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Ear Reshaping

Primarily in children but in adults as well, awkward-looking or over-projecting ears can be a source of shame and embarrassment and affect the way others perceive them. Ears can sometimes be too large, disproportionate to the head, misaligned, or otherwise aesthetically unpleasing due to a genetic condition or previous accident that has caused a deformity. These issues can be corrected with an Otoplasty or ear reshaping procedure by an experienced facial plastic surgeon.

What Happens in an Otoplasty Procedure

Otoplasty is today a commonly performed outpatient procedure. The framework of the ear is essentially cartilage and skin. While anatomical differences vary from person to person, essentially Otoplasty reshapes either the position or size of the ear or both. Carefully planned, well-hidden incisions are made behind the ear, the skin is redraped, and the cartilage and ear itself are repositioned in a more pleasing way that is proportionate to the head and face. Also, large or torn earlobes can be corrected during this procedure or as an independent procedure in the office. Patients have indicated some mild discomfort during the average 1-2 weeks that it takes to recover from this surgery, but it is generally very well tolerated.

Who is a Good Candidate?

  • Children age 5 and up, or any adult
  • Non-smokers
  • Generally in good health
  • Desires ear reshaping (e.g., protruding ears, poorly formed ears, earlobe reduction, earlobe repair or reshaping)

How Much Does it Cost?

Our all-inclusive cost for Otoplasty begins at $4,900 and may exceed that amount for those patients that need additional, specific work. The final cost we give you will always include the surgeon's fee, anesthesia costs, facility fees, supplies, and all routine follow-up visits.

Our Surgeons

Dr. Deal, Dr. Gardner, and Dr. Nease are fellowship-trained and Board Certified Cosmetic Surgeons. Dr. Nease also holds a board certification in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Combined, our four doctors have more than 23 years experience. Their practice at Southern Surgical Arts is 100% committed, focused, and dedicated to cosmetic and facial plastic surgery. Since 2004, they have performed more than 18,000 major cosmetic procedures.

State-of-the-Art Surgery Centers

At Southern Surgical Arts, we perform all of our procedures in several accredited, state-of-the-art facilities. Chattanooga's Southside, SSA's newest state-of-the-art surgical suite and luxurious office. Calhoun, GA, is home to SSA's first location and surgical facility. We also operate at Physician's Surgery Center near Parkridge East Hospoital in Chattanooga, TN.

We consult with patients before and after surgery in both our Calhoun and Chattanooga offices. With three surgical center options, we can arrange to perform your procedure in the location that is most convenient for you. In every office, our highly trained and specialized staff provides you the privacy, comfort, and expertise you deserve.

We invite you for a complimentary consultation with Dr. Deal, Dr. Gardner, Dr. Nease, or Dr. Gusching. Together, we'll explore your aesthetic goals and work toward revealing your own natural beauty.

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