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Otoplasty Chicago

Otoplasty Chicago

Otoplasty, or ear surgery, is plastic surgery procedure designed to enhance the natural, harmonious shape of the ears and achieve facial proportion. In some cases, it is just to move the ears closer to the head. This intervention is for anomalies like lop ear or injuries that have affected the ears.

Recognizing the significant impact even minor corrections can have on confidence and self-esteem, Dr. Dahlia Rice has successfully and safely conducted numerous otoplasty procedures. DMR Aesthetics Chicago-Dr. Dahlia Rice is the premier choice to perform ear surgery in Chicago.

Contact female plastic surgeon Dr. Dahlia Rice today at (312) 600-5435 to schedule a consultation at her Chicago, Il office.

What is Otoplasty?

Otoplasty, commonly referred to as ear pinning, is a cosmetic ear surgery designed to modify the aesthetic aspects of the ears, including their shape, orientation, or size (via removal of excess skin.


Board Certified Plastic Surgeon – Dr. Dahlia Rice

DMR Aesthetics Chicago, led by Dr. Dahlia Rice, a board-certified female plastic surgeon, is committed to delivering outstanding cosmetic services to individuals in the Chicago region.

Dr. Rice adeptly conducts a variety of surgical and non-surgical procedures, concentrating on her areas of expertise such as breast augmentation, breast lifts, tummy tucks, and face procedures like chin liposuction.

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Ideal Candidate for Otoplasty Surgery

You may be a candidate for otoplasty if any of the following apply to you:

  • Macrotia – A condition marked by excessively prominent or large ears.

  • Prominent ears that protrude on one or both sides.

  • Asymmetrical ears causing a lack of facial symmetry.

The Ear Pinning Procedure

After administering anesthesia, (some cases can be carried out under local anesthesia but the majority are performed under general anesthesia) incisions are strategically made behind and on the back surface of the external ear to conceal potential scarring. Frontal ear incisions, if necessary, are carefully placed within or near folds for discreetness. Different surgical techniques are employed depending on the correction needed, such as reducing enlarged conchal cartilage for protruding ears and adjusting the anti-helical fold to minimize ear prominence.

Ear Pinning Surgery Risks

In general, surgical ear pinning is fairly low-risk. However, it is still a surgical procedure. The most common risks associated with surgical ear pinning include:

  • Bleeding

  • Hematoma (blood clots)

  • Skin discoloration

  • Change in skin sensation

  • Infection

  • Relapse (recurrence of the original deformity)

  • Stenosis of the ear canal

Contact female plastic surgeon Dr. Dahlia Rice today at (312) 600-5435 to schedule a consultation at her Chicago, Il office.

Otoplasty RecoveryEar Surgery Chicago

You may feel swollen, itchy or numb for the first week or so. Average recovery time for ear pinning surgery is between 4-6 weeks.

For the first few weeks of the healing process after otoplasty surgery you should follow the post operative instructions and you’ll need a flexible supportive headband to keep your ears in place especially when you’re sleeping. Use OTC pain medication as needed. Until your surgeon says it’s OK, you should avoid the following:

Playing sports, direct exposure to sunlight, heavy lifting/intensive exercise, and avoid putting ear/face accessories on like earrings or glasses.

Ear Pinning Surgery Cost

The average otoplasty cost in the United States is around $3,000. The otoplasty price can vary based on factors such as location, surgeon, clinic, and the specifics of your personalized treatment plan.

Otoplasty FAQS

Where Is the Best Otoplasty Near Me?

While there are many surgeons that perform ear reshaping surgery, Dr. Dahlia Rice has successfully and safely conducted numerous otoplasty procedures with a dedicated staff.  DMR Aesthetics is conveniently located at 1641-1643 W North Ave Chicago, IL 60622.

How Much Does Ear Surgery Cost?

The typical expense for otoplasty in the United States is approximately $3,000. The cost of otoplasty may fluctuate depending on factors like location, surgeon, clinic, and the details of your individualized treatment plan.

Where Is the Best Otoplasty Chicago Has to Offer?

Are you near to Chicago’s West Loop? Dr. Dahlia Rice is your plastic surgeon.  DMR Aesthetics is conveniently located at 1641-1643 W North Ave Chicago, IL 60622.

Do otoplasty scars go away?

Although scars are permanent, they are likely to be concealed behind the ear or within the natural creases.

What is Incisionless Otoplasty?

Non-surgical otoplasty is plastic surgery that achieves the desired ear appearance without the need for incisions, utilizing only sutures to pin the ears back.

Is Otoplasty Covered by Insurance?

Typically, insurance does not cover otoplasty surgery as it is often viewed as an elective or cosmetic procedure.

Will My Otoplasty Scar Be Visible?

Although scars are permanent, they will be concealed either behind the ears or within the folds of your ears crease.

Do I Have to Wear an Otoplasty Headband?

Typically, you are required to wear the otoplasty headband for a complete week following the surgery, after which you may have the option to start wearing it intermittently.

What Is the Best Age for Ear Surgery?

Considering an otoplasty plastic surgery procedure to correct protruding ears? Otoplasty is generally considered safe and straightforward. It can be undertaken at any age, provided that the ears have fully matured.

Does Otoplasty Affect the Ear Lobes?

Otoplasty involves reshaping ears but is also capable of modifying oversized or elongated earlobes, as well as lobes exhibiting significant creases and wrinkles. Also, if one ear lobe is misshapen, they can fix it to be symmetrical.

Are Ear Infections Common After Otoplasty?

In cases where ear infections occur after your otoplasty procedure, they are typically of a relatively mild nature and can be effectively addressed by either removing a few sutures, administering antibiotics, or employing a combination of both measures. Best remedy? wash your hands often and always before you touch surgery areas.

Can otoplasty fix cauliflower ear?

Although addressing cauliflower ear (wrestling ear) can pose challenges, numerous patients undergoing otoplasty commonly share positive outcomes. Their ears exhibit diminished deformities, appearing more normal, leading to decreased self-consciousness and an enhanced overall sense of self.

Book Your Otoplasty Surgery Consultation

Do You have protruding ears? Are you near to Chicago’s West Loop, considering otoplasty plastic surgery? Dr. Dahlia Rice is your plastic surgeon! Her consultations serve as a platform for understanding most patients desires, concerns, and expectations.

Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Rice of DMR Aesthetics Chicago will assess factors such ear shape, how prominent ears are, and overall health to see if you meet the minimum requirement for otoplasty patients.

Contact female plastic surgeon Dr. Dahlia Rice today at (312) 600-5435 to schedule a consultation at her Chicago, Il office.


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