Otoplasty Treatment in Toledo

Ear Reshaping Surgery

Otoplasty Treatment

Facial attributes play a significant role in determining one’s appearance, and among them, the ears tend to capture notable attention. However, when ears are excessively protrusive or disproportionate, they can become a source of unease. EVOLV Plastic Surgery in Toledo offers the expertise of Dr. Barone, a highly accomplished and board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in otoplasty surgery. Otoplasty is a frequently performed procedure aimed at rectifying the positioning of ears that significantly protrude from the sides of the head. Enhance your appearance and boost your confidence by getting otoplasty surgery today!

What is an Otoplasty Treatment?

Otoplasty, also known as ear surgery, is a procedure that can correct misshapen or protruding ears. It improves the shape, position, and proportion, addressing defects present at birth or those that become apparent over time. Otoplasty can also treat deformed ears caused by injuries. It can achieve a more aesthetically pleasing outcome, restoring harmony and symmetry to the ears and face. Even minor deformities can be corrected, resulting in significant improvements in appearance and self-esteem.  

How It Works

During your private consultation with Dr. Barone, a renowned facial plastic surgeon in Toledo, you will have the opportunity to discuss your specific cosmetic goals for your ears in great detail. Collaboratively, you and Dr. Barone will determine the suitability of ear-reshaping surgery for you. The procedure will involve altering the ear cartilage to enhance its aesthetic appearance, with any incisions strategically concealed behind the ear. It is crucial to emphasize that the alteration in ear shape will not impact your auditory capabilities.


What It Treats

Conditions treated by otoplasty include:

– Macrotia, which refers to overly large ears

– Protruding ears on one or both sides, to varying degrees, without associated hearing loss

– Dissatisfaction with previous ear surgery in adults.


Otoplasty offers significant benefits, including correcting prominent, protruding, or misshapen ears, leading to increased self-confidence. The primary goal of this procedure is to create a more natural shape, bringing balance and proportion to both the ears and face. Otoplasty is a safe treatment approach that yields long-lasting results.


Treatment Time

The duration of otoplasty surgery can vary depending on the complexity of the procedure, but it typically takes 1-2 hours to complete.

Recovery Time

The recovery time for otoplasty is typically two to three weeks.

Anesthetic Type

Otoplasty is usually performed under general or sometimes intravenous anesthesia.

Step by Step


During your consultation in Toledo, you will discuss aspects of the procedure – from expected outcomes and risks to discussing pre-existing conditions or any health factors that could affect results. You’ll also get advice on which ear-reshaping options will achieve your desired look. Dr. Barone may further examine and measure your face and take photographs before discussing your ear surgery options for aesthetic enhancements. 

Before The Procedure

Before the surgical procedure, a board-certified anesthesiologist administers general anesthesia. Depending on the complexity of the surgery, intravenous sedation or nerve blocks with local anesthesia may be utilized to ensure comfort throughout the procedure. 

During The Procedure

Correction of protruding ears involves surgical techniques to create or increase the antihelical fold, located just inside the rim of the ear, and reduce enlarged conchal cartilage, which is the largest and deepest concavity of the external ear. Incisions for otoplasty are typically made on the back surface of the ear. When incisions are required on the front of the ear, they are strategically placed within the folds to conceal them. Internal sutures are utilized to shape and secure the newly formed cartilage. External stitches are used to close the incision. 

After The Procedure

After ear surgery, you may experience discomfort, which can be managed with pain medication. You may also experience an itchy sensation under the bandages. Bandages should be kept intact and should not be removed. Failure to do so may compromise the corrective outcome, potentially requiring additional surgical intervention. Dressings will be applied post-surgery to maintain cleanliness, protect the surgical site, and support the healing of the newly positioned ear. 

You will receive detailed instructions on postoperative ear care, the application of medications to aid in the healing process and mitigate the risk of infection, and the recommended follow-up schedule with your plastic surgeon. Ear surgery yields remarkably prompt outcomes, particularly in cases involving protruding ears, which become noticeable upon removing the dressings that uphold the ear’s newly sculpted contour throughout the initial stages of healing. Permanently positioning the ear closer to the head significantly enhances aesthetics and symmetry.