Ear Surgery (Otoplasty)

In Atlanta


Ear Surgery (Otoplasty)

Many people have experienced teasing due to their large ears as children. This teasing can affect a person’s self-esteem even into adulthood. The afflicted may only feel comfortable when wearing their hair down, and hiding their ears from sight. Confidence comes from within. When you feel good about yourself, it emanates inside out. If you’ve experienced any self-esteem issues because of your ears, you might feel trapped by circumstance. Otoplasty can correct ear conditions that you consider less than ideal.

If you are considering Ear Surgery, come and see Dr. Brian Arslanian at Arslanian Plastic Surgery in Atlanta, GA. Dr. Arslanian is a Double Board Certified Plastic Surgeon who specializes in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and is ready to work with you. Find out how Dr. Arslanian can help elevate your appearance by enabling you to achieve better facial symmetry with Ear Surgery today.

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What is Ear Surgery?

Otoplasty is a surgical procedure that reconstructs the ear. Ear surgery can reshape, reposition, and/or resize the ear based on the specifications of the patient. The ears are constructed from cartilage. This cartilage shapes and defines the position of your ears. Otoplasty reworks that cartilage and rebuilds the outer ear in ways that patients find more desirable.

Ear surgery is not just popular with adults. In some years, a full ⅓ of ear surgeries are performed on children. Parents want the best for their children. If a child has malformed, protruding, or just extra-large ears, parents might wish to spare their children from the worst type of teasing. Enter Dr. Arslanian, your partner in inspiring your child to be the best they can be.

What are the benefits of Ear Surgery?

When it comes to Ear Surgery in Atlanta, benefits range from medical to cosmetic. Here are some of the ways Dr. Arslanian can help you: 

  • Realign protruding ears so they sit in a flatter, more streamlined position 
  • Re-establish symmetry in asymmetric ears or misshapen ears
  • Readjust the size of extra-large ears to restore facial harmony 
  • Resize extra-small ears to create more balanced facial features
  • Correct any congenital ear abnormalities
  • Boost self-confidence and self-image

Studies over the years consistently show otoplasty is capable of generating important boosts to self-esteem. Both the parents and kids themselves report an increased quality of life following ear surgery. For adults, patients report measurable increases not just in quality of life but also in productivity at work. Call us today for a consultation to learn how Ear Surgery can benefit you or your child.

Who are the best candidates for Otoplasty?

Adult and teen candidates should be in good health and non-smokers. They should be free from any life-threatening medical conditions or anything that might impede a healthy healing process. Children candidates should have fully formed ear cartilage. This usually occurs around five years old but, in some cases, this might be earlier. Whether the patient is an adult or a child, it’s important to have realistic expectations. Dr. Arslanian is a wonderful plastic surgeon but there are still limitations to what can be achieved.

First Steps

What’s the first step?

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The first step on the road to Ear Surgery in Atlanta is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Arslanian. During your consultation, Dr. Arslanian will discuss your aesthetic goals, review your medical history, and evaluate your ears. This helps determine the best surgical approach for your unique needs. You’ll also have the opportunity to ask questions about the procedure and recovery. 

To prepare for Ear Surgery in Atlanta, Dr. Arslanian and his team give the following instructions to patients: 

  • Arrange a ride to go home after surgery. 
  • Expect to miss a few days of work or school.
  • Avoid smoking since smoking adds many health complications. 
  • Refrain from taking medication such as aspirin and ibuprofen that disturb the natural healing process. Take acetaminophen-based medication instead.
  • If you are to undergo general anesthesia make sure not to eat or drink for at least 8 hours before surgery.
  • Wash your hair thoroughly. Men should have a haircut and women should style their hair in a way that ensures no obstruction. 
  • Leave all jewelry at home before going to surgery.
  • Do not wear contact lenses or glasses into surgery
  • Avoid putting on makeup on the day of surgery

What to expect on the day of Ear Surgery

Otoplasty begins with either local anesthesia, IV sedation, or general anesthesia. In children, this most likely means general anesthesia whereas adults usually have a choice in which form they prefer. 

Dr. Arslanian will then make incisions, usually on the back of the ear to hide any small scars. With these incisions, he can resculpt the ear to create his patient’s desired results, be it flattening protruding ears or correcting a congenital abnormality. 

After reshaping the ear, Dr. Arslanian will suture the ears. Patients should feel comfort in knowing that Dr. Arslanian will always suture and remove sutures himself so they will always receive the highest quality care.

Otoplasty recovery

As with any surgery, it’s best to have a caregiver stay with you for at least one night following a procedure. Ask them to pick up any medication you’ve been prescribed. Recovery from otoplasty usually takes about 1 week, though this may be longer if the ear surgery is extensive. Patients should expect some discomfort for a few days immediately following the surgery. Swelling, redness, and even numbness can also be expected for some patients but this is natural and shouldn’t worry anyone. Patients will be sent home with bandages which will be replaced by a headband-like garment after a few days. 

It’s usually recommended to refrain from intense physical activities for 1-2 months to allow your body the time to heal properly. Ask Dr. Arslanian and he can provide you with a specific answer tailored to your individual needs and case.

Make sure to call the office with any concerns you have during the recovery phase.

Ear Surgery (Otoplasty) Cost

How much does Ear Surgery cost in Atlanta, GA?

The cost of Ear Surgery in Atlanta varies based on each patient’s needs. During your initial assessment, Dr. Arslanian can quote you a specific price once he reviews your medical history and discusses your expectations. To offer you the most flexibility for payment, he accepts a variety of financing options that can suit your circumstances. Not all plastic surgeons accept financing, but Dr. Arslanian wants to offer his patients the widest range of options.

Doctor Arslanian | Arslanian Plastic Surgery Atlanta
Doctor Arslanian | Arslanian Plastic Surgery Atlanta

Why choose Arslanian Plastic Surgery?

When you come to Arslanian Plastic Surgery for Ear Surgery, you will be in good hands with Dr. Arslanian and his team. Dr. Arslanian obtained his medical degree from the University at Buffalo and then went on to complete a rigorous training program in General Surgery at one of the prestigious Harvard Hospitals: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. During his residency he discovered his passion for plastic surgery: both cosmetic and reconstructive. He then completed another 3 years of specialized training in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at Emory University, an epicenter for plastic surgery in the United States. 

As a Double Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Arslanian has launched and grown his practice into a busy mix of cosmetic and reconstructive surgery to help patients from all over the Metro Atlanta area. Dr. Arslanian’s goal for every patient is to create a beautiful, natural look, using the safest techniques he has learned. Dr. Arslanian is an active member of the most prestigious plastic surgery societies, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and The Aesthetic Society.


Schedule a consultation

To schedule a consultation with Dr. Arslanian, you can call (678) 894-9200, or contact us through our website. We also offer virtual consultations for all patients. Dr. Arslanian will take a detailed medical history perform a complete examination of your ears and assess your facial symmetry. Get in touch with us today and find out how Dr. Arslanian can help you restore your confidence in your body.

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