Dr. Marouk offers cosmetic ear surgery at the Cosmetic Surgical Art Center in Chandler, AZ. Ear surgery, or Otoplasty, is usually done to set prominent ears back closer to the head or to reduce the size of large ears. Ear surgery usually takes about two to three hours, although complicated procedures may take longer. The technique will depend on the problem.
With one of the more common techniques, the surgeon makes a small incision in the back of the ear to expose the ear cartilage. He will then sculpt the cartilage and bend it back toward the head. Non-removable stitches may be used to help maintain the new shape. Occasionally, the surgeon will remove a larger piece of cartilage to provide a more natural looking fold when the surgery is complete.