Board-certified cosmetic surgeon, Dominic Brandy, MD, performs otoplasty in our state-licensed, nationally-accredited (AAAHC) surgery center located in Pittsburgh. Otoplasty is performed by making a vertical incision in an inconspicuous location behind the ear. Then a small piece of cartilage is carefully removed and the remaining cartilage is gently molded in place to create a flatter, more pleasing contour to the ear.
Following otoplasty surgery, the ears are wrapped with a tight fitting headband to hold the new shape and position of the ears. The headband is worn for the first week following surgery. It is recommended that a less compressing headband be worn for an additional two weeks as well.*
Following otoplasty, patients may experience mild swelling and slight discomfort, which can be easily controlled with over-the-counter pain relievers.