413 Lakehurst Rd,  Ste 301, Toms River, NJ 08755
1301 Rt. 72 West, Suite 260, Manahawkin, NJ 08050

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Otoplasty / Eartuck

Protruding or misshapen ears are a source of great self-consciousness. Young people especially suffer as others make fun of them. Ear surgery or otoplasty is a way to reshape the ears or “pin” them back so that they no longer protrude.

Otoplasty is performed on both children and adults and can be done as soon as the ears have stopped growing, which is usually around age six. In some cases, the surgery can be very intricate and requires special expertise on the part of your surgeon.

Dr. Small has many years of experience performing ear surgeries, whether ear pinning procedures, reducing the size of the ears, making the ears better match one another, reshaping misshapen ears, or repairing ear injuries.

The Otoplasty / Ear Surgery Procedure

Ear pinning involves recontouring the ear by reshaping it or bringing the ear closer to the scalp or head to correct the protrusion.

Other types of ear surgeries are customized depending on what you wish to alter about your ears. Dr. Small will consult with you in detail about what you wish to change and what can realistically be accomplished through otoplasty. He will discuss the goals of the procedure with you in detail so that you know exactly what to expect. Often incisions can be placed in discreet places, such as within the folds of the ears or behind the ear making them essentially invisible.

Recovering from Otoplasty

Most patients can return to work or school within a week after otoplasty. You will have to wear bandages on your ears during that first week at least, and you will be restricted from using ear buds until your ears have healed. You must also sleep on your back for a period of time. Elevating your head will help to keep swelling to a minimum.

Dr. Small will keep a close watch on your progress and will tell you everything you need to know to heal well. This will include avoiding certain things like alcohol, hair dryers, curling irons, and exercise for a little while.

Contact Ocean Plastic Surgery P.A. and Laser Center today to find out more about how otoplasty can improve the look of your ears or the ears of your child. At our Toms River and Manahawkin locations, we serve patients from all over the New Jersey Shore and beyond, including Stafford Township, Barnegat, Lacey, Berkeley, Dover Township, Brick, Little Egg Harbor, Manchester, Jackson, Howell, Wall, Freehold, Manalapan, and Point Pleasant.

What Real Patients Say

  • "Thank you for being such a terrific surgeon and doing such a great job with my surgery... I waited a while before I spent the money on myself... putting it off because of the expense or not being sure how I felt about the surgery, but also because I didn't want to have to justify spending money on myself, it's so vain and pretentious but it's not. You can't put a price on how different I feel now... It's life changing. If people don't thank you enough they should."

    - N.S.
  • "I just wanted to thank you for making my first experience with surgery a comfortable and pleasant one. I can not thank you enough. You are an amazing doctor but an amazing person who cares greatly for his patients... You did an absolutely phenomenal job. I could not have asked for a better surgeon and I am so happy that I chose you."

    - C.U.
  • "Thank you for such an amazing job. Thank you for my smile."

    - Janice
  • "Thank you very much-you have been so accommodating... you did a great job."

    - U.J.
  • "Thank you for the excellent care you gave me and for doing a great job. You are the best."

    - A.L.

Plastic Surgeon Dr. Stephen E. Small, serving Toms River, Manahawkin, Stafford Township, Barnegat, Lacey NJ, Berkeley NJ, Dover Township , Brick NJ, Little Egg Harbor, Manchester NJ, Jackson NJ, Howell, Wall NJ, Freehold, Manalapan, Point Pleasant, Colts Neck, Ocean, Eatontown, Long Branch, Red Bank, Middletown and the surrounding area.

Ocean Plastic Surgery P.A.
413 Lakehurst Rd
Suite 301
Toms River, NJ 08755

Ocean Plastic Surgery P.A.
1301 Rt. 72 West
Suite 260
Manahawkin, NJ 08050

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