Otoplasty

About Cosmetic Ear Surgery

Ears that appear to protrude outward, are asymmetrical or misshapen, or look unnaturally big can negatively impact your self-esteem, especially at a young age. Otoplasty (ear reshaping) is a cosmetic procedure that helps recontour the ears’ size, position, and shape to produce a normal appearance. Dr. Jules Walters is a plastic surgeon in New Orleans, LA, who has helped many women, men, and children move past the embarrassment of exposing their ears by undergoing this surgery. No matter the cosmetic issue, otoplasty at the MODERN Plastic Surgery & Medspa allows a patient to proudly show their face at any angle with newfound confidence.

Ideal Candidates

Ear reshaping surgery can be performed at any age; however, it is often most common among children and is recommended before the start of elementary school. By six years of age, this surgery is safe and effective to be completed on a child. If you feel embarrassed by the shape and size of your ears because they are misshapen or protrude outward, otoplasty can be considered to attain a normal appearance. Sufferers of a torn, stretched, or damaged earlobe may also be a candidate for cosmetic ear surgery.

Surgical Technique

Ear reshaping surgery is performed using anesthesia, either general, IV sedation or even local anesthesia. Most often, the incision is placed around the back portion of the ear or within the inner folds. During this procedure, cartilage will be manipulated to create a new contour and natural-looking appearance. It’s generally common for each ear to be addressed during otoplasty to make sure they appear symmetrical. After the procedure, the incisions are safely stitched together with sutures and wrapped so they are protected.

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What To Expect

Once the procedure is finished and you are released to leave the surgery center, you will heal and rest at home. Dr. Walters or a member of his team will send you home with instructions for recovery. It’s very important not to touch, pick at, or scratch the ears. Also, you should not lie down on the ears; instead, sleep propped up for the first few days. Dr. Walters recommends seeing his otoplasty patients back within 3 to 5 days. At this time, Dr. Walters will take off the coverings and check your or your child’s surgical results. The outcomes are visible right away, and the progression of results will continue to improve as the ears heal.

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Jules Walters, M.D.

Dr. Walters draws from his exceptional training, experience, and skill to create beautiful, natural-looking results. His credentials, integrity, and patient-centered approach, make him one of the most highly rated plastic surgeons in the New Orleans, LA, area. 

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Reshape Your Ears

While the ears are not very big, an unusual shape, position, or size may make a significant difference to you. Otoplasty (ear surgery) may help your child avoid getting teased by classmates or help you if you have always felt unhappy with your ears. Contact the MODERN Plastic Surgery & Medspa in New Orleans and Metairie, LA, to schedule a consultation with plastic surgeon Dr. Walters and get more information about surgical ear reshaping.

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If you would like to learn more, please request a consultation online or call our New Orleans, LA, plastic surgery practice at (504) 517-6200.

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Read what real people have shared about their experiences at the MODERN Plastic Surgery & Medspa, from the results they achieved to the care they received along the way.

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