Otoplasty in Cleveland, Ohio

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Otoplasty in Cleveland, Ohio

Otoplasty (or “ear pinning”) in Cleveland, Ohio is a plastic surgery designed to fix ears that are protruding, or “stick out,” and those that lack the normal folding or contour. Congenital abnormalities of the ears are very common and may be present in up to 10-20% of all people. Otoplasty is often called ear pinning, or ear pinning surgery. Dr. Harmych, a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon, is an otoplasty expert and performs many otoplasty procedures.

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Indications for otoplasty

  • Healthy patients with appropriate expectations seeking to correct protruding ears or ears that lack the normal folding or contour may be ideal candidates for otoplasty.
  • The ears must have undergone sufficient growth and maturity prior to undergoing otoplasty.
  • Patients older than five years are considered appropriate candidates for otoplasty.

Otoplasty procedure

  • Otoplasty may be performed under local anesthesia, with moderate sedation or general anesthesia, depending on the patient’s preference and age.
  • Normal contour is created by altering the cartilage responsible for the shape of the ear through a small incision hidden behind the ear.
  • Many cases involve weakening or removing a small amount of cartilage to set back the ear and placing small sutures to restore the normal folding pattern of the ear.

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Recovery from otoplasty

  • Otoplasty is performed in the outpatient setting.
  • A gentle head wrap protects the ears for 1-2 days after otoplasty.
  • Prescription pain medicine is usually required for 3-5 days. Sutures are removed in one week.
  • Most patients are able to return to work, school and social activity in about one week after the otoplasty surgery.
  • Full physical activity may be resumed at one month.

How much does Otoplasty cost?

The average cost of otoplasty or ear surgery is $4,350 with a range between $25-30,000 according to 2023 data reported by RealSelf.

Cost of Otoplasty in Cleveland, Ohio is determined by the complexity of the procedure and the severity of the ear deformity. Anesthesia and facility fees also apply for patients undergoing otoplasty under anesthesia or sedation. In general, the average cost of otoplasty in Ohio ranges from $3,000 to $6,000. Dr. Harmych’s patients can expect the cost of otoplasty to be within this range.

Choosing a Facial Plastic Surgeon for Otoplasty

Patients considering otoplasty should carefully review the credentials and training of their surgeon. There are three certifying boards for physicians practicing comprehensive facial plastic surgery: The American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, The American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology. For patients considering any type of facial plastic surgery, including otoplasty or ear pinning, the best and safest choice is a surgeon certified by one of these boards.

Where should I go for Otoplasty in northeast Ohio?

Harmych Facial Plastic Surgery is located Beachwood in Cleveland, Ohio. Schedule a consultation to learn more about otoplasty.

Harmych Facial Plastic Surgery
29225 Chagrin Blvd. #285
Beachwood, Ohio 44122

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Double board-certified facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Brian Harmych, M.D. is the best rhinoplasty, neck lift, facelift, mini faceliftdeep plane faceliftearlobe repair surgeon in Cleveland, Ohio. He is one of the few double board-certified facial plastic surgeons in Ohio and focuses exclusively on facial plastic surgery, such as rhinoplasty, nose reshaping and revision rhinoplasty.