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How Can I Reduce my Ear Size Without a Surgery?

How Can Reduce my Ear Size Without a Surgery

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Surgical Treatment is Best for Treating Prominent Ears

It’s not unusual for patients to seek alternatives to surgery when they have ear deformities.  Unfortunately none of these treatments are effective in treating prominent ears.

In the first few months of life ear cartilage can be remodeled, but after two months ear cartilage molding is no longer effective.  When prominent ears are present, setback otoplasty is the only effective treatment available.

If you’re concerned about prominent ears, consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon is appropriate.  This surgeon should be able to formulate a treatment plan that’s appropriate for you.

Omaha Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 142 reviews

8900 West Dodge Road
Omaha, NE 68114

Reducing ear size without surgery

In the adult with protruding ears, otoplasty is the standard method. At this point molding and shaping are not known to work. Many adults are coming in to have their ears addressed nowadays. The surgery is usually very well tolerated.  Best to see an experienced surgeon. Ask questions and look at his/her photos.

Jeffrey Roth, MD
Las Vegas Plastic Surgeon
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9280 W. Sunset Rd.
Las Vegas, NV 89148

How to Reduce Ear Size

Reducing ear size, or better, having the ears less prominent, is done with a surgical procedure known as otoplasty.  This procedure reduces ear prominence with the reshaping of the ears and reduction of excess cartilage and skin.  

A baby born with prominent ears can be treated without surgery in the first few months of life using shaping molds.    However, once the cartilage has aged a bit, the ears are not possible to reshape without a surgical procedure.

Stephen Bresnick, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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16633 Ventura Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 91436

Otoplasty reducing the ear size without surgery

This is not really possible. The only time this is possible is the first month of life when the ear is moldable.

Philip Young, MD
Bellevue Facial Plastic Surgeon
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1810 116th Ave. NE
Bellevue, WA 98004

There is no Effective Way to Reduce Ear Size without Surgery

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Armando Soto, MD, FACS
Orlando Plastic Surgeon
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7009 Dr. Phillips Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32819

Reducing Ear Size

Reducing the size of the ears without surgery isn't possible. Reduction requires removal of cartilage and or skin, both of which require surgery.

Benjamin Dunkley, DO
Salt Lake City Facial Plastic Surgeon
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279 E 5900 S
Murray, UT 84107

The Size of the Ear CANNOT be reduced without Surgery

Reduction of the ear and pinning back of the ear both require permanent modifications of the cartilage framework. Such modifications require surgery.

Peter A. Aldea, MD
Memphis Plastic Surgeon
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6401 Poplar Avenue
Memphis, TN 38119

Ear Surgery

Dear Patient,

Whether you want your ears pinned back or reduce your earlobe size, you will need a surgery. If your concern is general anesthesia (being put to sleep for your surgery), you can have both of these procedures done under local anesthesia (you can be awake during both of these procedures). You can consult your physician on what option is best suited for you.


Teanoosh Zadeh, MD, FRCSC
Montreal Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 5 reviews

1 Westmount Square
Montreal, QC H3Z 2P9

Non-surgical Otoplasty

Dear patient,

There are several surgical techniques available to reshape ears, they are collectively called otoplasty. Whether it is a complex otoplasty or a minimally invasive technique all require incision. There is no non-surgical technique available to reshape ears or reduce ear size. Good luck. Dr. Kevin Sadati

Kevin Sadati, DO
Orange County Facial Plastic Surgeon
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359 San Miguel Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Ear reduction requires surgery

There are no non invasive methods to reduce your ears. You will need surgery to accomplish your desire! And will leave scaring that may be minor or result in unsightly scars! Best of luck

Tal T. Roudner, MD, FACS
Miami Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 104 reviews

550 Biltmore Way
Miami, FL 33134

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