Ear Surgery

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Ear surgery, also called otoplasty or ear pinning, involves moving ears closer to the head in an effort to keep them from "sticking out". LEARN MORE ›

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I have always been embarrassed about how my ears stuck out since I was a child. I always wore my hair down to hide them and sometimes they even stuck out through my hair. I consulted with over 15 doctors and didn't like their "AFTERS" because the ears looked "pinned " too closely to the head.... READ MORE

I have the same typical story of an insecure childhood full of teasing names such as Dumbo, Monkey Ears, and several others that were pretty clever. The first time I wore my hair up was my senior year. I was even trying to play sports with it down when I could get away with it. Fast forward... READ MORE

I finally got my ears done at 31 years old! I have wanted otoplasty my whole life because my ears have made me self conscious! Dr. Doft is amazing, my ears do not stick out any longer and they look natural! I love wearing my hair up now! I also had a breast implant revision because my kept... READ MORE

Ever since I was younger, I was self conscious about my ears. They stuck out, no matter what I did! Ponytails? Forget it! Even on hot days I would be stuck with my hair down. Some people suggested wearing a headband over my ears... but anyone with ears that stick out knows that it does NOT work!... READ MORE

Dr. Fouda Neel was very confident and understood what I wanted: natural ears that were the closest to the head possible. It's only been 4 days since the surgery but I'm already extremely satisfied even though there's still pain and they're still healing of course. The surgery went extremely well... READ MORE

I am 16 years old now and I had an otoplasty done 6 MONTHS ago and they are still red and dry. I Have been putting lotion, vitamin E, Petroleum Jelly, anything you could think of, on them. I don't know what can heal them anymore, so I am obviously a little upset with the whole thing. What should... READ MORE

Thanks to the professionalism of Dr Manoharan on a routine skin check, what I thought was merely a wart growth on the ear and a skin blemish on the forehead turned out to be dangerous Squamous Cell Carcinomas, both were removed on my next visit only about a week later. I thought this would be a... READ MORE

About a month and a half post op and my ears still feel really stiff and sensitive.. but the top area is still somewhat numb. Will my ears ever feel normal again? How long is the whole healing process supposed to take? I also have a big bump behind my ear/ear lobe.. is this normal? Will the... READ MORE

Since I can remember, I have been laughed at for my ears. I really got traumatized, especially high school was a horror for me. I even tried to glue my ears to my head, I never wore a ponytail and I just hated my ears. A friend of mine had surgery done by Dr Marco Carmona last year and she... READ MORE

I always suffered with large ears that stuck out and as a result suffered all the negative things that come with it growing up. I let it eat away at me and bother me a lot more than what it should have, once I heard about this procedure I made it my priority to save up and get it done. Dr kang... READ MORE

My partner and I are planning a trip to SE Asia at the end of this year, it will be our last holiday together before trying to have a baby so I thought it might be good timing to get my ears done. It costs $6000+ in Australia, something I realistically won't be able to afford any time in the... READ MORE

From when I was very little, I had always wanted my ears pinned; I would get bullied and constantly called names because of the way they looked. Having my ears pinned back was one of the best decisions I have ever made. I'm loads more confident within myself and extremely happy with how they... READ MORE

So I've finally decided to get this done after years of deliberation. I feel great about it so far, will update as the process continues, as of now I am set for surgery on the 18th of November with a pre-op sit down with the doc this coming Monday, the 26th of Oct.... READ MORE

Hello all! I am 25 and getting an otoplasty surgery tomorrow. Here's my story... I have always had elf-life ears (see picture. haha). It's bothered me at various times in life, but never been a source of teasing or anything like that, because I have really long hair and bangs and so they never... READ MORE

I had my first otoplasty back in February because I felt the tops of my ears stuck out and weren't very symmetrical. If I wore my hair down they poked out like pixie ears! I wanted to feel more comfortable wearing my hair up so I ended up going to a nice doctor in San Diego. I was fully awake... READ MORE

I never grew my hair until I was 19 just to hide my ears... Once I started growing my hair and tried a ponytail, I realised that it was my ears that was spoiling my look.. and that's the reason I started thinking of Otoplasty... I am 29 right now and 2 months post my first ever otoplasty... READ MORE

Bangkok 2014 was the first time I had my ears surgically pinned back. (Otoplasty) I was quite surprised at Clinic at the Bangkok hospital where the consultation and surgery took place. I found it a little difficult to get across to the doctor what I wanted but as we had Medical Solutions guide... READ MORE

I wish to have a normal ear... Anyone knows who can insert hole in my ear and pin my ear back? Make it look normal. I can't be able to do challenging things. I have to do things that are so meaningless. I can't get a good job, because appearance is everything to some people. I'm 44 years... READ MORE

I was born with several malformations of the ears, (basically elf/pixie ears) that folded out from my head at a diagonal angle, as well as lacking the anti-helical fold on both of my ears. My first otoplasty was around the age of 8. The surgery successfully gave me the anti-helical fold in both... READ MORE

I am a 16 year old Hispanic male. Dr. Rahban performed otoplasty (ear surgery) on me. My ears were not in proportion; one was bigger than the other and the bigger one would noticeably stick out. I made a serious decision at age 15, I spoke to my mother and she spoke to my dad because I didn't... READ MORE

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How much does Ear Surgery cost?

The typical cost for Ear Surgery ranges from $375-$23,500 with an average cost of $4,100. Costs will vary by surgeon, geographic region and the complexity of the procedure. Cost estimates are based on 263 patient reviews submitted on RealSelf. Learn more