Ear Surgery

in New York

Ear Surgery (Otoplasty)

We’ve all heard the one-liners about people with prominent ears. But for those people, those statements can be a source of shame or deep embarrassment. We cannot choose our genetics, but in this day and age, we can decide whether to make adjustments to our appearance, especially when we know it can improve our self-esteem and self-worth. The good news is that Ear Surgery can be a solution to your problem. If you are considering ear surgery come and see Dr. Jeremy Nikfarjam and Dr. Goulart at New You Plastic Surgery in Long Island and the greater New York City area. Dr. Nikfarjam is a board-certified plastic surgeon who understands the importance of safe, medical care.

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What is Ear Surgery?

Ear Surgery, also known as Otoplasty, is a procedure to change the shape, position, or size of the ears. It can also correct a birth defect of the ear structure. Ear surgery can be done at any age after the ears have reached their full size — usually after age 5 — through adulthood. Ear surgery is typically done on both ears to optimize symmetry. Ear surgery won’t change the location of your ears or alter your ability to hear. Ear surgery creates a more natural shape while bringing balance and proportion to the ears and face.

What are the benefits of Ear Surgery?

When it comes to Ear Surgery in Long Island or New York City, benefits range from medical to cosmetic, which can include: 

  • Overly large ears – a condition called macrotia
  • Protruding ears occurring on one or both sides in varying degrees – not associated with hearing loss
  • Adult dissatisfaction with previous ear surgery
  • Improvement of self-esteem 
  • Better symmetry of the overall facial structure

Ear surgery (Otoplasty)  is a highly individualized procedure and you must make this decision for yourself, not to benefit anyone else. Your image and self-worth belong to you, and Ear Surgery is one method to help improve it.

Who are the best candidates for Otoplasty?

There are a number of things to think about before deciding whether Ear Surgery in Long Island and New York City is right for you. Teenagers and adults who are good candidates for ear surgery are, generally:

  • Healthy individuals who do not have a life-threatening illness or medical conditions that can impair healing
  • Individuals with a positive outlook and specific goals in mind for ear surgery
  • Nonsmokers

Body issues related to low self-esteem can be corrected by surgery, but it is important not to make your decision on this alone. During a consultation session, Dr. Nikfarjam and Dr. Goulart will talk extensively about the benefits of ear surgery with you, and learn more about your desired outcomes, to help make a more accurate determination of your candidacy. 

What’s the
first step?

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Ear Surgery first steps

The first step to getting Ear Surgery in Long Island or New York City is to book a consultation with Dr. Nikfarjam and Dr. Goulart. By scheduling a consultation, you will get to meet our qualified surgeons, learn more about what ear surgery involves, and decide whether this is the right procedure for you. It’s always recommended that parents stay alert to their child’s feelings about protruding ears. Children who feel uncomfortable about their ears and want the surgery are generally more cooperative during the process and happier with the outcome.

During the consultation, Dr. Nikfarjam will evaluate your child’s condition, or yours if you are considering surgery for yourself, and recommend the most effective technique. You will receive instructions on how to get ready for the procedure. Included in this will be specific guidelines on drinking, eating, smoking, and avoiding certain medications and vitamins. 

Following these specific instructions will help ensure a smooth surgery and quick recovery. Please make arrangements for someone to drive you home when the surgery is completed and also have them available to assist you for a day or two. 

If your hair is currently short, you may want to let it grow as much as possible prior to surgery so that while the scars are healing, it will be long enough to hide them as best as possible. 

What to expect on the day of Ear Surgery surgery

On the day of your surgery, after being taken into the procedure room and prepped for surgery, Dr. Nikfarjam will walk you through the process so you know what to expect. The first step is to administer a type of anesthesia to make you comfortable and minimize any pain. 

Next, he will make the incision on the back of your ear. Correction of protruding ears uses surgical techniques to create or increase the fold just inside the rim of the ear, and to reduce the deepest concavity of the external ear. Incisions may be made on the front of the ear when necessary. Internal, non-removable sutures are used to create and secure the newly shaped cartilage in place.

The final step is to close the incision, done by external stitches. Dr. Nikfarjam will use varying techniques on each patient, taking care not to distort other structures and to avoid an unnatural “pinned back” appearance.

Once the surgery is complete, bandages will be applied to keep the ears in place while the incisions heal and your recovery process begins.

Ear Surgery Recovery

Before leaving our clinic, Dr. Nikfarjam and his medical team will ensure you are given all the information necessary for a smooth and safe recovery. The bandages applied are put in place to keep the surgical site clean, protect it from trauma, and support the new position of the ear during initial healing.

Discomfort immediately following ear surgery is normal and can be controlled with pain medication. There may be an itchy feeling under bandages. It is essential that bandages remain intact and are not removed for any reason. Failure to do so may result in the loss of some of the correction and may require secondary surgery.

To keep pressure off your ears, avoid sleeping on your side. Also, try not to rub or place excessive force on the incisions. Consider wearing button-down shirts or shirts with loose-fitting collars.

A few days after your ear surgery, Dr. Nikfarjam will remove your bandages. Your ears will likely be swollen and red. You may need to wear a loose headband that covers your ears at night for a few weeks. This will help keep you from pulling your ears forward when rolling over in bed.

How much does Ear Surgery cost in Long Island, NY?

The cost of Ear Surgery in Long Island or NYC will depend on the extent of your surgery, among other factors. During your consultation, Dr. Nikfarjam will thoroughly go over all the steps and assess your intended focus areas and problems. You will discuss your intended goals and concerns so that he can give you an accurate picture of what will be possible for your procedure. It is important to ask as many questions as possible so that you feel comfortable about the procedure and make an informed choice.

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Why choose
new you
plastic surgery?

When you come to New You in New York, you will be receiving expert treatment from world-renowned surgeons and cutting-edge techniques. Dr. Jeremy Nikfarjam is an American Board of Plastic Surgery Board Certified Plastic Surgeon based in Long Island and Manhattan who is well known for his expertise in emergency, cosmetic, and reconstructive plastic surgery. Dr. Nikfarjam is sought out by patients from across the United States and abroad for his specific technique and expertise in nearly every aspect of plastic and reconstructive surgery including breast reductions, abdominoplasties, rhinoplasties, silicone/biopolymer removal, and complex revisionary surgeries. 

Dr. Nikfarjam leads his team in supporting his vision that plastic surgery is holistic- allowing space for positive lifestyle changes that give patients a happier, healthier state of being and lifelong improvements in overall health. A vanguard of a new generation of plastic surgeons, Dr. Nikfarjam brings a refreshing perspective to a field that has once often been perceived as rigid and unapproachable. As accessible as are his procedures, Dr. Nikfarjam himself is as well. Patients take great comfort in the close contact and care he establishes with each patient from initial consultation through surgery and beyond. “Dr. Nik” as he is often called is well known for being personable and readily available to all of his patients.

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To schedule a consultation for Otoplasty in Long Island or NYC with Dr. Nikfarjam and Dr. Goulart, you can call our practice directly, or you can contact us via the patient portal on our website, and share your details so our staff can guide you through the process. Dr. Nikfarjam and Dr. Goulart are excited to meet with you and help you restore your body and your life.

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