Ear Surgery

Ear pinning surgery, or otoplasty, is designed to “pin back” protruding ears. This procedure reshapes the ear to create a more pleasing appearance and reduce the effect of ear protrusion. Double board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Edward Gross performs ear surgery for Orlando residents who are age 14 or older.

If you are interested in otoplasty with Dr. Gross, request a consultation today, or call our office at  (407) 333-3040.

Ear Surgery (Otoplasty)
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Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

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Case #250

David was bothered by protruding ears since a young age. His ear pinning surgery was performed by Dr. Gross at Primera Surgery Center and his results speak for themselves. He has renewed confidence and natural results. He is very happy.

According to the ASPS, the average general Plastic Surgeon does 2-3 Otoplasties per year;... Read More
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Case #359

Kurtis. Otoplasty. Age 21.  . This young man consulted Dr Gross for ear protrusion he had developed since he was a child. The condition lowered his confidence and self-esteem. He requested ear pinning surgery or otoplasty to correct the problem. Surgical treatment was performed at Primera Surgery Center and results are shown at 1 week. ... Read More
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Case #507

Eliezer | Ear Surgery | Otoplasty | Orlando. This 20 year old gentleman consulted with Dr. Gross for ear pinning surgery. His after photo at 3 mos. shows a very natural result that he is very happy with.
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Case #517

Stephanie | Ear Surgery | Orlando. This 26 year old woman consulted with us for Ototplasty or ear pinning. She wanted her ear protrusion reduced. Dr. Gross used the Furnas and Mustarde techniques to provide natural results and no scarring. Results shown at 1 month. Read More
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Case #117

Michael.  Ear pinning/ Otoplasty.  Before and After results by Dr. Edward Gross. Otoplasty is performed as an outpatient under general anesthesia with a 1 week recovery. Natural ear shape and contour is seen with incisions hidden behind the ears.  Dr. Gross has many years of experience helping patients with this condition. Michael... Read More
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Ear surgery | Otoplasty | Orlando

Ear surgery | Otoplasty | Orlando. This young woman was bothered by protruding ears since she was in middle school. She was very self-conscious of her ears and usually kept her hair covering them. Dr. Gross performed an otoplasty or ear pinning surgery to achieve these results. The procedure was performed in 2 hours at Primera Surgery Center in Orlando/... Read More
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Case #505

Zachary | Ear Pinning | Orlando. This 35 year old business man was bothered by protrudinng ears his whole life. He consulted with us in our Lake Mary office for correction. Dr. Edward Gross performed an otoplasty / ear pininng at Primera Surgery Cebnter as an outpatient. Note the natural results and contours. He is very happy. Read More
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Case #467

Justin. Orlando. Otoplasty. This graduate student was bothered by protruding ears. Dr. Gross performed an Otoplasty (ear pinning) to achieve these results. His After photo is shown at 3 months and he is happy.
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Otoplasty- Orlando- Florida

Zach | Otoplasty | Orlando Florida.  This gentleman was bothered by protrusion of his ears and underwent a outpatient procedure at Primera Plastic surgery with Dr. Edward gross, a specialist in Otoplasty. As you can see, his ears look very natural and are no longer protruding. He is very happy. Results shown at 1 year Read More
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Torn Ear lobe Repair in Orlando

Torn ear lobe repair | Orlando. This 30 year old woman was bothered by elongated earring holes form heavy earrings. Dr. Gross performed ear lobe repair under local anesthesia and then re-pierced her ears 2 months later. Her ear lobe looks natural and she is very happy. Read More
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Case #549

Isabel | Otoplasty | Orlando. This patient consulted with Dr. Gross in Lake Mary for ear pinning or otoplasty. Her outpatient procedure was performed in our accredited surgery center taking about 2 hours. Recovery was 1 week and Dr. Gross used dissolving sutures to speed her healing. Results shown at 1 month and the ears are very natural in appearance. Read More
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Case #111

