Ear surgery (otoplasty) can be performed to create a more ideal shape, size, and position of the ears to frame your face beautifully. This custom surgery can be performed on young children, adolescents, and adults.

Why choose Dr. Joshua Hyman for ear surgery in NYC?

When you have decided you need to resolve an aesthetic issue with your ears, your choice of plastic surgeon makes a difference in the outcome and your overall experience. When under the care of Dr. Joshua Hyman, you will be treated at a luxury, boutique practice where you can expect the highest level of personalized attention. Dr. Hyman has an exceptional level of experience, having performed thousands of successful procedures over his two-plus decades in practice.

As a double-board-certified aesthetic authority, he serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical Center and is on staff at Lenox Hill Hospital and New York Presbyterian Hospital. He has established a state-of-the-art, in-house surgery center that boasts a perfect safety record. Your ear surgery will be performed on-premises rather than at a busy, impersonal hospital or crowded outpatient clinic.

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Benefits of ear surgery

Ear contouring surgery can improve how your ears look and how they balance with your face. Common reasons to undergo ear surgery include:

  • To reduce the size of larger ears
  • To pin back ears that protrude on one or both sides
  • To correct disappointing results from previous ear surgery
  • To reshape disfigured ears resulting from a birth defect or injury
  • To improve self-esteem
  • To refine and reduce larger earlobes

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The ear surgery is performed with the help of exceptional medical and support staff, including board-certified anesthesiologists, all of whom are focused on patient health and safety. Schedule a free consultation and meet with Dr. Hyman to discover a plastic surgeon who is warm and relatable – not stuffy or reserved. His personality, talent, and warm bedside manner make the journey of ear surgery comfortable, private, and safe, with a remarkable level of follow-up care.

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Are you a candidate for ear surgery?

Otoplasty can be performed on qualified adults and children. The most common age range for children is between six and fourteen years old. To be a good candidate for this procedure, children must meet the following criteria:

  • In good general health
  • Over the age of five or has stable cartilage
  • No unresolved chronic ear infection issues
  • Good at following directions

Adults also elect to have ear surgery when they are unhappy with the shape or size of their ears. Adults who are good candidates for otoplasty are:

  • In good general health
  • Free of medical conditions that interfere with the body’s healing process
  • Non-smokers
  • Want to resolve the ear appearance
  • Self conscious about wearing their hair up or when wet

Ear surgery procedure

Dr. Hyman customizes the otoplasty procedure to fit the age and goals of the patient. Multiple techniques can be used to achieve different results. Most commonly, an incision is made on the back of the ear. Once the cartilage is exposed, it can be reshaped. If needed, a piece of cartilage may be removed. Sutures secure the new shape or position of the ears. General anesthesia or sedation is used to keep you comfortable during the procedure. Dr. Hyman will perform your otoplasty in his accredited private ambulatory surgery facility. The surgery takes between two and three hours on average. While most adults can go home on the same day as the surgery, children are often kept in the medical facility for observation overnight.

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Ear surgery recovery

Dr. Hyman will provide detailed and personalized post-surgery instructions. Generally, after surgery, you will need to wear a bandage over your head and ears for a few days. The next phase of healing involves wearing a special headband 24 hours a day for three weeks. For the following three weeks, the headband must be worn at night. In most cases, sutures do not need to be removed.

In most cases, sutures do not need to be removed. You will need to plan to take about one week off work or school and to take general precautions to protect the incision sites from trauma. Children require special observation and care to ensure that no ear trauma is sustained.

Additionally, strenuous activity should be avoided for the first three weeks after surgery. Your results will be visible immediately after your dressings are removed. Scars are typically minimally visible, as the incisions are made strategically behind the ear or in a natural crease of the ear.

Contact us for your free ear surgery consultation in Manhattan

Call us to schedule your complimentary consultation with Dr. Hyman. A consultation is the best way to find out if an otoplasty can accomplish your aesthetic goals. We serve patients in New York, Manhattan, and the surrounding communities.

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