Avon Center for Aesthetic Surgery - David A. Novotny, MD


What Is Ear Surgery?
Plastic surgery of the ear is most commonly performed to correct the position of ears that protrude significantly from the sides of the head. Such protrusion makes the ears appear to be larger than normal. Overly large ears are a rare condition called macrotia. Protruding ears may occur on one or both sides in varying degrees and are not associated with hearing loss. Even adult dissatisfaction with previous ear surgery is a basis for plastic surgery of the ear.

Where Do I Begin?
A consultation with Dr. Novotny is the first step to ear surgery for you or your child. A consultation is designed to fully educate you about ear surgery in a non-pressured environment, and will include:

  • A discussion of your goals and an evaluation of your individual case
  • The options available in to correct you or your child's ear condition
  • The likely outcomes of ear surgery and any risks or potential complications
  • The course of treatment recommended by Dr. Novotny
  • Dr. Novotny will also answer any of your questions


Ears that appear to stick out or are overly large can be helped by ear surgery.
An incision is made in the back of the ear so cartilage can be sculpted or folded. Stitches are used to close the incision and help maintain the new shape.
Creating a fold in the cartilage makes the ear lie flatter against the head and appear more normal.


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