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Ear Surgery

Prominent or misshapen ears can distract from other features and disrupt facial harmony. Men and women with abnormal or protruding ears often feel embarrassed about their appearance and may wish to have more attractive ears that complement their facial anatomy. With his aptly trained surgical staff at his side, esteemed plastic surgeon George Alexander, MD, FACS, can reshape a patient’s ears and restore their self-confidence. Dr. Alexander is a leader in the field of plastic surgery and performs ear surgery (otoplasty) to provide his patients with the pleasing facial aesthetic they desire.

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Your Ear Surgery Journey

  • Consultation

    Ear surgery can be performed on both younger and older patients, but the ears must be fully grown before surgery. Usually, this occurs by the age of five. Ideal candidates for ear surgery must be in good health and have realistic expectations of the procedure. Dr. Alexander will assess your condition during a private consultation and determine the most appropriate surgical plan to meet your cosmetic goals.

  • Procedure

    Ear surgery is an outpatient procedure commonly performed using general anesthesia for optimal patient comfort and safety. Incisions are placed discreetly within the natural folds and creases behind the ears. Through these openings, Dr. Alexander sculpts the cartilage into the desired shape and sutures the incisions closed. A bandage is then applied around the head to support the ears and promote healing.

Concerns

Recovery

A few days after surgery, Dr. Alexander will remove the bandages and replace them with a new dressing that must be worn for one to two weeks. Most patients are well enough to return to work or school after the first week of recovery, but strenuous activities must be avoided for at least four weeks. Following all postoperative instructions will help make the recovery process swift and safe.

Scars

Although Dr. Alexander applies the most modern plastic surgery techniques during all of his procedures, there is always a risk of visible scarring. However, ear surgery scars are small and tend to fade over time.

Cost

Dr. Alexander has completed extensive training in plastic surgery and possesses multiple board certifications. Throughout his 20-year career, he has performed countless breast, body, and face procedures customized to each of his patients’ unique needs.


The total cost of ear surgery depends on several factors, including technique, anesthesia fees, and geographic location. The price of your procedure will be calculated during your consultation with Dr. Alexander.

Comfort

Dr. Alexander gives his patients an intravenous pain medication during surgery to ensure long-lasting comfort after the procedure. Most patients report a significant decrease in discomfort 48 hours after surgery. Dr. Alexander will recommend pain medication to take at home until the pain dissipates.

FAQ

  • What complications can develop after ear surgery?

    It is uncommon for ear surgery patients to experience complications after their procedure. However, any surgery comes with risks that may include:

    • Bleeding
    • Changes in sensation
    • Scarring
    • Infection
  • Is ear surgery permanent?

    The effects of ear surgery are long lasting if they are not subjected to injury following the procedure.

  • Should I quit smoking before my ear surgery?

    Yes, it is advisable to quit smoking before ear surgery to ensure the best results and recovery. Smoking and any tobacco use interferes with the healing process and increases the likelihood of experiencing complications.

  • How long does ear surgery take to complete?

    Depending on the desired result or extent of correction necessary, ear surgery can last between one and three hours.

A top Plastic Surgeon, Dr. George Alexander, serving more happy patients in Las Vegas, the United States and Internationally.

1725 Village Center Circle, Suite 150
Las Vegas, Nevada USA | (702) 242-6776

"Dr. Alexander and his staff are all accommodating and friendly. Dr. Alexander takes time to really address your concerns and questions. He is an awesome doctor. We highly recommend him to anyone in need of cosmetic surgery.”

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