Ear Pinning (Otoplasty)
in Boca Raton

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What is an Ear Pinning?

Otoplasty is an operation in which prominent and protruding ears are repositioned and reshaped so they are more attractive and sit in a more favorable position on the side of the head.

Who is a Candidate?

Good candidates for this procedure have ears that have reached their full size, which is usually by age six making children suitable candidates for this position. Ear surgery can be done to reduce the overall size or to set-back the ears if they protrude excessively. Ideal candidates should be in good general health with realistic expectations for the outcome.

How is Ear Pinning Performed?

The procedure is an easy one both for the patient and the physician. The surgery takes Dr. Berman less than two hours and can be performed under local anesthesia.

Surgery is performed on young children as well as adults. Julie Golden, a newscaster for “Good Day New York,” underwent the procedure in my office. Her film crew came in and filmed the procedure. It aired on New York television. Incisions are made along the contours and folds of the ear making the scars easy to hide and nearly undetectable as they heal.

Recovery and Results

After the procedure, a heavier dressing will be wrapped around the head to secure the ears. After some time has passed, Dr. Berman will remove the heavier bandages to inspect the ears before inspecting the ears and replacing it with a lighter dressing. Once complete, you will most likely be released to go home with a friend or family member.

After approximately a week you will return to see Dr. Berman for a checkup and to monitor your healing progress. Although recovery varies, most patients are able to return to light activity, work or school after one week. Results usually last a lifetime and are typically only altered by incidents that alter the shape of your ears.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I drive after ear surgery?

Not for 24 hours after surgery and are no longer taking pain medication.

Does otoplasty affect hearing?

No it involves the outer ear.

Does otoplasty last forever?

You will have long lasting results when performed by a qualified surgeon.

How dangerous is ear surgery?

There are risks to every surgery.

How long after otoplasty can I exercise?

3 weeks.

How long does dizziness last after ear surgery?

6-12 weeks.

How long does it take to recover from an ear surgery?

6 weeks.

How much does ear surgery cost?

$3-$5,000. Every office varies in pricing.

Is otoplasty a safe procedure?

Yes, but there are risks to every surgery.

Is otoplasty permanent?

You will have long lasting results when performed by a qualified surgeon.

Why do my ears stick out?

Underdeveloped antithetical fold.

Why would you need ear surgery?

Protruding or prominent ears.

Will my insurance cover otoplasty?


Will ears relax after otoplasty?


How do you sleep after ear surgery?

Elevated on your back.

How ear surgery is done?

This would be discussed at your consultation.

How is ear surgery done?

This would be discussed at your consultation.

How long does it take to recover from ear surgery?

6 weeks.

How long is ear surgery?

1-2 hours.

How long is otoplasty surgery?

1-2 hours.

How long should I wear headband after otoplasty?

6-8 weeks.

What is ear surgery called?


What should I do after ear surgery?

Post operative instructions will be given after procedure.

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Dr. Jonathan Ross Berman is a Boca Raton plastic surgeon who has been certified by both the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology / Head and Neck Surgery with over 25 years of practice experience specializing in Breast Augmentation, Rhinoplasty, Face Lift, Liposuction, and many other types of plastic surgery in Boca Raton, FL.

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