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Ear Surgery

Ear Surgery in Manhattan, NYC
Surgery on the outer ear is common in young children before they enter school. If you or your child feels self-conscious about the shape and size of your ears, board-certified Manhattan plastic surgeon and general surgeon Richard W. Swift, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S. can help you achieve a more natural, comfortable look.

What Is Ear Surgery?
Ear surgery is designed to change the appearance of the outer ear by adjusting either its shape, its position, or both. Ear surgery is also used to help correct congenital issues such as protruding ears or “shell ear” or conduct “ear pinning,” during which the ear position is adjusted to be more in line with the proportions of the head.

Benefits of Ear Surgery
Both adults and children who have undergone cosmetic ear surgery tell us that as a result, they have the following benefits:

  • Are no longer teased about the size and shape of their ears
  • Feel more positive with regard to their body image and self-image
  • Enjoy an improved quality of life without worrying about their appearance

Ear Surgery Before and After
We invite you to browse our extensive catalog of cosmetic surgeries and treatments to see the types of results Dr. Swift has obtained for his patients. Keep in mind that each individual is different and that you’ll learn more about the outcome you can expect from your specific surgery or treatment at your consultation with Dr. Swift.

Preparing for Ear Surgery
Ear surgery is an outpatient procedure that normally takes around two hours to complete. Young children may need to stay in the hospital overnight for observation. Dr. Swift makes an incision behind the ear’s natural crease to help minimize the appearance of scarring. Depending on your needs, he may trim the ear’s cartilage, reshape it, or suspend the ear into a more desirable position. In some complex cases, additional cartilage or skin may be needed. This skin can be grafted from the rib or through the use of a tissue expander. These procedures are only generally used to help reconstruct the ear after accident or traumatic injury.

Ear Surgery Recovery
Ear surgery recovery typically lasts around a week, after which you may return to work or school. You may feel some pain, discomfort, or swelling for which pain relievers may be prescribed. For children, it’s very important that the ears not be pulled or otherwise bothered to help speed healing.

Is Ear Surgery Right for Me?
If you are an adult or have a child who is being teased because of the size or shape of their ears, ear surgery can help spare them needless embarrassment. Dr. Swift takes great care to explain the procedure to children in a way that they can understand and appreciate. Overall, your complete satisfaction and comfort is his chief concern.

How Much Does Ear Surgery Cost?
Costs for your cosmetic ear surgery will vary depending on the extent of surgery or the number of treatments needed to achieve your desired result. Most insurance plans do not cover plastic surgery or specific cosmetic treatments. Dr. Swift accepts payment via cash, check, or credit card, as well as Prosper Healthcare Lending as a financing option.

Why Choose Dr. Swift?
Board-certified plastic surgeon Richard W. Swift, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S. provides a variety of cosmetic surgeries and treatments to help improve and enhance your natural beauty. A graduate of Yale and Brown University, Dr. Swift has earned prestigious awards for his vast medical expertise and experience. In addition to offering a wide range of cosmetic surgery options, Dr. Swift can also provide detailed consultations on surgical techniques, alternative treatments, and pre- and post-operative care. Throughout the process, his number one goal is to deliver personalized, high-quality, one-on-one care to ensure your complete comfort and satisfaction.

What to Expect During Your Consultation
Ear surgery can be an embarrassing subject to bring up, but Dr. Swift believes your comfort with the procedure and your understanding of each step can help make it easier. For children, he explains the process in a way that’s easy for them to process and brings comfort and peace of mind to their parents. Patient satisfaction is his highest priority, which means he’ll take the time to answer all your questions and concerns.

Erase the shame and embarrassment of protruding or irregular ears. Whether for yourself or a child, ear surgery in our convenient Manhattan clinic can help improve your self-esteem and create a positive body image that lasts. Contact our Manhattan, NYC office to schedule your consultation today.

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