About Cosmetic Ear Surgery
Ears that appear to protrude outward, are asymmetrical or misshapen, or look unnaturally big can negatively impact your self-esteem, especially when young. Otoplasty (ear reshaping surgery) is a cosmetic procedure that improves the size, position, and shape of your ears to result in a normal appearance. Otoplasty may help your child avoid getting teased by classmates or help you if you have always felt unhappy with your ears. Dr. Chris Costa is a plastic surgeon in Las Vegas, NV who has helped many women, men, and children move past their embarrassment of exposing their prominent, underdeveloped, or asymmetrical ears by undergoing this surgery. No matter the cosmetic issue, otoplasty at Platinum Plastic Surgery allows a patient to proudly show their face at any angle with a newfound confidence.
About Earlobe Repair
The popularity of oversized earrings and ear gauges have made earlobe repair a popular surgery at Platinum Plastic Surgery. If you are interested in having earlobe surgery to fix torn, split, or stretched lobes, schedule a consultation with Dr. Costa. He will examine the damage and discuss what could be done to restore your earlobes for a more natural appearance.
"Happy, is too small a word. Breast reduction surgery was the scariest thing I had ever done. Dr. Costa listened. Really listened. Along with his kind and lovely staff. The whole process was made easy for me, and the results are all that I had hoped for.So make your appointment with confidence, knowing that you are choosing the right doctor. Dr. Costa, truly is an asset to his profession."- S.L. / Google / Jan 26, 2019
"First time lip filler: I’m loving how my lips looks - Dr Costa made the whole experience very comfortable, and asked a lot of questions to fulfill your needs before the procedure. Especially for anyone that is a first time lip filler you won’t need to feel nervous here. The staff is amazing as well and super cool! I’m loving how my lips looks and he didn’t make my little lips look like “ duck lips” and I am very happy with the results.. I will definitely go back again and excited for the next experience! I recommend my friends going to him and anyone needing service to enhance their beauty!"- M. / RealSelf / Jun 06, 2020
"I’m only 2 weeks post surgery and my nose looks great - If you’re looking to get a rhinoplasty, look no further than Dr. Costa. He is very professional and explained the surgery very well. I’m only 2 weeks post surgery and my nose looks great. Can’t wait to see it in a month or so. His staff is very nice and professional. The entire experience went very smoothly."- A. / RealSelf / Jun 03, 2020
"DrCosta is a MIRACLE DOCTOR!!! Honestly, I had lost hope after 2 previous breast surgeries years prior. I had interviewed many doctors from Vegas to Utah and DrCosta was optimistic from the go. I had a complex breast lift (see pics) and I was hopeful for just fair results. I was SHOCKED by how amazing the results were!!! It was exactly what we had discussed. My photo below is only one week post op. I had a breast lift, implants, bbl, and lipo. Do yourself a favor and stop interviewing other doctors! If you need ANY procedure, see DrCosta. Not to mention after surgery, he was available by text 24/7 and responded within a minute each time we had any questions. I couldn’t be happier!!!"- C. / RealSelf / Mar 24, 2020
"I love this place. Dianne is very accommodating with one’s schedule, and tries very hard to accomplish the patient’s desired schedule. Dr Costa assuages all your fear and doubts by answering all your questions with precise, intricate answers. He is very personable and makes you feel comfortable and understands what you need."- M.A. / Google / Mar 18, 2020
Ear Surgery Ideal Candidates
Ear reshaping surgery can be performed at any age; however, it is often most common among children and is recommended before the start of elementary school. By six years of age, this procedure is usually safe and effective since the ears reach their full size earlier than other facial features. If you feel embarrassed from the shape and size of your ears because they are misshapen, protrude outward, or they seem prominent in comparison to your other facial features, otoplasty can be considered to attain a normal appearance. Cosmetic ear surgery can also be performed to repair trauma from an accident or injury. Dr. Costa also performs earlobe repair surgery if your lobes are stretched or torn from heavy earrings or gauges.
Ear Surgery Surgical Technique
Ear reshaping surgery is performed using anesthesia, either general or IV sedation. Most often, the incision is placed around the back portion of the ear or within the inner folds. During this procedure, cartilage will be manipulated to create a new contour and natural-looking appearance. It's generally common for each ear to be addressed during the procedure to make sure they appear symmetrical. After the procedure, the incisions are safely stitched together with sutures and wrapped so they are protected.
What to Expect with Ear Surgery
Once the procedure is finished and you are released to leave the hospital, you will heal and rest at home. Dr. Costa or a member of his team will send you home with instructions for recovery. It's very important to not pick at or touch the ears. Also, you should not lay on the ears and instead sleep propped up for the first few days after surgery. Dr. Costa recommends seeing his otoplasty patients back within 5 – 7 days — at this time, Dr. Costa will take off the coverings and check you or your child's surgical results. The outcomes are visible right away, and the progression of results will continue to improve as the ears heal.
Plan Your Procedure
- Recovery Time
- 1 – 2 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 2 – 4 Hours
Reshape Your Ears
While many people don't think about their ears, an unusual size, position, or shape may make a significant difference in your appearance. Otoplasty (ear surgery) may help your child avoid getting teased by classmates or help you if you have always felt unhappy with your ears. Call Platinum Plastic Surgery in Las Vegas, NV to schedule a consultation with plastic surgeon Dr. Costa and get more information about ear surgery. Our team looks forward to helping you achieve a look you will love as well as the confidence to show it off.