Male Otoplasty

Ears that over-protrude from the sides of the head can make boys and men self-conscious about their appearance. By reshaping and reducing the prominence of the ears, otoplasty (cosmetic ear surgery) in Paramus, New Jersey, can be a wonderful solution for men in Ridgewood, Hackensack, Mahwah, Somerset, and throughout Bergen County, North New Jersey.

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This 38 year old asked Dr Parker to correct his protruding ears which have bothered him as long as he can remember. At the patient’s initial consultation, Dr. Parker explained the anatomic reasons for his prominent ears and how they could be corrected surgically. At surgery, which was performed under local anesthesia, Dr. Parker made inconspi... Read More
Otoplasty Case 1096 Before & After Front | Paramus, New Jersey | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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This 7 year old increasingly expressed concern to his mother about his prominent ears. During the patient’s consultation, Dr. Parker explained the anatomical reasons for the ears being prominent and how they could be corrected surgically. The patient and his mother were very much on board with the paln. At surgery, Dr. Parker made inconspicuo... Read More
Otoplasty Case 1205 Before & After View #1  | Paramus, New Jersey | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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This 30 year old became increasingly concerned about the prominent appearance of his ears as his hair thinned. During his initial consultation with Dr. Parker, the patient showed him ‘imaged’ pictures, his wife had performed, to show what he wanted his ears to look like after surgery. He was very specific in terms of what he wanted. Dr. Parke... Read More
Otoplasty Case 243 Before & After View #2 | Paramus, New Jersey | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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This 17 year old, referred to Dr. Parker by an Ear, Nose and Throat surgeon, requested correction of his prominent left ear. He was content with the appearance of his right ear and merely wished better symmetry. Under local anesthesia, a unilateral otoplasty was performed by Dr. Parker on the left ear. He carefully inserted sutures to create... Read More
Otoplasty Case 235 Before & After View #2 | Paramus, New Jersey | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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This 28 year old, referred to Dr. Parker by his own physician, requested correction of his prominent ears. At the patient’s initial consultation with Dr. Parker, he explained the relevant anatomy of the patient’s ears, why looked the way they did and how he could correct them to look more natural. Several weeks later, under local anesthesia,... Read More
Otoplasty Case 236 Before & After View #1 | Paramus, New Jersey | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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This 23 year old asked Dr. Parker to improve his protruding ears which have become increasingly bothersome to him. At the patient’s initial consultation, Dr. Parker explained the anatomic reasons for his prominent ears and how they could be corrected surgically. At surgery, which was performed under local anesthesia, Dr. Parker made inconspic... Read More
Otoplasty Case 1099 Before & After Front | Paramus, New Jersey | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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This 28 year old told Dr Parker that he has been bothered by his prominent ears for some time and finally decided to have them fixed. During the patient’s initial consultation, Dr. Parker explained that his ears were prominent because the anti helical fold had not fully formed and his concha was large. At surgery, under local anesthesia, Dr.... Read More
Otoplasty Case 250 Before & After View #2 | Paramus, New Jersey | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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This 14 year old asked Dr. Parker to improve his prominent ears which increasingly bother him. During the patient’s initial consultation, Dr. Parker explained that his ears were prominent because the anti helical fold had not fully formed and his conchae were somewhat enlarged. At surgery, Dr. Parker created a normal antihelical fold, then sl... Read More
Otoplasty Case 249 Before & After View #2 | Paramus, New Jersey | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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Considering Ear Pinning Surgery for Your Son?

Boys over the age of 5 are the most common candidates for this procedure for the following reasons:

  • The ears are nearly completely grown by this time
  • The ear cartilage is strong enough to hold stitches well
  • Most boys cite teasing as their motivation to undergo this surgery

The earlier the surgery takes place, the more they can avoid peer ridicule and the psychological trauma associated with it. However, there is no upper age limit to having this surgery performed. Teens or adults of any age, who are in good health, can be good candidates for this procedure.

Otoplasty procedures can also be combined with rhinoplasty, neck contouring, and chin implants to enhance the results or improve balance to your facial features overall.

What Causes Ears to Stick Out?

Prominent ears result from an incompletely formed antihelical fold, excess conchal cartilage, or both concerns (see illustration). Dr. Parker will examine the patient, then discuss treatment options.

Problems fixed with otoplasty include deficient antihelical fold and excess concha,

About the Procedure

Ear pinning surgery is a relatively straightforward procedure that takes roughly 1½ hours to complete. It is performed under purely local anesthesia, intravenous sedation, or general anesthesia. Dr. Parker will discuss these options with you during your consultation.

Dr. Parker makes an inconspicuous incision hidden behind the ear through which he sculpts the ear cartilage into an aesthetically attractive shape. He reshapes the ear by inserting internal shaping stitches in the ear cartilage, bringing the ear closer to the side of the head and reducing its prominence. Self-dissolving stitches are used to close the incisions behind the ears.

Before & After Male Otoplasty

Boy before and after otoplasty
This 14-year-old had otoplasty by Dr. Parker. During the surgery, Dr. Parker created a normal antihelical fold, then slightly reduced the size of the concha and set it back into a normal position.

Your Otoplasty Consultation & Imaging Session

Consultations at the Parker Center are special. Dr. Parker will spend extra time with you, ensuring that he understands your goals and that you are fully educated about each potential solution. Additionally, our imaging expert will help you see the possibilities with digital photo imaging to show you what you will look like after surgery. Patients who are comparing providers often tell us our consults are the most thorough and informative they’ve ever experienced!

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We believe plastic surgery should be accessible to as many people as possible. That’s why we offer financing through lenders that specialize in setting up payment plans for elective cosmetic surgery. We can discuss financing during your consultation.

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Recovery After Otoplasty

Recovery after ear pinning surgery is usually quite tolerable, and there is virtually no pain. After a brief stay in our recovery room, patients return home. Showering is permitted 3 to 4 days after the procedure ( you can bathe before then, making sure you keep the head dry). Normal activities can be resumed within 7 to 10 days, and exercise can be started at 2 weeks. Dr. Parker will give you detailed instructions for you or your child’s return to activity.

Our Rapid Recovery Program

The Parker Center has also developed a unique Rapid Recovery peri-operative program for our patients. It includes a combination of skincare, recovery-enhancing medications, advanced surgical techniques, and post-operative manual lymphatic drainage massage. This program allows our patients to enjoy a shorter recovery time with minimal swelling and bruising, while treating themselves to the pampering they deserve.

If you or your son suffers from low self-esteem because of large or protruding ears, you should contact us to discuss otoplasty. It is a very safe and long-lasting solution to this condition. During your initial consultation, Dr. Parker will discuss the procedure in detail and use computer imaging to give an idea of what the changes should look like after surgery.

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Our surgical procedures, anesthesia, medications, and aftercare are tailored to minimize post-operative discomfort and accelerate recuperation.

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Request an Otoplasty Consultation With Dr. Parker

If you’re considering otoplasty surgery and want to discuss your options with an experienced plastic surgeon, request a consultation with Dr. Parker using the online form. He will listen to your concerns, answer your questions, and explain the procedure with no pressure to make an immediate decision. You can also call us at (201) 967-1212 to schedule an appointment.

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Results: Dr. Parker is known for remarkable results that may surpass your expectations

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