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CiaraC
11 months ago
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Cosmetic Ear Surgery

I am 32 years old, and I am interested in cosmetic ear surgery to correct the prominence and shape of my ears. I'd like to know what this kind of surgery would entail and an estimation of the cost.

Procedure: Ear Surgery
Location: Auburn, NY

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John Obi
ASPS Surgeon

Although it's not possible to generate a treatment plan or estimate without evaluating the specific condition, in general the correction of prominent ears

can be performed under local anesthesia with sedation in an accredited office operating facility. The procedure usually takes about 2 hours and the fees would start at around $4500.00. Hope this helps.

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Douglas Monasebian
ASPS Surgeon
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Good day and thank you for your questions. Dr. Monasebian, our Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, will answer your questions. He is also trained in Maxillofacial surgery and has worked over 30 years in treating the face. Dr. Monasebian would have to see you and examine you to look at your ears as well as the rest of your face. Surgical correction of prominent ears is known as otoplasty. The procedure can be performed on children and adults. The procedure involves removing excess skin from behind the ear and reshaping the cartilage so as to make the ear lie closer to the face. We would be happy to see you if you are in the New York City area. We look forward to meeting you soon.

Regards, Dr. Monasebian and Park Avenue Plastic Surgery.

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Michelle Copeland
ASPS Surgeon
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Thank you for sharing! Cosmetic ear surgery, known as an otoplasty, is a procedure done to change the contour, position, or size of the ears. This procedure can be done at any age. It is important to discuss expectations with your plastic surgeon and undergo a physical exam so the surgeon can determine how to best achieve your desired ear shape, contour and size. The surgical techniques used by the surgeon in this procedure may vary based the type of ear correction needed. After making the incisions, the surgeon may remove some cartilage and skin of the ear to achieve the desired shape, size, and contour. An added benefit of this procedure is that it can be done as an outpatient under twilight sedation where the patient can go home the same day. Pricing for this type of cosmetic procedure may vary. I suggest you make an appointment with a board certified plastic surgeon to discuss your options.

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Barry Eppley
ASPS Surgeon

Ear reshaping surgery typically involves reforming some of the ear cartilages with sutures from an incision behind the ears to reduce their prominence. (how much they stick out) This would be the most common ear reshaping request. Such an otoplasty procedure is done under IV sedation or general anesthesia.

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