Doctor Maxim Ivanchuk

Otoplasty Surgery

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Ear irregularities can make a person feel
very self-conscious about their appearance

Common examples of aesthetic ear irregularities include prominent ears, bent tips of the ears, cupped (‘shelled’) ears, and ears without folds or creases. All these ear problems can cause feelings of embarrassment and social anxiety. Fortunately, Ivanchuk’s Plastic Surgery Clinic offers Otoplasty surgery, which can reposition your ears closer to your head to look less protrusive and create a more balanced look.

What is Otoplasty?

Otoplasty is an ear correction surgery aimed at correcting the auricles to improve the appearance of the ears to varying degrees. It can address concerns with your ears' size, shape, positioning, or proportion.

Otoplasty surgery has become more popular in recent years for different reasons, including the possibility of changing the way the ears look. It is not a complex or expensive operation, so almost everyone can afford it.

How does it work?

Before the ear reshaping surgery, patients are expected to discuss their expectations with the surgeon and receive recommendations on how best to prepare for the procedure. This may include avoiding certain foods and medications that can increase bleeding and some temporal lifestyle changes.

At the beginning of the procedure, a sedative or general anesthesia is administered. Most people prefer the latter. Next, an incision is made to the fold of the skin behind the ear to expose the underlying cartilage.

Your surgeon will remove the excess cartilage, and in some instances, it is remodeled. After the procedure, the incision is closed with stitches. The procedure usually takes about two hours.

Who is it for?

You may be a candidate for Otoplasty surgery if you notice any of the following indications:

• Flaccidity

• Big difference in the size or location of the auricles (more than 3mm)

• Post-traumatic or congenital absence of part of the ear or complete absence of the auricle.

Some people may have already had Otoplasty ear pinning surgery and aren't happy with the results. Because of this, they may choose to have another procedure. If you are considering Otoplasty, you want to look for a certified plastic surgeon that is certified and able to help you achieve your dream appearance. At Ivanchuk's Plastic Surgery Clinic, we offer otoplasty services with a high satisfaction rating. We invite you to schedule a consultation with us today.

Benefits of Ostoplasty

    • Correction of prominent ears
    • Increased self-confidence
    • Natural facial appearance
    Permanent results
    Minimal risk

Quick Info

30 min

surgery time



1-2 weeks

Recovery Time

1 day

Hospital Stay

                                                                          Frequently Asked Questions 

Anyone with fully developed ears can undergo otoplasty. Usually, children after age 4 can opt for ear reshaping surgery.

At Dr. Ivanchuk’s Plastic Surgery Clinic, we perform various otoplasty procedures, namely ear pinning, ear reduction, and ear augmentation. 

A typical otoplasty procedure takes 30-60 minutes. However, it is an estimated time and can be extended based on the complications of the surgical procedure. 

The average cosmetic ear surgery cost is $ 6,000. Please get detailed pricing information here or schedule a personalized consultation to share your cosmetic needs and budget. 


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