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Ear Surgery

Reconstructive or cosmetic ear surgery helps people in Maryland, Northern Virginia, and Washington, DC improve their appearance and self-confidence. This procedure can "pin back" ears, reshape them, reduce them in size, or make them more symmetrical. Both children and adults are candidates for ear surgery, also known as otoplasty. Whether you or your child will be undergoing otoplasty, safety is of the utmost importance. Dr. Houtan Chaboki has extensive experience performing otoplasty and provides a safe, caring environment for his patients and their families.

To learn more about ear surgery, request a cosmetic consultation with Dr. Chaboki online or call his office at (202) 800-2085.

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Case 131, Ear Surgery

Cosmetic ear surgery is called otoplasty by plastic surgeons. Washington DC and northern Virginia patients may seek cosmetic ear surgery to reshape and resize the ears. Ears that are large or protruding often have a genetic component and seen across generations in families. Plastic surgeons often will recommend waiting until a child's ear is mature in size, around age 6, before considering otoplasty.This patient consulted with Dr. Chaboki, a Washington DC facial plastic surgeon, to perform cosmetic ear surgery to improve the size and shape of the both ears. Cosmetic otoplasty was performed in the office via local anesthesia. These before and after otoplasty photographs show natural otopl...

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Case 119, Ear Surgery

Otoplasty is plastic surgery to reshape the ear. Washington DC and northern Virginia patients may seek cosmetic surgery to reduce the size of "cup" or "floppy" ears. Large ears or protruding ears have a genetic component and often seen in families. While most otoplasty procedures involve both ears, sometimes only one ear requires surgery to pin it back.This Virginia area woman consulted with Dr. Chaboki, a board certified facial plastic surgeon, to perform cosmetic ear surgery to improve symmetry. She underwent cosmetic otoplasty on the right ear in the office via local anesthesia. Before and after otoplasty photographs show the right ear is now closer to her head an...

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Case 63, Ear Surgery

Ears come in various shapes and sizes, but generally should not stick out too far from the sides of the head. Occasionally, the ears may protrude more than desired. Otoplasty, plastic surgery to "pin" the ears back, helps to reshape and reposition the ears to become less prominent.This DC area woman had always wanted to reduce the size of the ears and felt they protruded too far out. After consultation with facial plastic surgeon Dr. Chaboki to review options, she chose otoplasty. Cosmetic ear surgery may be performed in the office via local anesthesia in adults, while IV sedation or general anesthesia is required for children undergoing plastic surgery. Patients often return to work quickly...

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Case 168, Ear Surgery

Otoplasty, cosmetic surgery to reshape the ear, is performed by plastic surgeons, facial plastic surgeons, and otolaryngologists. Ear reshaping is often performed via an incision hidden behind the ear to modify the underlying ear cartilage. While some patients will have surgery as a child, many patients wait until adulthood to have otoplasty.This patient wanted to reduce the size of her protruding ears. She had cosmetic otoplasty in the office via local anesthesia with Dr. Chaboki, a board certified Washington DC facial plastic surgeon. Her ears appear natural and no longer draw attention. She now wears her hair in a ponytail without hesitation....

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Case 85, Ear Surgery

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Case 4, Ear Surgery, Nasal Repair, Rhinoplasty

This man from Maryland had a broken nose from a sports injury. He also had nasal congestion and obstruction, in addition to twisted nose from injury. The nose was severely deviated with a droopy tip. He underwent functional rhinoplasty via an endonasal approach, septoplasty, and cartilage grafting. His nose has improved symmetry and better balance with the rest of the face. In addition, his nasal breathing has significantly improved with the rhinoplasty surgery.The patient also had a naturally protruding ear on his left side due to excess ear cartilage. He had undergone otoplasty surgery to reshape the left ear to make it less prominent....

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Case 185, Ear Surgery

Ears should not draw unnecessary attention when looking at a person's face. Large, protruding, or asymmetric ears tend to draw one's eye toward to side of the head, instead of the eyes which is more desirable. Otoplasty, cosmetic surgery to reshape the ear performed by plastic surgeons, makes the ears less noticeable by modifying the underlying ear cartilage. The incision for otoplasty surgery is hidden behind the ear and skin sutures dissolve with time. Some will have surgery as a child, but those who see Dr. Chaboki have waited until adulthood to have cosmetic otoplasty.This patient wanted to reduce the size of her ears. She underwent otoplasty surgery...

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Adults often choose to combine their ear surgery with other cosmetic facial sculpting procedures such as rhinoplasty near Maryland at our practice in Washington, DC. Dr. Chaboki frequently performs these procedures and can discuss your options with you.

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In Washington, DC, ear surgery should not be performed for children until the ears have reached full size, usually around age 5 to 6. However, because protruding ears may cause self-consciousness and poor adaptation at school, Dr. Chaboki believes that otoplasty should be performed as soon as possible after the ears are fully developed. While you are under general anesthesia or sedation, he will make a small incision either behind or in front of the ear that will be carefully placed to minimize scarring. He will reshape the cartilage and keep it in place with internal sutures.

Dr. Chaboki can also reconstruct torn earlobes which may occur as a result of heavy earrings, metal allergy, or trauma. In some cases, the earlobe is stretched from the prolonged weight of heavy earrings or the hole from the piercing becomes very elongated. The ear lobe also naturally becomes big or long with age and should be corrected along with a facelift for Maryland area patients. Splits in the earlobe, stretched piercing holes, or long ear lobes are easily repaired in the office with local anesthesia. After a healing period, Dr. Chaboki may re-pierce your ear if you so choose.

How Much Does Otoplasty Cost?

Otoplasty procedures vary, and the cost of depends on the details of your surgery as well as other considerations, including the fees charged by the surgical center. In general, the final cost of ear surgery typically falls between $3,500 and $7,500 *. You can learn more about how we determine the cost of this and other procedures on our Fees & Financing page.

If you still have questions about this procedure, please be sure to view frequently asked questions answered by Dr. Chaboki.

* Price information is an estimation and individual pricing will vary. All prices are subject to change and costs are non-refundable.

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