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 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

My only regret is not doing this sooner! I am so happy with my new ears. I can finally wear my hair back and not worry about my ears sticking out. Barely any down time, you just need to wear a headband following surgery. Also very minimal pain and discomfort thanks to Dr. Wise and his amazing staff! READ MORE

I had been teased my whole life for my prominent ears and it wrecked my self confidence. I couldn't wear my hair up in fear that I would get made fun of. I felt like when people looked at me, all they saw was ears. Even though people told me they didn't think they stuck out "that bad" I was... READ MORE

Ever since I can remember, I had issues with the way my ears looked (I had prominent ears with one sticking out way more than the other & missing the natural fold). I was always teased at school, but beyond that, I was not happy with them myself. Most times that I was in front of the mirror, I... READ MORE

I went into my consultation very skeptical about having a doctor in Alaska work on my face. This man is truly wonderful at what he does and I wouldn't go to anyone else. I trust him wholeheartedly. It's been 4 weeks since my surgery and it's healing very nice.. I'm grateful for him and his... READ MORE

I just had otoplasty about a week ago. I've always had large, protruding ears and have been self conscious about them. The recovery has been difficult but I hope it's worth it. I was tired of not having any confidence. I know it's soon but my ear lobes stick out too much. I think I haave... READ MORE

So far, I have just gone through the consultation. Everyone in the office was very nice. The doctor was direct in his evaluation of the situation and talked me out of another procedure that I was thinking about getting because he didn't think it would be very useful. I will be getting my ears... READ MORE

I am considering going for a ear reduction of the top pole (Scapha) and would like to know if someone who has gone through similar and would like to share there experience? Are there any risks associated with this type of surgery other than scaring which I have been told is well hidden or is... READ MORE

As I had aged and lost my hair the large and prominent ears I had from childhood, which had not caused me any concern in my life previously, began to look even bigger and became even more prominent. I was more conscious of them than ever before and found myself worrying about my appearance and... READ MORE

After twenty-two years living with an otoplasty which went horribly wrong, I finally found a surgeon who was able to fix it beyond my wildest expectations.Background:Both ears were overly corrected (too close to my head) and with completely different shapes.The right ear looked as if it was... READ MORE

I am so happy I had ear pinback surgery. I had been contemplating it for years as my ears stuck out and it was something I was insecure about. The surgery went even better than expected. Wonderful recovery (I was back at work 2 days later) and essentially no pain. I forgot I even got the surgery... READ MORE

The procedure could not have gone any better. I had local anesthetic and it was fine. I was always at ease. Recovery has been fine, thus far. I was in pain a few hours after the procedure, but nothing unbearable and nothing that the pain killers couldn't control. I had a good nights rest the... READ MORE

I had the best experience with otoplasty surgery. This was far better than the first time I had my ears done. I was awake during the procedure so the recovery time was quick. Dr. Sheila Nazarian sculpted my ears beautifully. She placed permanent sutras to give my ear definition and to hold them... READ MORE

My ears have stuck out my entire life. I was teased mercilessly in school, and finally as an adult I was encouraged by friends to do something about my biggest insecurity that was a better solution than constantly brushing my hair over them. I was so scared to have my survery (I'm a total wuss... READ MORE

My life as a real life Dumbo has ended! After many years thinking about having an otoplasty I finally decided and went for it. I recently moved to Timisoara (I used to live in Italy) and after a short research online I found out about Dr. Tiberiu Bratu and his "Brol Medical Center". Dr. Bratu is... READ MORE

The first time I had my ears done I was pleasantly surprised at how clean the Bangkok hospital was and the Dr was lovely. The procedure was fine. The only problem was my ears still protruded a lot after the bandages came off and it was so disappointing. The Dr said I could come back after... READ MORE

My original otoplasty was done in May, and the results were terrible. I suffered from intense bleeding from both ears, which needed to be cauterized twice. Afterwards, the ears were extremely lopsided. One ear was folded all the way back, and telephoned horribly. The other almost did not change... READ MORE

I had been considering otoplasty for quite some time to correct my overly large "dumbo" ears, and after doing a ridiculous amount of research, decided to take the plunge. During my search for potential surgeons, all reviews and indications kept leading me back to Dr.Rahban, so I decided to book... READ MORE

I had a revision in 2012 from my original surgery in 2002. I'm wondering what the community thinks about if I should go back for another revision? I feel like the right one is plastered to my head and slightly misshapen, and the left still has quite a curvature to it. Im not sure if I'm... READ MORE

Hello my friends , im contacting you for your review. I've done otoplasty surgery last week with request to reduce my ear size (ear lobe or pinning) but now im little bit scared about one week post op results. Doctor said its normal that ears look that big and scary after surgery , and said that... 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 267 patient reviews submitted on RealSelf. Learn more