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 extremely satisfied with my rhinoplasty."- Anonymous / Healthgrades / Nov 26, 2020
"Buongiorno Dr. Petroff! Just four months have passed since your talented hands performed surgery, I am absolutely thrilled with the results. My Nefertiti neck has been restored, my face fresh and youthful, grazie mille Dr., thank you so very much! From our first meeting until I moved to Italy 7 weeks after surgery you and your staff met and exceeded my expectations, those that know me would say this is impossible to do. smile Thank you again, grazie tanto e arrivederci"- A.K. / Google / Nov 14, 2020
"I had a procedure done here two weeks ago and am extremely satisfied with my results. From the beginning starting with the consultation, during the recovery, and now, Dr. Petroff and his staff could not provide a more professional service. I am extremely happy about the results, they are even better than what I expected. Dr. Petroff was extremely gentle, understanding, and kind throughout the process. Him and his staff were with me the entire process and I did not feel uncomfortable at any time. The office is extremely professional, I will be highly encouraging and referring any of my friends here for the operations that he offers. 100/10 recommend. Thank you, Dr. Petroff!! ❤️❤️❤️"- D.S. / Google / Sep 03, 2020
"He’s a top professional.. He tells you straight forward what he will and will not do, what he believes is best for you and he tells you why. He totally follows through and gives you the results that you’re expecting. His staff is kind courteous respectful and efficient. They are always looking out for your best interest and they make sure you’re well cared for. It’s hard to find someone who does this better in Oregon. You won’t be disappointed."- Y.R. / Healthgrades / Aug 31, 2020
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 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.