Rebekah. Ear pinning/ Otoplasty.  Before and After results by Dr. Edward Gross. Otoplasty is performed as an outpatient under anesthesia with a 1 week recovery. Natural ear shape and contour is seen with incisions hidden behind the ears. Dr. Gross has many years of experience helping patients with this condition. Read More
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Case #109

Jessica.  Ear pinning/ Otoplasty.  Before and After results by Dr. Edward Gross. Otoplasty is performed as an outpatient under anesthesia with a 1 week recovery. Natural ear shape and contour is seen with incisions hidden behind the ears. Dr. Gross has many years of experience helping patients with this condition.According to the... Read More
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Case #319

Otoplasty Education.Dr Gross uses a headband for 1 week after Ear Pinning (otoplasty). This protects the ears and keeps them tucked during healing.The photo on the right shows incision placement behind the ear crease. Dr. Gross uses dissolving sutures which absorb in 7 days and the thin scar is completely hidden.  Read More
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Case #298

Otoplasty (Ear pinning) and Rhinoplasty. Kevin is a 40 year old gentleman who consulted with Dr. Gross in the Lake Mary office for ear protrusion since childhood. He had grown up being self-conscious about his ears and waited many years to seek correction. He also wanted his nose thinned at the tip. Dr. Gross performed Otoplasty (Ear pinning) and... Read More
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Otoplasty- Orlando- Florida

Ear Surgery. Trevor.  He wanted his protruding ear to be brought in and match the other side. Results shown at 3 weeks with better ear position, size, and shape. There is no visible scar as it is hidden in the natural crease behind his ear. Read More
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Case #328

Keloid of earlobe. This young woman had home ear piercing which became infected and caused keloid formation. Dr. Gross removed the keloids from her ear lobes and followed with Kenalog (steroid) injections to prevent recurrence. This is a common condition in African- American/ Black women. Read More
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Case #551

Lindsey | Otoplasty | Orlando. She was bothered by ear protrusion since she was in middle school. Dr. Gross performed bilateral Otoplasty to pin her ears back. Her results are shown at 3 months and look very natural. She is much more confident and happy with her appearance. Read More
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Case #110

Nicole.  Ear pinning/ Otoplasty.  Before and After results by Dr. Edward Gross. Otoplasty is performed as an outpatient under anesthesia with a 1 week recovery. Natural ear shape and contour is seen with incisions hidden behind the ears. Dr. Gross has many years of experience helping patients with this condition. Read More
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Case #320

Alex wanted to reduce her protruding ears and have a more mature look. Dr. Gross performed bilateral otoplasty and she is very happy w/ her results. Here she is seen at one week after surgery w/ good balance, symmetry and natural appearance. Read More
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Case #70

Ear pinning/ Otoplasty. Before and After results by Dr. Edward Gross. The right ear was protruding and we pinned the Right Ear back. He is very happy.
* Our practice takes an active role in treating Men, erasing signs of aging, re-shaping the face & profile, and doing it with a natural look.  Our facility is gender-neutral with... Read More
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Case #112

Stephanie.  Ear pinning/ Otoplasty.  Before and After results by Dr. Edward Gross. Otoplasty is performed as an outpatient under anesthesia with a 1 week recovery. Natural ear shape and contour is seen with incisions hidden behind the ears. Dr. Gross has many years of experience helping patients with this condition. He uses advanced techniques... Read More
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Case #427

Jeanette. Orlando. Torn Ear Lobe Repair. This patient consulted in our Lake Mary office for a torn earlobe. It was corrected in less than an hour with a quick outpatient procedure by Dr. Gross. The after photo is shown at 3 months and she is very happy. Read More
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Case #545

Jasmine | Otoplasty | Orlando:  She was bothered by her ears protruding and wanted a more balance look. Dr. Gross performed bilateral Otoplasty to help her apperance and self-confidence. The thin scar is totally hidden behind the ear crease and the sutures dissolve in 1 week. She is very happy.~ According to the ASPS, the average... Read More
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Case #249

