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Ear Surgery (Otoplasty, Ear Reshaping, Earlobe Repair) – Lake Oswego, OR; Portland, OR*

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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 of ages 5 - 6, 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. 

Ideal Candidates

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

Earlobe Repair

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.

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.

Anticipated Results

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.

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Average Cost  
$400 - $1,200
Average Procedure Time  
1 Hour
Post-op Follow-up  
1 Week
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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.

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*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.