominent, sticking out, misaligned, misshapen, or disproportionate ears
- Can be as young as 5 or 6 to correct ear abnormalities
- Have anxiety about the look of their ears
- Desire a long-term solution
- Desire a natural look
The hole of a pierced ear can become stretched, elongated, or split as a result of wearing large, hanging earrings or accidents involving the tearing of the earlobe. Dr. Petroff performs earlobe surgery procedures often to repair damaged skin on the earlobe following a consult at Petroff Center in Lake Oswego, OR. The procedure is a simple office-based operation that will be done under local anesthesia. The treatment will normally take around 30 minutes to complete. Sutures are removed a week later, and re-piercing of the ears can be done in 6 – 8 weeks. Patients should be left with natural-looking earlobes following surgery.
"Dr. Petroff was the most humble, amazing doctor I have ever met. I would recommend him and his team to anyone looking to have a medical procedure done. I have never felt so comfortable with a medical team, where I knew from the beginning that this is the place I 100% want to have my surgery done at. Every single person I met there was friendly, organized, and very professional. He is an amazing doctor that has an incredible gift and he has a whole team that makes his practice so ideal."- K. / Healthgrades / Jul 20, 2018
"I am a surgeon, so I know a good surgeon when I see one. My sutures were perfectly aligned, equidistant from each other, and tiny as quilting stitches. Now, 3 months after an eye and facelift, I look like a younger, more gorgeous version of myself. I never would have thought it possible! I am a fan and I will be sending my own patients to Dr. Petroff."- K.A. / Yelp / Mar 16, 2019
"I have spent most of my career in a helping profession and teaching others how to help. I teach the importance of self-care and the replenishing the mind, body, and spirit. Yet, I did not follow my own advice - for years - and it impacted my health and my appearance. I met Dr. Petroff when he performed the most beautiful rhinoplasty on my daughter and was immediately impressed with his professionalism, bedside manner, and skill. At the time, I was just so pleased my daughter was in safe hands. But he and his staff are infectious in their commitment to patients and to meaningful and thoughtful engagement with their patients. I took the plunge and decided, for my own wellbeing, I would invest in myself with the works - facelift, rhinoplasty, and whatever else Dr. Petroff would suggest. In our first meeting he listened with empathy, heard the meaning behind my words, and said no. He told me I didn't need "the works." He told me exactly what he would choose to help me look like a healthier, younger version of me. He told me he thought I looked sweet and he could make me look sweeter. It was not a line. He was turning down work to give me what I was really asking for. That is integrity. From the moment I said yes, his entire staff - from scheduling to nursing to accounting - were attentive, clear, informative, and thorough. I knew exactly what Dr. Petroff would do, how he would do it, and who would help him. His staff called regularly to schedule and confirm appointments. Those appointments were never cancelled and I was always seen on time. Even his anesthesiologist was sweet, well-informed, and pro-active. She called before surgery to review her plan, reiterated it the day of surgery, and followed it exactly. Surgery went perfectly and just as described. I followed their directions for my aftercare and relied on their workbook (yes, they give you a workbook to outline the surgery, procedures, recovery, and it even emphasize the emotional impact of the surgery and recovery process). I am two weeks out from surgery. I have had two ultrasound appointments to reduce swelling (heavenly), a makeup session to learn to cover bruising (licensed estheticians), my staples and stitches removed by two different nurses with the most steady and gentle hands ever, and regular check-ups with Dr. Petroff. I know that people who watch too much television about plastic surgery might think this is a vanity field. I know that for Dr. Petroff and his staff, this is not about vanity. They genuinely understand that how we look is a reflection of how we feel and how we feel is reflected in how we look. By honoring their clients, they honor the value of self care. And, I wish he was not so busy because, besides his surgical skills, if I could download his interviewing techniques and employee training and management principles, I would. The staff is remarkable - without exception. Thank you, thank you, thank you all!"- M.C. / Yelp / Mar 07, 2019
"Friendly staff and Dr. Petroff is simply the best in his field."- F.F. / Google / Mar 01, 2019
"Dr. Petroff and his team were so kind, caring, and courteous throughout my whole medical experience with the clinic. It was clear that everyone was genuinely considerate of my desires and needs, and the results were all I ever wanted. I would definitely recommend Dr. Petroff to others, and am so grateful for him!"- S. / Healthgrades / Jan 19, 2019
What to Expect
Otoplasty is an outpatient procedure that normally requires only local anesthesia. Small incisions will be made around the ears to allow the surgeon better access to the cartilage. Cartilage can then be manipulated through removal, reshaping, and reforming to repair the ears for an improved, symmetrical look. Excess skin from the ear can also be removed if needed. Ear surgery is commonly used to repair, reshape, and resize earlobes or pin back protruding ears to provide natural-looking results. The length of the surgery depends on the technique and the condition of the patient's ears.
Following ear surgery, the ears will be dressed to provide protection. The dressing will remain in place for around 5 days for children and 2 days for adults. There’s little pain or discomfort associated with otoplasty, but patients should expect to experience tenderness and swelling. It’s crucial that pediatric patients not touch or bother their ears while they are healing. Results are long standing and should provide years of positive benefits for patients.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $400 - $6,000
- Average Procedure Time
- 1 Hour
- Post-op Follow-up
- 1 Week
Transform Your Ears Today
Anxiety about your ears as an adult or harassment by classmates for children can have profound effects on self-esteem and self-image. However, ear surgery can vastly improve a patient’s appearance and confidence. To learn more about transforming your or your child’s ears, give us a call today to schedule a consultation.