Elena. Ear Surgery. She was self-conscious of her ears and wanted them pinned back. Dr. Gross performed a bilateral otoplasty (ear pinning) surgery and she was very happy with the results. She is more confident in herself as seen in her post-operative photo.Dr. Gross performs ear surgery through crescent-shaped incisions hidden behind the... Read More
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Case #406

Otoplasty. Orlando/ Lake Mary. Rich. This patient had prior otoplasty and had recurrence of the ear protrusion. He was bothered by the left protruding out so far. Following bilateral otoplasty with Dr. Gross, his ears are in good balance and symmetry. The ears have a normal contour and have no sign of surgery as the incisions are hidden behind the... Read More
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Case #291

Kevin. This 40 year old gentleman consulted with Dr. Gross in the Lake Mary office for ear protrusion since childhood. He had grown up being self-conscious about his protruding ears and waited many years to seek correction. Dr. Gross performed Otoplasty (Ear pinning) to help refine his look. His after photo shows the ears in better position with... Read More
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Otoplasty | Ear Pinning

This 14 year old student was bothered by protruding ears. Dr. Gross performed a bilateral otoplasty (ear pinning) surgery and she was very happy with the results. Her recovery was 1 week and results are very natural.
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Case #469

Michelle. Orlando. Otoplasty. This pleasant woman was bothered by protruding ears since she was a child. Dr. Gross performed an Otoplasty (ear pinning), using the Furnas and Mustarde techniques, to achieve these results. The incision is hidden behind the ears. Her After photo is shown at 6 months and she is happy. Read More
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Case #582

This patient consulted with Dr. Gross to correct a protruding Left ear. Cosmetic otoplasty was performed to bring the left ear in. Results are shown at 6 months and there is very good symmetry and very natural results seen. Read More
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Case #519

Andy | Otoplasty. He wanted his ears to be less noticeable. Dr. Gross performed bilateral Otoplasty using the Mustarde and Furnas techniques to achieve a lasting and natural result. Sutures dissolve behind the ears and a head band is worn for 1 week. Results at 1 year. Read More
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Otoplasty | Ear Pinning

Otoplasty, Side View, 3 week result:Close-up photo of Ear Surgery/ Otoplasty results show better ear position and shape with slight pinkness noted at 3 weeks. There is no visible scar and no stitches to remove. Dr. Gross uses dissolving sutures for better patient comfort.
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Otoplasty

Ear pinning | Otoplasty | Orlando, FL. This patient was bothered by protruding ears as seen from the back. Following successful otoplasty with Dr. Edward Gross, his ears are closer to his head and have a natural appearance. There is no visible scarring and he is very happy. This procedure is performed as an outpatient in our Lake Mary/ Orlando... Read More
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Case #321

Mike. Otoplasty. This businessman had been unhappy with the appearance of his ears since childhood. He consulted with Dr. Gross for Otoplasty.  Before and After photos of his Ear pinning procedure are shown at 3 months. The protrusion at the top (helix area) is improved and he is happy. The ears maintain a natural appearance after this outpatient... Read More
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Case #424

Abby. Orlando. Ear Lobe repair. This patient consulted in our Lake Mary office for a torn earlobe. It was corrected in less than an hour with a quick outpatient procedure by Dr. Gross. The after photo is shown at 3 months and she is very happy. Read More

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

Leading the Way in Patient Satisfaction

No matter where you prefer to do your research, you’ll find plenty of 5-star reviews for Primera Plastic Surgery. Dr. Gross and his team strive for complete patient satisfaction, and they’ll go above and beyond to ensure you’re happy with every element of your experience.

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Proven Techniques, Outstanding Results

Otoplasty gives the ears a more pleasing appearance by:

  • Removing excess cartilage from behind the ear
  • Sculpting the outer ear fold
  • Bringing the ears closer to the side of the head

Edward J. Gross, M.D.

