Ear surgery is also known as an otoplasty. It can improve the position, shape, and proportion of the ear. Dr. Yovino offers multiple ear procedures for such things as split earlobes, protruding or disfigured ears, keloids, and the aging earlobe.
Split earlobes and enlargement of ear piercings is a common finding that is easily repaired in the office. Protruding ears may have been present since birth and have bothered you for many years. Ear pinning, as it is also referred to, reduces the size of the ear and repositions it closer to the head. Keloids are commonly found over the earlobes and it is common for patients to seek removal to improve the disfigurement and bothersome symptoms. Insurance may cover this procedure and the subsequent treatment. The aging earlobe changes may leave the earlobe thin and droopy. This finding may be corrected using dermal fillers such as Juvederm and Restylane.
Ear surgery is commonly performed in the comforts of our office and you are able to go home the same day. Incisions are well hidden behind the ear or within the natural folds. If there is a bothersome cosmetic imbalance involving one of both of your ears, then ear surgery may be the procedure for you.