Ear Surgery (Otoplasty)


An otoplasty is a surgical procedure, which alters the proportion, protrusion, and position of the ear used to correct disproportion ears.

Each problem is treated differently based on the underlying anatomically issue that is being addressed. In general each procedure takes 2-3 hours and is performed as an outpatient surgical procedure.


Which ear conditions can be corrected?

  • Lop ear: The top of the ear folds down
  • Shell ear: The natural creases and folds of the outer rim of the ear are missing
  • Cupped ear: The ear is disproportionately small
  • Stretched earlobes

How Otoplasty Surgery Is Performed

Oftentimes a small incision will be made along the back of the ear. This allows for exposure of the underlying cartilage. The cartilage will then be manipulated with a variety of techniques including placement of non-absorbable sutures to help shape and sculpt the ear.


After surgery, our head will be wrapped for the first few days. This will be then replaced with a lighter dressing. Children will often return to school about a week later but must be careful to avoid any contact sports or aggressive play for 6-8 weeks. See before/after photos* by visiting the Otoplasty photo gallery.

Otoplasty Patient 1 Photos | Neaman Plastic Surgery, Salem, Oregon

Ear Surgery Consultation with Dr. Neaman & Dr. Christiansen

Contact Neaman Plastic Surgery & MediSpa for more info about Otoplasty, commonly referred to as Ear Surgery.  We work with patients in Portland, Salem, Eugene and greater Oregon.