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If you were born with deformed ears or have ears that are too large for your facial features, you might be a good candidate for otoplasty. This surgical procedure can help reshape and resize ears so that patients feel more confident about their appearance.

At The Pennsylvania Centre for Plastic Surgery in Philadelphia and Plymouth Meeting, PA, our board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Scott A. Brenman specializes in otoplasty surgical procedures.

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Consultations Are Available Now

Take the first step. Get your questions answered and find out which treatment option is best for your personal situation by meeting with one of our knowledgeable medical staff at The Pennsylvania Centre for Plastic Surgery for an in-person consultation. Simply fill out the form on this page, and one of our experienced team members will reach out to you promptly to schedule your consultation.

What is an Otoplasty?

Otoplasty is a surgical procedure specifically designed to correct the size and shape of a person’s ears. Some people may have been born with deformed or misshapen ears; others may have developed malformed ears due to injury. Other patients may even feel as though their ears are too large or aren’t aligned with their facial features. Otoplasty helps correct these concerns by removing cartilage and reshaping the ears to the patient’s desired results.

Candidates for an Otoplasty

The ideal candidates for otoplasty are patients who feel self-conscious about the appearance of malformed or misshapen ears. This procedure is ideal for all ages, although many people prefer to have this procedure performed at a younger age. Candidates should be healthy non-smokers who have realistic expectations for the procedure’s outcomes.

How Does It Work?

The otoplasty is performed on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia. During the procedure, Dr. Brenman will remove skin, cartilage, and some parts of the earlobe, depending on the ideal size and shape you’re looking for. The incisions will be placed behind the earlobe when possible, as this can help you find post-surgical scarring.


Results are immediately visible, although you won’t see the final shape of your new ears until about a year after surgery due to swelling and bruising.


During the recovery period, you will need to wear special compression headwear to maintain the new shape of the ears, as well as reduce swelling. You can return to work or school after about a week and should see most of the swelling go down about three to four weeks after surgery. If you’re interested in this surgery for your child, Dr. Brenman recommends having it performed during the summer break.

Take the First Step – Request A Consultation

If you would like to schedule an in-person consultation, please fill out the form on this page and one of our knowledgeable medical staff members at The Pennsylvania Centre for Plastic Surgery will reach out to you promptly. You can also call our Philadelphia, PA office directly to schedule – (267) 687- 2180.

The Pennsylvania Centre for Plastic Surgery serves the greater Philadelphia, PA area.

*Individual results may vary

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