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Otoplasty, also known as cosmetic ear surgery, corrects the shape, size and position of your ears
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.
"I would absolutely recommend Dr. Izquierdo to anyone and everyone who is considering plastic surgery. I felt valued as a patient. He spent all the time I needed answering my questions and monitoring my recovery. He and his staff are fantastic!"
- Otoplasty Patient
Dr. Ricardo Izquierdo is a board-certified plastic surgeon and the President of Face And Body Plastic Surgery. He has gained expertise in all aspects of Cosmetic Surgery over the last 28 years. He has been named one of America’s Best Physicians in “The Guide to Top Doctors.” for more than 10 years.
By skillfully performing otoplasty and other surgical treatments for the face, Dr. Izquierdo creates natural and subtle results
"Our goal is to help you improve the shape of your ears."
Dr. Izquierdo believes that the finest aesthetic outcomes are achieved through a close doctor/patient collaboration which is why he schedules extensive consultations with all of his patients. Dr. Izquierdo takes the time to carefully evaluate each patient, learn about each patient’s aesthetic goals, and develop an individualized surgical plan.
From start to finish the entire experience couldn’t have been easier. Consultations were never rushed. All aspects of surgery were discussed and I felt completely at ease with my decision. Two months after surgery and I couldn’t be happier.
I knew the minute I walked out of his office I would be using Dr. Izquierdo. I had met with 5 other doctors for the same surgery and he met all expectations start to finish.
Having surgery of any kind is scary, but Dr. Izquierdo is very comforting and reassuring making this very first elective experience easier.
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.
"Have had a wonderful experience from the first appointment all the way through from the office staff to Dr. Izquierdo. I feel wonderful and love my new look!"
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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