Atlanta plastic surgeon, Dr. Earl Stephenson, performs ear surgery for a variety of reasons. Known as otoplasty, it is also referred to as ear contouring, ear pinning and ear reshaping. It is performed to position the ears closer to the head by reconstructing the supporting cartilage, as well as reshaping them into a smaller size for some individuals. Ears that protrude can be a physical feature that is a frequent source of embarrassment for many patients, especially men who wear closely cropped hairstyles. Well-hidden incisions are placed behind the ear to gain access to the cartilage of the ears for contouring. Otoplasty brings the ears in balance with the head and face.
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"Wish I Would Have Done It (Breast Reduction) Sooner! - After years of chronic back pain and chest pain, my family doctor finally referred me to a plastic surgeon, Dr. Earl Stephenson, for a breast reduction. The pros about the surgery is that I had immediate relief from my back and chest pain. I have gained confidence in how I look as well. The cons is that one of my nipples was almost lost. Dr. Stephenson was able to keep the tissue alive and to..."- A. / RealSelf / Apr 24, 2017
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Dr. Stephenson works with children as young as age 5 so that their ears can be reshaped prior to the start of elementary school. However, ear surgery can be performed on individuals of any age. Good candidates are men or women who demonstrate:
- Self-confidence issues because of the size or shape of their ears
- Protruding ears that stick out
- Large or oversized ears
- Under developed ear cartilage
- Torn earlobes due to heavy jewelry or ear trauma
What To Expect
Otoplasty begins with an incision behind the ear so that the cartilage can be exposed. This cartilage is then removed and/or reshaped until the ear takes on a normal appearance. Excess skin is removed and if the ear shows protrusion, Dr. Stephenson will reposition it closer to the head and firmly secure it with non-removable sutures. There are many variables that are used to help redefine the ears. The goal of this surgery is to produce a natural looking result that will be long lasting for the patient.
Otoplasty fees will vary by patient depending on the surgical case. The average fees for ear reshaping start at about $3,000, but can go as high as $6,000 for more for complex cases that require reconstruction.
Show Your Face From All Sides!
Ear surgery has changed the lives of countless individuals. Once living with anxiety and fear to show their ears, surgery creates a new confidence that allows one to show their face from all angles. If you are self conscious about the size or shape of your ears and are ready to take the step to seek surgical advice, we invite you to call our Snellville plastic surgery office and schedule your consultation with Dr. Stephenson.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $3,000 - $6,000
- Recovery Time
- 2-3 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 2-3 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- Procedure Recovery Location