Double Board-Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon

With 24 years in practice, Dr. Gross’ quality of care and results have earned the confidence and referrals of doctors throughout the region. His emphasis on patient education helps the men and women he treats feel comfortable and supported during their treatment.

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Ear Surgery With a Facial Plastic Surgery Specialist

Dr. Gross performs otoplasty through crescent-shaped incisions hidden behind the ears. Dr. Gross uses the Mustardé and Furnas techniques to reshape and reposition the ears for natural results. He uses dissolving sutures, so there are no stitches to remove.

Frequent handling of otoplasty cases is critical for successful outcomes. Dr. Gross’ many years of experience with otoplasty and his eye for aesthetic balance have provided him with the skill required for these complex yet elegant techniques.

Some Orlando patients may choose to combine ear surgery with other facial procedures such as a facelift or rhinoplasty.

Before the procedure, Dr. Gross uses computer imaging to give patients a preview of what they might look like after ear surgery.

“Otoplasty is an especially rewarding aspect of facial plastic surgery. Its low risk of side effects, combined with the quick recovery process, makes it a popular choice for our patients.”
– Dr. Gross

Computer Imaging

See Your Results Before Surgery

Our practice is among the few that use computer imaging to show potential results. With the help of this technology, Dr. Gross can reliably tailor a surgical treatment plan for the unique needs of each patient.

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Ear Surgery FAQ

    • How much does ear surgery (otoplasty) cost?
      At Primera Plastic Surgery, the cost of most otoplasty procedures typically ranges from $5,575 to $7,000 (NOT including anesthesia or facility fees), although outliers on the high or low end of the spectrum are always possible. We offer financing through CareCredit® for qualified patients.
    • What is ear surgery recovery like?
      Usually performed under general anesthesia, this outpatient procedure lasts 1.5 to 2 hours and is generally tolerated well. Patients rarely experience more than mild discomfort, which Dr. Gross treats with a long-lasting anesthetic.Temporary bruising and swelling are common side effects. Patients wear a head dressing for the first 2 days after surgery and an athletic-style headband continuously for a week and while sleeping for the first 2 weeks. The headband protects the ears and ensures a smooth result. Most otoplasty patients can resume work or school in 7 days, noncontact sports in 2 weeks, and contact sports in 2 months.
    • Is there a lot of pain afterward, and how long will it last?
      Otoplasty performed by Dr. Gross typically is not painful and is associated with mild discomfort. Dr. Gross uses a long-acting anesthetic to relieve pain following the surgery; it wears off 8 to 12 hours later. There is some discomfort the first night after surgery due to the head dressing, but it is usually well-tolerated. The headwrap is removed in the office 2 days after the surgery, which provides substantial relief from pressure.

“A natural appearance of the ears is essential for patient satisfaction.”
– Dr. Gross

  • Where are the stitches, and when are they removed?
    There are no stitches to remove, and Dr. Gross hides the incision behind the ears, which results in a completely hidden line. He uses dissolving sutures, so there is nothing to remove at post-op visits.
  • What are the common side effects?
    Temporary swelling, bruising around the ears, and discomfort. Some drainage and bleeding may occur from the wounds.
  • What are the risks of ear surgery?
    Infection, asymmetry, scarring, re-protrusion of the ear (usually due to popped stitch or trauma), revision surgery, or artificial appearance of ears. These risks are minimized with an experienced Facial Plastic Surgeon, such as Dr. Gross.
  • How long will I enjoy my results?
    Results are long-lasting. Note: A certain degree of “give back” or minor protrusion usually occurs several weeks following the procedure. This is normal.
  • Can I have just one ear pinned back?
    Yes, the procedure can be done for a prominent ear on just one side; however, Dr. Gross will generally recommend both ears be treated for symmetry.

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If you are interested in otoplasty with Dr. Gross, request a consultation today, or call (407) 333-3040.

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