Otoplasty Questions & Answers


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I often want to get my hair done in different styles, but because I have big ears, I end up covering them all the time with my hair, and with a hat (during winter). I don't know what pushed me, but now I have to courage...
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I'm 2 days post-op and I'm having sleeping problems. My sleeping position is usually on my left side and now I'm forced to stay on my back. Things at work have been hectic since the beginning of the year and I have to b...
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My daughter is just a one month old baby, but she was born without earlobes. Is there any surgery that can fix this and how much would it cost?
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I had an otoplasty procedure done when I was 12 (16 years ago). I was under the impression that the sutures from my surgery dissolved. After doing some research, I think the set of sutures that were placed in my years 1...
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After an otoplasty, does the cartilage recover to be as strong as the cartilage was before the surgery? And are there any ways to make sure the cartilage recovers to be as strong as possible??
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I’m only a week post otoplasty, but I’m looking in the mirror several times a day and I’m super disappointed with how my ears look. I think my doctor made too drastic of a change, and now I don’t look normal. I thought...
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The idea of incisionless otoplasty is appealing but is it really as effective as standard otoplasty? I have been wanting to correct the way my ears are positioned for years, but I never really had the means to do it un...
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Is it recommended to get an Otoplasty and a Rhinoplasty at the same time? I want to make adjustments to both my ears and my nose. I either your ears or nose depend on how the other looks I guess I may want to fix one a...
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Will my ears grow after an Otoplasty? A doctor recently told me that my ears will end up growing back after the procedure. Is that actually true? Why would anyone get the procedure if your ears just go back to the way ...
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Are there any age requirements associated with otoplasty surgery? Obviously someone under 18 would need their parents’ consent, but is it safe to perform otoplasty on a young child? My son is 9 and I believe he would g...
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I thought my Otoplasty went pretty well. The day of the surgery was smooth, my experience was consistent with what I was told to expect and I loved the doctor I went to. The problem is that I think my ears are still un...
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My ears look like they are trying to jump off my head. As first child I was teased pretty aggressively because of it. Now that I have some cold hard cash I was wondering what the best way to fix them would be and how m...
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I’m 18 and about to go to college. I don’t need otoplasty, I would just like to make my earlobes smaller. Is there a particular procedure that will help accomplish this?
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Maybe it’s just wishful thinking, but I thought I saw something that said it could also improve your hearing. I mainly want to fix the way my ears look since they stick out much further than they should, but ironically...
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My scheduled Otoplasty is coming up and I was wondering if there were any procedures that people typically get with an Otoplasty? I would be interested in any other adjustments that could be beneficial. I mine as well ...
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I only have one ear, but I hate the way it looks due to some birth defects I have. Will doctors perform ear surgery on just one ear instead of two? And will I get a 50% discount on the price because it is half the work...
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I had an otoplasty 3 months ago and I am not happy with the results. My Doctor and I settled on a look that we wanted to achieve and it did not happen. I went back to them and they said that a revision could be perform...
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What does an average Otoplasty cost? My child was born with some cosmetic ear problems and I want to fix them. I want to start saving for the procedure in case insurance does not cover the full cost. It would be nice i...
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I had a facelift last year and I wasn’t particularly happy with the results. I was hoping for something more natural looking, but it’s obvious I had work done. One of the other things that I’m disappointed with are the...
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I am considering getting the Otoplasty surgery but I keep seeing that people experience a lot of pain afterwards. Is this true? I do not want to have to rely on painkillers for too long because I have been addicted in ...
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My 15-year old son is very embarrassed by his ears because they stick out on either side of his head. We've told him that if that's what he wants, he can have surgery done on his ears to correct their appearance. ...
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The otoplasty surgery would be pointless if I'd have to cover the scars with my hair again. I've done this for too long now, and I'm thrilled that I'll be able to wear my hair up soon, without feeling super self-consci...
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Several years ago I had my ear ring pulled out by a thief and it tore my earlobe. I remained with the skin torn and uneven. Can it be repaired? Does it fall under the cosmetic ear surgeries?
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