Ear surgery (otoplasty), is a procedure to reduce the size of prominent ears and set them closer to the head.

A good otoplasty surgeon in Oklahoma can be difficult to find, but Dr. Tim Love has years of experience in ear surgery. He will go over the procedure in detail and help you set realistic expectations for the outcome of your otoplasty; patients usually start seeing desired results as soon as the swelling dissipates (usually 2-3 weeks).

Otoplasty Can Correct:

Before you decide on otoplasty, Oklahoma City plastic surgeon, Dr. Tim Love, ensures patients have realistic expectations for results. In general, these are the things most commonly corrected by ear surgery. Results may vary based on your ears, age and genetics.

  • Lopped ears

  • Cupped ears

  • Shelled ears

  • Large ears

The Surgery

The surgery is performed in a fully-credentialed outpatient surgery center. The surgeon makes a small incision in the back of the ear to expose the ear cartilage. He will then sculpt the cartilage and bend it back toward the head. Non-removable sutures are used to help maintain the new shape. Occasionally the surgeon may remove a larger piece of cartilage to provide a more natural-looking fold when the surgery is complete.

Another technique involves a similar incision in the back of the ear. Skin is removed and suture is used to fold the cartilage back on itself to reshape the ear without removing cartilage.

In most cases, ear surgery will leave a faint scar in the back of the ear that will fade with time. Within a few days, bandages will be replaced with a light head dressing. Any activity in which the ear might be bent should be avoided for about a month.

How do I know Dr. Love is the best plastic surgeon for me?

  • 30+ years of cosmetic surgery experience in Oklahoma.

  • Known for his dedication to providing the best patient-centered care and exceptional results. Hundreds of satisfied patients – read their reviews.

  • Board Certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

  • Leader in his field: Dr. Love was one of only 20 U.S. surgeons selected to pioneer shaped implants in the nation, and operated on the first U.S. patient in the historical “CORE” gel implant study.

  • Advanced technology: We’re the only practice in the market offering Profound.

  • A comfortable and convenient OKC location, and a great, caring team.

  • Voted the best plastic surgeon in Oklahoma City in multiple readers’ choice contests.

Contact the clinic or call Dr. Tim Love to arrange your consultation today: (405) 751-LOVE (5683)

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