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Ear Surgery (Otoplasty)

In our society, protruding ears can often be the cause of ridicule in children and adults. At Destin Plastic Surgery, we offer ear surgery (otoplasty) for children and adults, many of whom have altered the way they wear their hair – including young women who avoid wearing their hair up – to avoid exposure of their ears.

Dr. Burden and Dr. Ennis can offer help to those who wish to correct this trait. Protruding ears can be corrected surgically with a procedure known as an otoplasty, also called ear surgery.

For more information about ear surgery, request a consultationrequest a consultation online to meet with one of our surgeons or call our office at (850) 654-1194. We provide first-class services for patients from surrounding cities like Panama City and Pensacola who choose otoplasty in Destin, Florida, as well as people from neighboring states and international locations.

Toll Free: (866) ENHANCE 4485 Furling Lane, Destin, FL 32541
Dr. Burden

Dr. William Burden

An internationally renowned plastic surgeon who draws patients from near and far.

Dr. Ennis

Dr. L. Scott Ennis

A renowned plastic surgeon devoted to achieving the optimal outcome for every patient.

Improvements from Ear Surgery

Although many people think that the ear is abnormally large, it is not. It is the shape of the ear that needs to be revised. See the dramatic transformation the doctors at Destin Plastic Surgery have performed on the patient below and the difference it made.

Before & After Ear Surgery Before & After Ear Surgery

Before & After Ear SurgeryBefore & After Ear Surgery

The protruding ear is created from a lack of the correct shape of the folds of the ear. The ear may be prominent or appear overly large due to excess protrusion from the side of the head due to an enlarged area of cartilage around the external auditory canal. Once the shape of the folds and projection of the folds are corrected, the ear appears normal.

Before & After Ear Surgery

Before & After Ear Surgery

Recovery after Ear Surgery

For our young patients, the main concern is the level of pain associated with the procedure. Ear surgery is not extremely painful. Pain is usually well controlled with pain medications and resolves in the first 24 to 48 hours. The swelling and bruising from the procedure is greatest for the first 7 to 10 days, after which it will diminish. The bruising usually resolves within 10 to 14 days. A special garment and dressing are worn for the first week to protect the ear.

Following surgery, the dramatic results can be seen as illustrated in the patient below.

Before & After Ear Surgery

Before & After Ear Surgery

To determine if this procedure is right for you or your young adult, please contact our office at (850) 654-1194 or contact us online.

Dr. William R. Burden, MD, FACS and Dr. L. Scott Ennis, MD, FACS are known for their experience and dedication to staying in the forefront of leading technology in plastic surgery. Drs. Burden and Ennis not only treat many patients from Panama City, Pensacola, Fort Walton Beach, Tallahassee, Dothan, Atlanta, and Birmingham but also from around the world. Many people travel from Europe, South America and Asia to Destin to seek out their services.

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