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Ear Surgery


Many people are born with ears that seem to protrude farther than normal. This harmless but noticeable condition can lead to teasing from one’s peers, especially during childhood. To address concerns about the ears, we perform a surgery called otoplasty, which pins back the ears after they have become fully developed.

Otoplasty is recommended for patients who have:

  • Ears that significantly protrude
  • Negative self image as a result of ear position
  • Cupped ears, lop ears, and other common concerns

During ear surgery in Toronto or Oshawa, ON, the goal is to enhance the natural ear proportions and provide a more balanced look. Our patients (and their parents) want ears that are symmetrical and protrude at a natural angle. If you’re considering otoplasty, read our FAQs and then call us in Toronto or Oshawa, ON to schedule a consultation with Dr. Golger or Dr. Romy.


How does otoplasty work?

For a comfortable procedure, we use a general anesthetic or intravenous sedation during otoplasty. We create incisions in the natural folds behind the ear, and then reshape the cartilage to adjust their position. Once the desired look is achieved, we close the incisions with sutures and cover them with gauze.

What is the recovery like after ear surgery in Toronto or Oshawa, ON?

After surgery, the patient will likely need to protect the ears with a headband. While some discomfort should be expected, medication can help manage discomfort during recovery. A typical recovery is 7-10 days, but rigorous activities should be postponed until the ears have fully healed. Follow our detailed aftercare instructions and the recovery should be simple.

Does ear surgery have risks?

Possible adverse events include asymmetry, infection, bleeding, poor healing, and changes in sensitivity. We will review risks and safety information in detail during your consultation, so you can make an informed decision about ear surgery.

Where can I get ear surgery in Toronto & Oshawa, ON?

If you are considering ear surgery in Toronto, we invite you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Golger or Dr. Romy. During your visit, we can review otoplasty photos, discuss costs, and answer any questions you still may have about the surgery.

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