Otoplasty (Ear Surgery) in Dover, OH

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Are you uncomfortable with the size, shape, or overall appearance of your ears? There’s a simple surgical method that can correct these issues and improve your confidence — otoplasty.

What is Otoplasty?

Otoplasty is a type of surgery used to improve the shape, proportion, or position of one or both ears. It can be used to correct both defects that have been present since a person’s birth and those caused by the injury. Because issues with ear appearance affect people of all ages, this procedure is performed on children (age 5 and older), teenagers, and adults.

By undergoing this surgical procedure, patients can improve the appearance of:

  • Large ears

  • Protruding ears

  • Mistakes from previous ear surgeries

  • Other ear deformities and abnormalities

What Are the Benefits of This Procedure?

The appearance of a person’s ears can affect the way the world reacts to him/her. Having large, protruding, or otherwise abnormal ears can be a difficult issue, especially in younger children. Peers can be particularly cruel during formative years.

Otoplasty can improve self-confidence, regardless of age. Correcting ear shape can also improve a person’s overall appearance and add a more pleasing symmetry.

Am I a Candidate for Otoplasty?

Nearly anyone, of age 5 years and older, interested in improving the shape or proportion of the ears is a potential candidate for an otoplasty procedure. However, patients must be healthy non-smokers without any ear infections to be considered. If you are thinking about having your child undergo an otoplasty procedure, it’s important that they are well-behaved enough to follow both pre-and post-procedure care directions.

Before you or someone you love undergoes an otoplasty procedure, you must first schedule a consultation with Dr. David Hartman. During this appointment, he will examine the ears, discuss with you the options, and help you decide if this procedure is a good choice.

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Average Cost  
$3,800 - $7,000
Recovery Time  
3-6 weeks
Average Procedure Time  
2-4 hours
Post-op Follow-up  
1 week
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