Ear Surgery (Otoplasty)
Dr. Papel and Dr. Kontis provide ear reshaping surgery for patients in Baltimore, Wasthington D.C., Annapolis and the surrounding areas of Maryland.
Many children and adults have suffered from cruel taunting for having large or protruding ears. Patients are turning to ear surgery, commonly referred to as otoplasty, to reduce the size or protrusion of the ears. As long as your ears are fully developed, Dr. Papel and Dr. Kontis who have an expertise in the area can perform otoplasty at Baltimore’s Facial Plastic Surgicenter.
How is Ear Surgery Performed in Baltimore?
Dr. Papel and Dr. Kontis begin the surgery by making a slight incision behind the ear, in the natural fold where the ear and head meet. Then, the cartilage and skin will be reshaped until the desired results are achieved. If the patient wishes, the cartilage can be trimmed to reshape the ear. The ear will then be pinned back with permanent sutures, securing the cartilage. Because the incisions take place behind the ears, patients experience virtually no scarring.
The surgery typically one to two hours (for 2 ears), and patients experience little discomfort. After the surgery, soft dressings should be applied to the ears for a few days. There can be mild discomfort during this time. Dr. Papel and Dr. Kontis’s patients love the results of their surgery and are thrilled that they no longer experience embarrassment from large or protruding ears.
Children and adults request otoplasty surgery. Children over the age of 4 have ears mature enough to have surgery. Adults often elect to use local anesthesia due to the low level of discomfort.
How Much does Ear Surgery Cost in Baltimore?
The cost of ear surgery at Baltimore’s Facial Plastic Surgicenter varies depending on the physical findings and patient wishes. After meeting with our surgeons to plan your results, a cost can be assessed and you will have a chance to meet with our Patient Coordinator to discuss payment options. Dr. Papel and Dr. Kontis offer patient financing for ear surgery. Schedule your consultation today to begin planning your otoplasty.
Before and After Images of Baltimore’s Ear Surgery Patients
After suffering ridicule and embarrassment from large, protruding ears, patients love the new confidence that has come with their ear surgery. If you too have felt the same embarrassment from your ears, Facial Plastic Surgicenter’s ear surgery is your solution. You can begin visualizing the results you can achieve by looking through our before and after photos of our ear surgery patients.
At Facial Plastic Surgicenter, we urge you to remember that everyone is different and your comfort with the surgeons is just as important as the final price. Dr. Papel and Dr. Kontis have performed thousands of successful ear surgery on their patients and would love a chance to discuss procedural options with you! Contact us at our Baltimore office to schedule a consultation for your ear surgery and discuss all of your options.