Ear Surgery in the Toronto Area

For individuals in the Toronto area with prominent ears, otoplasty surgery is an option that has helped countless women and men to feel more confident. If you have protruding ears that make you feel self-conscious, Dr. Derek Ford and Dr. Steven Hanna perform this straightforward procedure to bring the ears closer to the head for a more understated appearance.

If you would like to find out if otoplasty is right for you, request a consultation online with one of our surgeons. You may also call our Toronto office at  (416) 925-7337 or our Oshawa office at  (905) 743-9888 to schedule your appointment.

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Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

If you have protruding ears that make you feel self-conscious, Dr. Derek Ford and Dr. Steven Hanna perform this straightforward procedure to bring the ears closer to the head for a more understated appearance.

Introduction & Indications

Patients who undergo ear surgery for cosmetic reasons typically cite a variety of different motivators. Many were teased as children for their protruding ears. Some feel that they cannot wear their hair up or in a short style due to the appearance of their ears.

Although it’s still surgery, ear surgery is a relatively minor procedure that is often performed using local anesthesia with the option of IV sedation. Most patients are back to work and other social activities within a couple of days.

Assessment

During your consultation, your surgeon evaluates your ears to determine whether ear surgery is a good option for you. Our surgeons perform the surgery on patients who are 18 and older.

Procedure

Ear surgery is performed using local anesthesia. You may request sedation if you’d like, but many patients don’t find it necessary. During surgery, your surgeon makes a small incision behind the ear. He may remove a small portion of underlying fat. He then sculpts and reshapes the cartilage and may fold the ear back to reposition it closer to the head. He then closes the incision with sutures.

Derek Ford, MD FRCSC

A Talented Duo

With their expertise in facial plastic surgery, Dr. Derek Ford and Dr. Steven Hanna create attractive, natural-looking results using advanced techniques. Both are Fellows of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada who provide compassionate patient care.

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Recuperating After Surgery

Ear surgery doesn’t require a long recuperation, and patients typically feel well enough for light activity within a few hours. Although discomfort is normal, our surgeons prescribe medicine to keep you comfortable. It’s important to not drive or operate heavy machinery while you are taking pain medication. Your head may be bandaged for several days to keep your ears stabilized as they heal. Your surgeon removes sutures after about 1 week. By this point, you will be able to fully appreciate your surgical results.

Ear Surgery Considerations

Ear surgery is not a particularly risky procedure, especially when local anesthesia is used. Minor infections are possible but rare. During your consultation, your surgeon discusses your own personal risk profile to help you understand what you can expect after surgery.

Common Complements

Ear surgery is very often performed on its own. Patients sometimes choose to add it to other facial rejuvenation procedures such as rhinoplasty or chin augmentation. Keep in mind that undergoing a surgery in addition to ear surgery will affect your projected recuperation time.

How Much Does Ear Surgery Cost?

For procedure pricing, please visit our Pricing & Financing page.

*Prices exclude taxes

Will ear surgery affect my hearing?

Ear surgery, or otoplasty, is performed on the external ear and will not affect your hearing. If fluid gets in the ear during the procedure, you may experience some temporary hearing issues while the fluid clears.

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