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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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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
The best candidates for this procedure must have a BMI below 35.
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.
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
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.
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.