Otoplasty is an ear surgery designed to adjust the size, positioning, or shape of your ears. This cosmetic procedure is ideal for patients who are unhappy with their ear shape or if their ears protrude too far out from their head. 

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Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

Your Consultation with Dr. Shim Ching

During your consultation, Dr. Ching will review your medical history and examine your ears. He will discuss your goals for the procedure and the potential outcomes. After this process, he will determine if you are an appropriate candidate for the procedure.

The Procedure

The surgery begins with a small incision made in the crease behind the ear. The cartilage of the ear is then reshaped and held in a new position using fine stitches. The procedure typically takes about one to three hours, depending on the desired outcomes and the case’s complexity. Most patients only require local anesthesia, but general anesthesia may be used in some cases.

Your Recovery

After the procedure, there may be a small amount of bruising or swelling. You will have a dressing placed over your ears and will be asked to keep them clean and dry. Typically, though, eyeglasses or sunglasses can be worn after 7 – 10 days. The procedure is a safe, relatively easy one.

Who Is a Candidate?

Good candidates for otoplasty should have fully developed ears and be in good overall health. Otoplasty is able to help correct ears that protrude too far out from the head, or it can be used to help those who are unhappy with their ear size or shape. In addition, it can also be for those who have previously had an otoplasty surgery and are dissatisfied with the results. During your consultation at Asia Pacific Plastic Surgery, Dr. Ching can determine if you are an ideal candidate.

Dr. Shim Ching

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Shim Ching is one of Hawaii’s most renowned physicians for aesthetic procedures of the face, breast, and body. His attention to detail, skill, and mastery of surgical techniques produce remarkable, natural-looking results.

Contact us today for a personal, confidential consultation with Dr. Ching. Get your questions answered and find out if otoplasty is for you. He has been named one of the Best Doctors in America since 2011, a recognition reserved for the nation’s top 5% of doctors. He also earned first place in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser’s People’s Choice Awards since 2013 and was among Honolulu Magazine’s Top Doctors in Hawaii since 2011.

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