Board Certified Otoplasty Plastic Surgeon
Dr. Ricardo Izquierdo

Serving Oak Brook, Naperville, Hinsdale, Clarendon Hills, Downers Grove, LaGrange, Western Springs, Elmhurst, Glen Ellyn, Wheaton, St. Charles, Geneva, Bolingbrook, Joliet, Aurora, and Chicago patients

Protruding ears have been a source of self-consciousness and poor adaptation to school among children, and poor self-esteem amongst adults.

Otoplasty is a plastic surgery procedure that involves moving the ears closer to the head and improving their shape and contour.

More than 11,000 patients agree:

Face and Body Plastic Surgery is different.

Over the years we’ve watched fad treatments and cosmetic crazes come and go. But when the fads have failed, the crazes died out, and people just want something that works…they turn to us.

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Your Otoplasty Consultation

During your consultation, Dr. Izquierdo will discuss all your options based on his examination. Dr. Izquierdo’s goal is to improve the shape and contour of the ears into a more natural silhouette.

Your Otoplasty Procedure

Ear cartilage deformities may be hereditary or congenital.  Surgical improvement in the size and shape of the ear can be performed in many cases to correct the deformity.  Otoplasty surgery is generally performed as an outpatient procedure.  Correction can be safely accomplished as early as 5-6 years of age.  The surgery requires approximately one to two hours to complete.  General anesthesia, IV sedation, or local anesthesia is used depending on the complexity of the case.

Reshaping of the ear cartilage is addressed via an incision behind the ear. Manipulation of the shape of the cartilage is completed to better contour the ears to a more natural silhouette.   The scars for otoplasty are hidden in the crease where the ear meets the head.  The surgery does not affect hearing.

Otoplasty Recovery

Recovery from surgery will take seven to ten days. You will be asked to wear a head band during sleep to protect the surgical correction for the first two to three weeks.  Complete healing of the wounds, softening, and full decrease of swelling may take up to six to twelve weeks.  Exercise may be started two to three weeks post operatively in a progressive ramp up fashion.

The risks of infection, bleeding, and asymmetry are most common, although rare.

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