Otoplasty (Cosmetic Ear Surgery)

Improve the appearance of your ears.  Are you unhappy with the shape, position, or size of your ears?  Choose Dr. Wyatt To, Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon, to modify your ears in a natural and beautiful way.

The Otoplasty Advantage

Since 2004, Dr. To has been known as the best resource in Frederick for ear modification.  No longer a procedure requiring general anesthesia, we can complete Otoplasty right in our office with local anesthetic.  Your recovery should be faster and any associated risks are greatly reduced.

Here’s What Otoplasty Can Do For You:

  • Boost your self-confidence
  • Improve the appearance of your profile
  • Reduce the proportion and size of your ears
  • Remedy a previous unsatisfactory ear surgery
  • Restore desired symmetry to your ears

The CSSC Advantage

Dr. To Is A Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon

Why is this important?  Other surgeons may boast multiple modalities, but of prime importance is specialty.  You want a surgeon who specializes in face, head and neck procedures when you’re contemplating restructuring your ears.  Results matter and so does the experience of your surgeon.  Choose Dr. To and receive the benefits that come with nearly 20 years of specialized focus.

Our Community Reputation For Excellence Is Well-Known

Dr. Wyatt To joined the practice of Dr. Michael Warner in 2004, continuing a 40-year legacy of devotion to skin health, confidence and customer service. We’re the best because our patients trust us to restructure one of their most valuable assets: their reflection.  Choose Dr. To and his amazing team for the ideal otoplasty.

We Make Facial Plastic Surgery A Dream Come True

Facial plastic surgery doesn’t have to break the bank.  From your very first consultation, you’ll know your options regarding cost, payment plans and more.  We accept all major credit cards and proudly participate with CareCredit to make it easy for you to have your procedure without delay.

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Am I A Good Candidate For Otoplasty?

If you can answer ‘yes’ to one or more of these questions, you might be a great candidate for Otoplasty.

  • Do you feel like your ears are too big?
  • Do you try to hide your ears with your hair?
  • Are you self-conscious in photographs?
  • Have you been contemplating ear surgery for many years?
  • Do you have a positive outlook on life and realistic goals for your appearance?
  • Is your physical growth cycle complete?
  • Are you a non-smoker?
  • Are you physically healthy?

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What sort of pre-operative evaluation will I need?

We’ll ask that you acquire routine medical clearance from your primary care doctor and standard laboratory tests.  It is also necessary for you to avoid certain medications, aspirin, herbal remedies and alcohol for 14 days prior to surgery.

What sort of anesthesia will I have?

In our office, Otoplasty is typically done with local anesthetic without intra-venous sedation. General anesthesia may occasionally be used as dictated by a person’s preference. Your safety and comfort is our primary consideration, so be sure to discuss this issue with Dr. To at your initial consultation.

Where will my incisions for Otoplasty be placed?

Every case is customized to your individual goals.  Be sure to ask Dr. To this question at your consultation and he will show you exactly where your incisions will be placed.

How uncomfortable is Otoplasty?

You should experience very little pain during or after surgery.  Medication for discomfort is prescribed; however, you may require nothing more than Tylenol for the majority of the post-operative period.

How long will my Otoplasty last?

Once Dr. To performs your modification surgery and removes the unwanted skin and tissue, it should not grow back. A secondary procedure is usually not necessary.

What should I expect immediately after my Otoplasty surgery?

After surgery, you are allowed to return home for recovery. We will send you home with a large fluffy head dressing that we will remove for you in 24 hours.

Your sutures are removed 3-5 days after surgery and cosmetic tape will be applied at that time. Pain is usually minimal and most of our patients return to work a few days after surgery.

Some degree of bruising around the ears and swelling of the tissues can be expected.

We will ask that you wear an elastic headband or head wrap for 2 weeks after surgery to minimize any swelling.  This will also help to keep your ears in the proper position.

What are the limitations of Otoplasty?

Otoplasty cannot correct natural asymmetry in the placement of your ears on your skull.  It also cannot lift jowls, sagging skin on the cheeks, or restore stretched earlobes. Additional complementary procedures may be necessary to achieve maximal results.

Is Otoplasty covered by my insurance?

Surgery that is done for cosmetic reasons is typically not covered by insurance.  As Dr. To is a Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon, your surgery will be out-of-pocket.  Please discuss financial options or concerns with us during your initial consultation.

*Medicine is not an exact science and individual results may vary.