Otoplasty: Cosmetic Ear Surgery & Ear Pinning


Otoplasty is one of the best examples of how a relatively simple surgery can significantly change someone’s self-esteem and quality of life, in both children and adults.

- Dr. Taylor -

The position and placement of your ears can affect your overall appearance, from the time you are a child to when you are an adult. For those who don’t want to be noticed first and foremost for the shape or protrusion of their ears, otoplasty is a relatively straightforward and fast surgical solution that can stop your ears from stealing the show.

The Procedure & After the Surgery

Before the surgery, you will consult with Dr. Taylor, who will evaluate your ears, ask you about your medical history, answer your questions, and determine whether you are a good candidate for the operation.

The surgery itself is performed by making a small incision along the back of each ear so that the surgeon may reconstruct the cartilage, rearranging and normalizing the ears. The operation, which just takes an hour or two, either utilizes general anesthesia or an intravenous anesthetic along with local anesthesia.

After the surgery, the doctor will dress your ears to protect them and you will be moved to a recovery room. You may experience some swelling, bruising, and discomfort. These symptoms will be treated accordingly by your medical team. You will need up to a week to recover at home, and your incisions will be completely healed in about six weeks.

Meet Your Surgeon

The Surgical Arts Centre’s Dr. Taylor specializes only in cosmetic surgery of the head, face, and neck. This special focus has allowed him to hone his skills and gain in-depth experience in the limited types of surgery that he does perform, including otoplasty.

Dr. Taylor received his bachelor’s degree from Wichita State University, his Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) from The University of Missouri, Kansas City, and his Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) from Northeastern Ohio University. This board-certified cosmetic surgeon has written textbooks, published dozens of articles, and appeared on a number of national television programs, including Dateline NBC, 20/20, and The Oprah Winfrey Show.