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Why consider Otoplasty with Dr. Weber in Denver?

Asymmetrical or protruding ears often draw undue attention to the face. The primary culprits behind excessively large ears are typically an overdeveloped inner cup, known as the conchal bowl, and an underdeveloped upper fold, termed the antihelical fold. Dr. Weber effectively resolves these concerns through Otoplasty in Denver. Following the procedure, the results seamlessly integrate the ears into the overall facial profile, redirecting focus to the eye area.

Otoplasty at a glance

Surgery time: One hour

Anesthesia: Local anesthesia, oral sedation, or general anesthesia

Setting: Office procedure suite or ambulatory surgery center

Recovery: Approximately 5 days

Side view of a woman's face with her hair tucked behind her ear

Otoplasty can be effective in treating the following conditions:

  • Protruding ears
  • Overly large ears
  • Deformed ears
  • Pointy ears (Stahl’s ear)
  • Cleft earlobes
  • Sagging earlobes
  • Ear injuries
  • Ear trauma
  • Folded ears
  • Cupped ears
  • Cauliflower ears
  • Asymmetrical ears
  • Enlarged earlobes
  • Missing ears
  • Shell ear
  • Lop ear

Ear Surgery Before & After

Take a look at some of the results from our previous patients

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He was incredibly knowledgeable, kind and skilled at his profession. I am not much of a review writer but I really do believe that there couldn't be a better option than Dr. Weber! I'm recommending him to all of my friends because he did an amazing job. The entire process including the surgery went so smooth and easy. Post surgery was a breeze. I'm thrilled! I'd definitely recommend him to anyone for any procedure as I'm confident he'd do a fantastic job.

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What are the benefits of Otoplasty in Lone Tree?

  • No visible incisions
  • A major boost in self-confidence
  • Removal of excess ear cartilage
  • Appropriate for ages 5+
  • Can correct ear deformities and injuries
  • Makes the ears more symmetrical
  • Lowered risk of taunting, bullying, and teasing
  • Creates a more harmonious, attractive appearance overall

What is Dr. Weber’s approach to Otoplasty?

Otoplasty can be conducted under different anesthesia options, including local anesthesia with oral sedation within the well-equipped procedure suites at Dr. Weber's office or under general anesthesia at an ambulatory surgery center.

For teenagers and adults, Dr. Weber commonly advises opting for local anesthesia coupled with a minor dose of oral sedation medication to ensure the patient's comfort. For patients under the age of 12 or those who prefer general anesthesia, a board-certified anesthesiologist is available to administer general anesthesia at a local fully-accredited ambulatory surgery center.

The procedure involves the following steps:

  • A small incision is created discreetly along the rear side of the ear.
  • Cartilage is meticulously scored or strategically weakened to achieve the desired ear shape.
  • Precise sutures are skillfully employed to recontour the ear cartilage, drawing the prominent section of the ear closer to the head.
  • The incision is skillfully repaired using dissolvable sutures.
  • Dressings are carefully positioned over the ears to keep them protected.
  • A soft, elastic compression garment is delicately wrapped around the ear, securely holding the dressings in position while minimizing swelling.

Total procedure time is roughly sixty minutes.

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What does the recovery process entail?

Patients can safely return home once the effects of surgical medications and anesthesia have subsided. Dr. Weber recommends wearing the initial compression dressing for up to three days at which time our team will remove the bandage. We will then apply an elastic compression garment which can be removed to shower and clean your incisions. Typically, the complete recovery period lasts somewhere between five and seven days, with patients returning for their initial post-operative appointment within this timeframe.

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What can I expect from my results?

Patients will be able to see their newly-shaped ears once the surgical dressings are removed. Following the surgery, the ears exhibit a harmonious symmetry and natural appearance.

This remarkable outcome is achievable due to Dr. Weber's comprehensive pre-surgical assessment, where he meticulously identifies the specific reasons behind prominent or asymmetric ears. Precise measurements are obtained to serve as a basis for comparison with the intraoperative results.

Patients appear more attractive because attention is drawn away from their ears and toward the area around their eyes.

How much does it cost to undergo ear surgery?

The cost of ear surgery may fluctuate depending on factors such as facility fees, anesthesia fees, and surgeon's fees. Dr. Weber is dedicated to ensuring that you receive a comprehensive and personalized cost estimate during your private consultation in Lone Tree. If needed, our office can assist you in qualifying for financing options through reputable local healthcare lenders with favorable rates.

Why choose Dr. Weber?

