The eyes may be the window to the soul, but the ears frame the face. Prominent ears and damaged lobes often have a significant psychological impact that can hinder one’s confidence as a child or adult.
Brandon Lambiris MD strives to deliver the best otoplasty Sarasota has to offer and has various surgical procedures designed to improve cosmetic ear defects in as little as 30 minutes to two hours.
Otoplasty improves the size, shape, and structure of the ear's external parts to correct earlobe stretching due to heavy earrings, torn earlobes, and overly large or protruding ears, among other aesthetic issues.
At his Sarasota County plastic surgery practice, Dr. Lambiris offers three types of cosmetic ear surgery to correct a wide range of concerns: ear pinning, earlobe repair, earlobe reduction. Each operation differs based on the type of ear revision that is necessary.
These in-office procedures entail local anesthetic, markings, and sterilization with Betadine prep, followed by the limited resectioning of excess skin and scar tissue. He then applies approximately 7 to 10 sutures front and back along with a gauze bandage. The sutures come out approximately one week later during a follow-up visit.
Dr. Lambiris may perform ear pinning or otoplasty with local anesthesia in adults, while children typically undergo general anesthesia, so there is no pain or memory of the event. First, he makes a small incision on either the back of the ear or the inner folds of the ear. Then, he performs ear reshaping through the incision by manipulating the soft tissues and cartilage and securing them in place with permanent sutures.
To learn more about otoplasty, ear lobe reduction, and ear lobe repair in Sarasota, schedule a consultation with Brandon Lambiris, MD. Call (941) 366-9818 or click the booking link on this page to book your appointment. Dr. Lambiris is a top-rated plastic surgeon serving patients in Sarasota, North Port, Bradenton, and surrounding regions in Southwest Florida.
The cost of earlobe repair depends on the extent of surgical revision required to modify the lobe and whether one or both earlobes are affected. In the United States, the average lobe repair cost is $500 to $2,000. However, you may pay more or less than the national average.
The cost of earlobe reduction ranges from $500 to $1,500 nationally. However, you may pay more or less than the national average. Factors such as the surgeon’s experience and choice of anesthesia and the extent of surgical repair needed are some of the factors that impact pricing.
Nationally, the average cost of ear surgery is $4,350. You may pay more or less than the national average. A highly qualified ear surgery specialist is likely to charge more than one who has less experience. However, the surgical results are often telling of a surgeon’s level of expertise.
Insurance does not cover cosmetic ear procedures.
The operation itself is painless due to local anesthesia or general anesthesia, depending on the nature of the procedure. Because some of the external ear structures have fewer nerve endings than other areas of the body, many patients find ear surgery causes modest discomfort or aching in recovery that subsides within a week or so.
Showering after ear surgery is possible the next day. Take care to avoid scrubbing or irritating the incisions, then thoroughly pat dry and apply a clean bandage.
Dr. Lambiris will ask you to return to his office for a follow-up visit approximately one week later to remove the sutures.
Pinning back ears that protrude is a common type of otoplasty that Dr. Lambiris routinely performs on both children and adults. Otoplasty may entail pinnaplasty and/or surgically reshaping the outermost portion of the ears.
Dr. Brandon Lambiris believes everyone deserves the opportunity to look their best. If you’ve dreamed of having plastic surgery to unlock your true potential, we encourage you to join us for a consultation. Experience the real difference plastic surgery can have on your life at West Coast Plastic Surgery in Sarasota, FL.