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
"Absolutely THE BEST experience and results throughout the state of Florida. I have been getting Botox and fillers since 2007 and my experience here was THE BEST EVER. I have always gone to highly reputable plastic surgeons for my injections but none (from Naples, Tallahassee, Coral Springs, Fort Lauderdale, or even Palm Beach Gardens) compares to my experience AND results from Inspire. Cindy and Katie are extremely knowledgeable and experienced. Supreme expertise by both of them. I love how they work as a team to make sure you look your absolute best! Not only that, but Katie was so gentle that you barely feel the injections!! I was fortunate enough to met Dr. Goodwin as well, and he's extremely nice with an amazing bedside manner. He took the time to give me a quick consultation even. I'll be seeing him in 2 weeks. DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME AND MONEY GOING ANY PLACE ELSE BUT HERE!! Trust me! I have wasted thousands of dollars on sub-par treatments from some of the supposedly "best plastic surgery centers". Again, none compare to Inspire!!!! I must also mention the office is incredible!!!! Absolutely gorgeous and immaculate. Everyone is extremely nice, highly professional, and beautiful ! Even from the first phone call, you get phenomenal customer service!!! Cindy is the first person to tell me to stop taking certain supplements before coming in for injections. No other office has ever told me that! She also told me to buy Arnica pellets and start taking them before my appt. Amazing facility in every way!!!!!"- M.M. / Google / Aug 18, 2018
"I love it here. One stop beauty shop. They have the best Staff and are so nice. Cindy, and Dr. DREW made my day. Professional and friendly. I look marvelous and feel like a zillion bucks. Thank You Inspire."- K.C. / Yelp / Aug 15, 2018
"I met Dr. Schnitt about 8 years ago when he repaired my daughter’s cleft lip. Awesome human being and plastic surgeon is an understatement for this doctor. He went above and beyond. My daughter looks amazing. I was recently researching Palm Beach plastic surgeons for myself. When I saw his name I knew I would be in great hands. He did a great job and his office staff was so friendly and welcoming. I will confidently refer him to everyone I know."- M.F. / Google / Aug 06, 2018
"Dr. Drew is amazing. He listens intently and makes you feel important and beautiful. I wouldn't go anywhere else."- C.G. / Google / Jul 27, 2018
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.