Experience You Can Trust

At Weber Facial Plastic Surgery, we’re proud to offer a legacy of expertise, experience, and compassionate care. With 15 years of experience as a double board-certified Facial Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Weber has artfully performed over 500 successful otoplasty procedures, establishing himself as a trusted leader in the field. At Weber Facial Plastic Surgery, we are committed to helping you hit your aesthetic goals, no matter your needs. Don't delay your journey to enhanced confidence and beauty—contact us today and trust Dr. Weber and our dedicated team to guide you through your otoplasty procedure with the highest standard of care and expertise.

Otoplasty FAQ

What specific conditions can otoplasty be used to correct?

Dr. Weber commonly performs otoplasty to improve the following:

  • Overly large ears
  • Asymmetric ears
  • Protruding ears that stick out
  • A large conchal bowl
  • A lop, cup, or shell ear

During your initial consultation, Dr. Weber will go into specific detail when explaining what he will improve during your surgery.

Are there risks associated with otoplasty?

There are risks associated with all surgical procedures. The risks specific to otoplasty will be discussed at your initial consultation with Dr. Weber. The majority of patients find that the potential benefits of otoplasty outweigh the risks.

Can my child have otoplasty?

Children as young as five years old may undergo otoplasty. Improving the appearance of the ears with otoplasty can help reduce any teasing and bullying that your child is experiencing because of their ears. Dr. Weber has performed the procedure on countless pediatric patients. At your child’s initial consultation, Dr. Weber will let you and your child know exactly what to type of results to expect after surgery.

Can otoplasty be performed on adults?

Absolutely. Men and women who are uncomfortable with the size and/or shape of their ears commonly undergo otoplasty. Following surgery, patients feel great about their results. More attention is drawn to the area around the eyes and patients appear more attractive as a result. In most cases, adult otoplasty can be performed in Dr. Weber’s office with local anesthesia and oral sedation.

What are some of the psychological benefits seen after otoplasty?

Patients who undergo otoplasty commonly see a boost in self-confidence and self-esteem. Other psychological benefits may also be seen. This is something that Dr. Weber will discuss with you at your initial consultation.

Will I have a scar following my procedure?

A scar forms after all surgical procedures. Because Dr. Weber uses a tiny incision and carefully places it behind the ear, the scar following an otoplasty procedure is not noticeable. Patients can wear their hair in a ponytail and their scar will go unnoticed. The same goes for patients who are bald.

When will I be able to see my results?

Results are seen as soon as postoperative swelling goes down and surgical dressings are removed. The time frame for this is usually between five to seven days. The quick results of otoplasty dramatically improve patients’ lives.

Can I get an ear infection after surgery?

Dr. Weber takes every precaution necessary to avoid postoperative ear infections. The risk of getting an ear infection is very small. Dr. Weber will explain everything you need to know about preventing ear infections at your initial consultation.

What should I avoid after surgery?

Dr. Weber advises his patients to avoid the following immediately after their surgery:

  • Activities that place direct force on the ear
  • Excessive sunlight
  • Tanning beds
  • He also advises patients to stop smoking at least two weeks before and after surgery as nicotine can interfere with healing processes.

Will I be able to sleep in my bed after my surgery?

You will be able to sleep comfortably in your bed after surgery. Dr. Weber will go into great detail explaining exactly how you can lay down without putting excessive force on your ears.

Will surgery affect my hearing?

No. Changing the shape of your ear will not in any way affect your hearing.

Is Dr. Weber a board-certified plastic surgeon?

Dr. Weber is a double board certified Facial Plastic Surgeon. Dr. Weber’s education includes the following:

  • A five-year Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery residency at Oregon Health and Science University
  • A fellowship in Facial Plastic Surgery at the University of Michigan
  • Dr. Weber is highly regarded as one of the top Facial Plastic Surgeons in the United States.

Can I see before-and-after pictures of some of Dr. Weber’s patients who have had an otoplasty procedure?

Of course! Dr. Weber believes before-and-after pictures are an invaluable resource for you to use when making your decision to undergo surgery. He will go into great detail when explaining photos. He will show you exactly how your results will compare to the ones seen in the photos.

Is there anything I can do to prepare for my initial consultation with Dr. Weber?

Dr. Weber asks patients to bring the following to their consultation:

  • A list of all medications and herbal supplements they are currently taking
  • A list of the drugs they are allergic to
  • A list of medical conditions they have been diagnosed with
  • A list of previous surgeries

Dr. Weber also encourages patients to contemplate the reasons why they are interested in having surgery to improve their condition.

How do I determine if I am a candidate for surgery?

As previously mentioned, otoplasty is generally reserved for patients who are healthy and have a positive mindset and realistic expectations. The definitive way to determine if you are a candidate is to attend an initial consultation with Dr. Weber.

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