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Ear Reshaping Surgery

Maryland Otoplasty (for Protruding Ears)

Otoplasty “pins back,” reshapes, or re-sizes ears that are larger or protrude more than desired. Otoplasty cannot improve hearing, but it can improve your appearance and self-esteem. Otoplasty in Hagerstown can offer great benefits to patients of all ages, but it is most often sought for children or adolescents who are self-conscious or suffer teasing from others. Through this simple procedure, the teasing can be alleviated, allowing self-confidence in children can grow.

At Plastic Surgery Services, Maryland cosmetic surgeon Dr. Garazo can perform otoplasty to correct numerous aesthetic ear issues. Although the procedure is most commonly sought to correct protruding ears, it can also address other issues such as “lop ear” where the tips of your ears bend down, “cupped” or very small ears, as well as “shell ear,” where the outer ridges or creases of your ears are missing. Dr. Garazo can also correct large or stretched ear lobes, making them more proportional to the rest of your face.

Ear surgery is generally an outpatient procedure, performed under general anesthesia. Children and adults can usually return to work or school after 5 to 7 days.

For those considering otoplasty, either for yourself or your child, Maryland plastic surgeon Dr. Henry Garazo invites you to explore your options through a patient consultation. To schedule a consultation at Plastic Surgery Services, contact us online or call (301) 791-1800.