When you feel that your ears are too big, small, or protruding, it can harm your self-confidence and self-image.
Otoplasty is a reconstructive surgery that can be used to solve cosmetic ear issues.
Find out why so many choose SP Plastic Surgery in Minnetonka, MN, to transform their ears through cosmetic surgery.
What Is Otoplasty?
Otoplasty is a type of ear surgery during which a plastic surgeon can reshape, resize, and reposition ears. It is a commonly chosen plastic surgery for people who want to fix protruding ears or to give unusual-looking ears a more natural shape.
Otoplasty is performed on the outer ear, which is composed of folds of cartilage. When the cartilage doesn't develop properly in youth, it can negatively affect the size, shape, and position of the ears.
Why Pick SP Plastic Surgery?
Board-certified surgeon Stephanie Peng has more than 25 years of combined experience giving people the bodies they dream of. While many plastic surgery practices focus on aesthetics at the expense of utility, we always prioritize improving form, function, and beauty.
Every aspect of our work is patient-focused. We have spared no expense to provide high-end amenities in our office for your comfort, and state-of-the-art surgical technology to perform your procedure with exceptional precision. Our highly trained team skillfully administers general anesthesia to soothe anxiety, pain, and worry while we perform life-changing surgeries.
We have worked with all types of patients and are more than happy to answer any questions you may have about your ear surgery. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation at our Minnetonka office, just outside of Minneapolis.
People in Minnetonka, Minneapolis, and all around Minnesota love our work.
Stunning Results from a Caring Team
"The ladies there are always a pleasure and very friendly...Dr. Peng is amazing and the work is great!"
— Audrey C.
What Makes a Good Candidate?
It is important to note that we do not perform pediatric plastic surgery. The ears of children 5 years and younger are not fully developed anyway, so the otoplasty is not recommended for them anyway.
Good Overall Health
There are cases where underlying medical conditions or illnesses can make the ear surgery risky or complicate the healing process.
Smoking often decreases blood flow to the ears. Being a smoker is likely to slow down and complicate post-surgery healing.
It is best if you have a clear idea what you want out of otoplasty. Doing this procedure for yourself, rather than because of comments from others will make the process more empowering.
Our plastic surgeons can perform a medical evaluation at our Minnetonka, MN, office and will only recommend otoplasty if we believe you can safely undergo and benefit from the procedure.
The Otoplasty Surgical Timeline
The specifics of your ear surgery will depend on the type of procedure you choose. Generally speaking, this reconstructive surgery is completed at our Minnetonka, MN, office in one to three hours.
When you leave our Minnetonka, MN, office, you will receive simple instructions from our plastic surgeons to make sure you get the most out of your ear surgery. These will likely include:
- Keep the dressing on your ears clean and dry
- Do not touch or scratch your ears
- Do not rest on your ears while sleeping
- Do not wear clothes that pull over your head
- Follow any prescriptions you are given
- Notify us if there are any complications
How Much Will This Cost?
Some factors such as anesthesia use and necessary prescriptions may raise the overall cost.
Typically, health insurance companies do not cover cosmetic ear surgeries. If there is a medical issue that may be relieved by otoplasty it is possible insurance would cover the treatment.
To help patients afford the treatment they want and need, we work with CareCredit®. CareCredit is an option that allows you to make low-interest and interest-free monthly payments.