About Ear Surgery
At Inspire Cosmetic Surgery & Med Spa, our board-certified plastic surgeons transform the shape and size of a patient's ears with compassionate care. Young children and adults alike can improve the appearance of their ears and facial profile with otoplasty. You (and your minor child) can have a private consultation in our Delray Beach, FL office. Otoplasty can be performed on children as young as 5-years-of-age and can also be performed on older patients for cosmetic or reconstructive benefits. Our skilled and specialty trained plastic surgeons perform otoplasty procedures in our accredited in-office surgery suite on an outpatient basis. The "pinning back" of the ears is most common for ear surgeries at our practice. However, we also provide surgical procedures for correction of deformities from traumatic injuries, earlobe tears, elongated earlobes, and more.
"Dr. Schnitt is one of the few doctors who truly provides the quality of care I expect. His front office assistant (Kristin) was highly professional and very caring. Dr. Schnitt took his time to examine my son and explain everything in detail. He was extremely patient and totally thorough. I was able to contact him directly, before and after surgery. He did an amazing job fixing my son's broken nose. I am deeply grateful and I highly recommend him. JG"- D.G. / Facebook / Mar 24, 2017
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"Wonderful experience, I would recommend to anyone. Staff was kind and professional and Dr. Drew walked me through the options and listened to what I wanted. I will definitely be returning."- C.D. / Google / Jan 08, 2018
"I did an IPL treatment on my face about a week ago. The results are amazing! The pigmentation is even and the procedure was quick and painless! Dr Tutiven sensed I was a little nervous and stood by my side making sure I was comfortable and calm. The office is modern and gorgeous. Looking around their displays and art made my brief wait time go by even faster. The staff is kind and professional. The check-in process a breeze since everything is paperless. I highly recommend Inspire. I am certain once you experience it for yourself you will say the same."- J.M. / Yelp / Dec 23, 2017
"I want to share my wonderful experience at Inspire. Great customer service and beautiful facility. I met with Dr. Tutiven, who is the kindest most attentive physician I've ever met. She explained the procedure to me and I felt very confident to have her do my procedure. I did the IPL and the Resurfx (non-ablative). Dr. Tutiven called me the next day to make sure I was doing well. What a lovely person!My face looks better and better everyday."- Y.C. / Yelp / Dec 20, 2017
Otoplasty patients should be at least 5-years-old and have one of the following concerns:
- Ears that protrude or stick out from the head
- Ears that are misshapen from a trauma or congenital defect
- Ears that are disproportionately large compared to the head
- Earlobes that are torn or elongated
What to Expect
Otoplasty reshapes the ears by making small incisions behind the ear to expose the cartilage. The cartilage is then removed and reshaped until the ear reaches the desired size and shape. Any excess skin is removed from the ear and in some cases the ears will be repositioned closer to the head. The technique to treat protrusion (ears that stick out from the head) is commonly referred to as the "pinning back" of the ears. The overall goal of otoplasty is to give patients natural-looking ears and to restore their self-confidence.
Patients can expect swelling and bruising after undergoing otoplasty. However, this will subside after the first couple of weeks of recovery. An elastic headband is usually worn for the first several weeks after surgery to keep the ears in their new position and patients are advised to avoid strenuous work for approximately 1 – 2 months after their surgery. Children who have otoplasty will need to be closely monitored throughout the healing process, so they do not compromise the healing of their ears or cause agitation by rubbing or scratching.
Plan Your Procedure
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Improve Your Ears
Otoplasty can help patients, especially children, enjoy the way they look and restore their confidence and happiness. Having misshapen or excessively large ears can cause unwanted attention and teasing that can affect self esteem. We encourage anyone who is looking into otoplasty for themselves or their children to schedule a consultation at Inspire Cosmetic Surgery & Med Spa. It is our goal to help you feel good about your appearance.