Ear Surgery


Ear surgery, commonly known as “Otoplasty,” is a procedure that works to improve the size, shape, and aesthetic positioning of the ears. Otoplasty can correct misshapen ears to give a more natural, balanced appearance with the rest of the head and face.  The goal of otoplasty is to restore confidence and self-esteem!

Otoplasty can make a patient’s ears looks more natural and well-placed.

Ear surgery can help to repair flaws or deformities in or around the ear area caused by genetics, birth defects, or trauma.

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Who is a candidate for ear surgery?

Oftentimes, an otoplasty candidate is someone who has faced ridicule and/or loss of self-esteem because of his or her ears.  Otoplasty is a wonderful procedure to restore this confidence and self-esteem in adults and help to preserve it in children. Patients who are in good overall health without chronic ear infections are good candidates for ear surgery.


  • Ears that protrude from the head
  • Overly large ears
  • Unbalanced ears (one side is higher/lower than the other)
  • Split or torn earlobes
  • Widened piercing holes
  • Cauliflower ear and other disfigurations


  • Minimal incisions
  • More harmonious look
  • Reduced protrusion or size



Investing in your confidence is a big step, and your choice of facial plastic surgeon should reflect it. We offer a premier, luxury environment where you can focus on yourself.

With the help of our professional and knowledgeable team, you can begin your journey toward a more confident you. We’ll take every step to ensure you feel comfortable, pampered, and acknowledged. Begin your refined and cultivated experience here at Gilpin Facial Plastics & Aesthetics.

Is there an age requirement for otoplasty?

As long as a patient is a good candidate for the procedure, he or she may undergo otoplasty once the ear cartilage is stable enough for correction (this generally occurs around five or six years of age).  During your consultation with Dr. Gilpin, he will examine and determine if you are a good candidate for otoplasty.

Where are the incisions placed for otoplasty?

The incisions for ear surgery are placed on the back of the ear in order to make them virtually undetectable. If incisions need to be made on the front of the ear, they will be placed within the folds in order to be hidden and inconspicuous.


Dr Gilpin and his staff are the absolute best and I had an incredible experience with them before, during and after my procedure. They are knowledgeable and caring and I am very grateful for my experience with them!

I cannot recommend Dr Gilpin highly enough. He is so extremely knowledgeable and considerate in making the patient comfortable with all decisions and during the procedure. The nurses go above and beyond to make one feel at ease all along the way. The staff is wonderful! The office is beautiful. My results are amazing! Most of all Dr Gilpin is a true kind and professional surgeon!

Everyone at Gilpin Facial is wonderful! From the front desk, to the nurses to Dr. Gilpin himself. I’ve switched everything involving my skin and face over to their practice and I couldn’t be happier with the results. You will always feel comfortable and they go above and beyond to make you happy. I can’t recommend this place enough!

Every experience with Gilpin Facial Plastics + Aesthetics is better than the last. From the gorgeous location and caring team of skin care professionals, to the meticulous procedures, I always feel so well taken care of.

The team at GFP makes sure I feel secure and confident in my skincare choices and leave me feeling more youthful after every appointment. I wouldn’t trust anyone but Dr. Gilpin, Meredith, and their team to answer my questions and take care of my aesthetics needs.

How long after surgery will the results of otoplasty be visible?

Protruding ears should immediately improve after surgery. More extensive corrections will develop as the ears heal over time and the patient recovers. During your consultation, Dr. Gilpin and his staff will provide details about the recovery process based on your individual condition and needs.


How dangerous is ear surgery?

Otoplasty is not a dangerous procedure when performed by a qualified plastic surgeon.

How do you sleep after ear surgery?

You should sleep elevated and on your back to avoid putting stress on the incisions on your ears for at least a week.


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