I am interested in surgery in order to alter the shape and size of my ears. Is this...

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I am interested in surgery in order to alter the shape and size of my ears. Is this possible?

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Plastic surgery can improve the shape or position of the ears. Most commonly, the ears are positioned closer to the head so that they do not protrude as much. Incisions are behind the ear to keep them concealed in a natural skin crease. Sometimes earlobe reduction is required to reduce the size of the earlobe. Torn (or split) earlobes can also be repaired under local anesthesia as an outpatient.

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Yes, Otoplasty Ear Surgery can reshape, balance, and change the size of the ear. This is surgical sculpture and a true artist picks from an assortment of surgical sculpture options to refine the shape of the ear. It is easier to make the shape smaller than larger.  Macrotia Ear Reduction Surgery is one form of otoplasty. Sometimes certain elements of the ear need to be expanded such as in a Constricted Ear Deformity.

Hope this helps.

Michael Bermant, M.D. Board Certified American Board of Plastic Surgery

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