Lobuloplasty & Otoplasty

Some of the most overlooked procedures performed by an oculoplastic surgeon are lobuloplasty (earlobe repair) and otoplasty (ear surgery). 

Men and women alike have problems with their earlobes or shape of their ears, due to a previous ear piercing, trauma or congenital abnormality.  Procedures like lobuloplasty and otoplasty help to create a more natural shape and proportion to the face and can profoundly impact one’s self-esteem and regard for personal appearance.

Is Lobuloplasty or Otoplasty Right for You?

At Been Facial Plastics, we correct many common ear problems:

  • Earring deformities
    • Full earlobe tears
    • Partial, elongated holes
    • Gauged earlobes
  • Enlarged earlobes
    • Age-related
    • Congenital
  • Abnormal ear shape
    • Ears stick out too far
    • Ears are too big
    • Ears don’t have a normal fold (antihelical fold)

What Sets Dr. Mark Been Apart?

Dr. Mark has developed approaches to repairing and repositioning ears that provide natural outcomes with minimal downtime. No imperfection is too small, and he will employ his meticulous techniques to achieve optimal results. When earlobe repair and ear repositioning are performed, the designs that are used minimize visible signs of the procedure.

We perform this procedure in the comfort of our own surgical center, meaning you experience the utmost privacy and ease during your time with us. We also have the ability, on the same day, to combine ear procedures with other facial procedures including eyelid, facelift and nasal surgery. For patients undergoing ear repositioning (otoplasty), we have an overnight suite in our office where you can stay to recover.

What to Expect after your Lobuloplasty

Those undergoing earlobe repair typically do not notice any discomfort or swelling following the procedure. A small tape bandage will be applied for one week. As part of this process, we offer a complimentary ear piercing roughly one month after the repair is performed.

What to Expect after your Otoplasty

With ear repositioning, during the initial one to two weeks you may feel pressure and experience swelling in your ears. Wearing a headband during this time will shorten your recovery and improve final results. Despite these factors, you will see an immediate difference to the shape and position of your ears. With each passing week, the results will become more natural.