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.
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"What an amazing team!! Dr. Goodwin, Kathy and Angela made a very stressful life event involving my double mastectomy and reconstruction turn from a nightmare into a dream. Very supportive with great bedside manner. This truly talented surgeon has your best interests in mind always."- H.V. / Yelp / Feb 04, 2019
"My first experience with Inspire in Fort Lauderdale was AMAZING! The precautions they are taking in this new normal made me feel safe and at ease. Vanessa and Erika greeted me when I arrived and they were organized, courteous, and professional. Chris, the Nurse Practitioner, took his time and walked me through every step of the procedure, making sure to address any questions I had. His passion and attention to detail came through in my amazing results. Without a doubt, Inspire Fort Lauderdale is my new home for all my aesthetic needs!"- R.T. / Google / Jun 25, 2020
"As an RN for over 28years, you can bet I did my research before I felt comfortable even meeting Dr Goodwin and his staff at Inspire. After having multiple medical surgeries, I was in need of some serious repair. I had a major double-procedure performed by Dr Matthew Goodwin. I appreciated the honest approach to seeing what was possible regarding my body and what I wanted it to look like post-op. Dr. Goodwin never made me feel pressured to make a decision regarding my plan of surgical enhancement/correction. Kami became my go-to person for questions, worries, fears, and support...at all hours! At the start of my journey to surgery, I was shown before/after pictures, options, and realistic outcomes. The day of surgery was planned out step by step and was flawless. Anesthesia called me the night before to discuss his plan and my concerns. I was introduced to the surgical nurses and Dr Schnitt, who assisted. My husband was kept apprised of my progress thru-out the day. Recovery was painless...from what I can remember....lol. Dr Goodwin called me later that evening to check on me. Since my procedures were rather involved, my post-op visits stretched out over 2 months...but there was never any issues that weren't immediately addressed and resolved. Dr Goodwin has always provided a high level of care for me during each follow up. They have always answered the phone and scheduled me ASAP! I have returned to Inspire (over 1 1/2 years now) and still feel welcome. I can comfortably recommend Dr Goodwin and his team because not only did he do an amazing job with my procedure, his follow up care continues. The entire team is top notch and all deserve a great deal of credit for their work. They all made me feel very comfortable from start to finish. I look forward to continuing to work with Inspire in my future. Thanks! Carisa"- C.S. / Google / Jun 25, 2020
"Inspire Aesthetics in Fort Lauderdale is AWESOME! Make sure to ask for Chris for any injectable procedures. The girls at the front are also great. I'll definitely be back!! Beautiful office and people!!"- Y.G. / Google / Jun 23, 2020
"Inspire Aesthetics Fort Lauderdale is absolutely amazing! I use to go to the Delray location, but this one is much closer to me. I went in for Botox and Juvederm with Chris and love my results. The staff made me feel comfortable and the office is so luxurious and extremely clean. Would highly recommend."- T.M. / Google / Jun 22, 2020
Best Candidates for Ear Surgery
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 with Ear Surgery
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.
Ear Surgery Other Considerations
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.
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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 Aesthetics. It is our goal to help you feel good about your appearance.