Male Otoplasty

What is Male Otoplasty?

Otoplasty, also called ear surgery or ear pinning, is a procedure to improve the shape, proportion, or position of the ear. Whether you have a defect in your ear structure that was present at birth or occurred due to an injury, otoplasty can help. 

Male otoplasty can be performed to address the following:

  • Ears that stick out too far from the head.
  • Ears that are disproportionately large compared to the head.
  • Ear lop, or ear tips that fold down and forward.
  • Shell ear (when the curved outer rim or natural folds of the ear are missing).
  • Stretched or large earlobes.
  • And more. 

Candidates for Male Otoplasty

Good candidates for male otoplasty will be healthy non-smokers. Patients should have fully formed ears, which are generally around 5 years or older when a boy’s ear cartilage is stable enough for correction. If you are considering male otoplasty and are interested in learning more, please contact Modern Surgical Arts today to schedule a consultation appointment. 

The Male Otoplasty Procedure

Male otoplasty surgery can be performed with sedation and local anesthesia or general anesthesia. The anesthesia that is best for your procedure can be discussed during a consultation.

Because otoplasty is a highly personalized procedure, the surgical technique used will ultimately depend on the issue being treated and the desired results. Excess skin and cartilage can be manipulated or removed through incisions on the back of or within the creases of the ears. Sutures will be used to close the incisions. The length of the procedure may vary from patient to patient. 

Male Otoplasty Results and Recovery

Following male ear surgery, bandages will be placed on the ears. Any discomfort can be controlled with over-the-counter pain medication. Bandages should be left on until your surgeon removes them, as removing them too early may negatively alter results. We will provide you with specific instructions on how to keep your ears clean and protected from trauma while healing. If you have any concerns or questions regarding recovery, do not hesitate to reach out to our office. 

Once bandages are removed, patients can enjoy an immediate change in the appearance of their ears. Otoplasty results are considered permanent and can help men to feel more confident in their overall appearance. 

Schedule a Consultation 

If you are interested in learning more about male otoplasty and if it is right for you, please contact Modern Surgical Arts in Highlands Ranch, CO, today. We are proud to serve the Denver, Aurora, Centennial, Castle Rock, and surrounding areas.