Turkle & Associates

Otoplasty Indianapolis and Carmel Indiana

Cosmetic Ear Surgery

Otoplasty Indianapolis and Carmel Indiana

About Otoplasty Surgery

If you, or a love one, are considering otoplasty in Indianapolis or Carmel, Dr. Janet Turkle and Dr. Emily Hrisomalos can help. Many people feel that protruding, large, or misshapen ears can detract from our appearance. Children with large ears or ears that stick out too far may suffer teasing which results in a lack of self-confidence. Cosmetic surgery of the ear, or otoplasty, can improve the shape, position or proportion of the ears. It can correct a defect that was present at birth, that became apparent with a child’’s development, or that occurred due to an injury.

Ear surgery creates a natural shape of the ears and brings balance and proportion to the ears and face. Surgical treatment is possible as early as age five. Adults whose ears have never been corrected or who are dissatisfied with a prior surgery can be helped as well.

The Otoplasty Surgery

Generally otoplasty takes around 2 hours to perform although this can vary depending upon the extent of the surgery. The surgeon takes a wedge of cartilage out from behind the ear. Then they suture the ear into its’ new position much closer to the head. The scar will usually be hidden by the ear.

After Otoplasty Surgery

After the otoplasty surgery, a bandage will be applied. Any pain will be controlled with medication. A return to normal, light activity is possible as soon as the day after surgery. Healing will continue for several weeks and incision lines will slowly fade.

Before and After Photos of Otoplasty

Click to see before and after photos of otoplasty.

Approximate Price for Cosmetic Ear Surgery: $4300-$5000. This will include surgeon’s fee, facility fee, anesthesia and your post-operative visits.*

Contact Turkle & Associates Plastic Surgery today to find out more about otoplasty ear surgery at our Indianapolis practice.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) About Cosmetic Ear Surgery or Otoplasty

  1. How much does cosmetic ear surgery or otoplasty cost?
    Approximately $4300-$5000*
  2. Where is the incision made for cosmetic ear surgery or otoplasty?
    Behind the ear.
  3. How long would I be off work or out of school after cosmetic ear surgery or otoplasty?
    You can go back after one day but you will have a head dressing so some people choose to wait until the dressing is removed.
  4. How long before I could exercise or swim after cosmetic ear surgery or otoplasty?
    You can swim in three weeks or when your wounds are completely healed.
    You can start walking immediately.
    You can begin cardio in two weeks.
  5. How many of the cosmetic ear surgery or otoplasty surgeries has Dr. Turkle done?

*Fees are approximate only and subject to physical examination and consultation. We do try to keep the fees on our website up to date, however be advised fees are subject to change without notice. Please feel free to inquire about any price changes.

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