Aesthetic and reconstructive ear surgery, or otoplasty, is one of the few plastic surgery procedures performed more often on children than on adults. In the case of children, many parents opt to have the correction done before the child begins school in order to avoid any self-esteem issues. Children as young as 5 years old can safely undergo this procedure as long as they are healthy and can follow directions. During Dr. Lampert's consultation, adequate time is always spent listening to the motivation and concerns of both the parent and child. Dr. Lampert takes care of his Miami otoplasty patients so that everyone involved has a great ear surgery and recovery.

Miami’s Leading Cosmetic Ear Surgeon

Repairing the structural defects of the ears requires exceptional technical skills as well as a keen artistic sense. The main reasons for ear surgery are:

  • Reduction of ear size
  • Correction of uneven or asymmetric ears
  • Reduction in the prominence of the ears
  • Diminishment of protruding ears and contouring helical and antihelical folds
  • Repair of disfigurement from injury, disease or birth defects

Before & Afters

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Ear Surgery Procedure

Young children are given general anesthesia, while adults can undergo the procedure either with general or local anesthetic. In the case of protruding ears, or ears that need to be set back, an incision is typically made behind the ear next to the head to expose the cartilage.

Techniques vary depending on how much correction needs to be done. Frequently, the cartilage will be folded closer to the head and sutured. In some cases, a small amount of cartilage will be removed to enable the ear to be properly positioned.

After the surgery, bandages will be securely placed to ensure that there is no movement of the repositioned ears while healing occurs. It is very important to follow Dr. Lampert’s instructions to ensure the ears heal in place. Dr. Lampert keeps his otoplasty patients in a headband postoperatively. This helps splint the post-surgical ear into position while it heals. Cartilage has a tendency to try and “spring back” into its original preoperative position. The most common complication of all otoplasty surgery is a recurrence or a loss in the sculpted surgical shape due to the cartilage’s “memory” of its original shape.

Dr. Lampert in Miami believes that proper surgical technique and strict postoperative compliance should reduce the risk of recurrence after otoplasty to almost zero.

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Almost Immediate Results Following Recovery from Otoplasty Surgery

The bandages will need to remain in place for 4 to 5 days. After Dr. Lampert removes the bandages, a compressive headband will need to be worn at all times. It is recommended that the headband be worn to bed, and as much as possible, for 2 months postoperatively to ensure there is no stress placed on the surgical site while it is healing. Scarring is virtually invisible because incisions are typically placed behind the ears in the natural fold where they meet the head. Sometimes a second small incision is hidden in the natural ear fold.

Otoplasty can restore confidence and quality of life to patients who have suffered from protruding ears, enlarged earlobes, and asymmetric or misplaced ears. This procedure is relatively simple and can be a life-changing event for some patients. Don’t trust this procedure to anyone but a board-certified plastic surgeon such as Dr. Lampert. With thousands of hours of experience in plastic surgery, he delivers among the best ear surgery Miami has to offer. His many happy patients are a testament to his skill and artistry.

Why Choose Dr. Lampert?

Dr. Lampert puts patients first. Patient care and safety are Dr. Lampert’s top priorities, and he handles each client with the same delicacy and meticulous precision as he would his own family members or loved ones. Rather than seeing a high volume of clients and rushing through consultations and procedures, Dr. Lampert takes his time, empowering each individual with education and information so that they might achieve their authentic aesthetic goals and enjoy improved quality of life. This patient-centric approach, coupled with his background as a sculptor, sets Dr. Lampert apart from many other plastic surgeons that have attained his elite level of skill.

To make good on his promise of uncompromising patient safety, Dr. Lampert created his own state-of-the-art Ambulatory Surgery Center, Miami Surgery, LLC, an immaculate facility that houses among the most advanced technology and equipment currently on the market. Unlike almost every other plastic surgery operating room in South Florida, Miami Surgery, LLC is Federally Certified by the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA), the same agency that licenses all of the best hospitals in the state of Florida.

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Miami Surgery, LLC is one of only three other AHCA-certified ASCs in Miami-Dade County dedicated to plastic surgery and operated by only Board Certified Plastic Surgeons (American Board of Plastic Surgery) and Board Certified Anesthesiologists. There are only two such ASCs in Broward County, making Miami Surgery, LLC one of only five other Plastic Surgery Ambulatory Surgery Centers to meet these criteria within the two largest counties in Florida. Patients and their families can remain confident that Dr. Lampert’s facility meets and exceeds the same operating standards as the ambulatory surgery centers found in world-class hospitals.

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