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Otoplasty in Tri-Cities, TN

Do you dislike your ears? Having to go through life unhappy with the shape, size, or symmetry of your ears is frustrating. Thankfully, there is an easy solution. Dr. Jim Brantner, a plastic and reconstructive surgery specialist with more than 40 years of experience, has helped dozens of patients in the Tri-Cities, TN, area feel more confident about their appearance through otoplasty, or ear surgery.

If you feel insecure about your ears, it’s time to get help from a professional. Contact our Tri-Cities plastic surgery center by phone or email today to set up a free consultation.

What is Otoplasty?

Otoplasty, also known as ear pinning, is a form of plastic surgery used to reshape patients’ ears and make them more aesthetically pleasing with the rest of their face. The ear surgery may involve reshaping, pinning back, or resizing the ears.

Dr. Brantner will recommend cosmetic adjustments for your ear shape based upon their symmetry in relation to the rest of your head, as well as the shape and size of your face. Contact Dr. Brantner’s Johnson City plastic surgery center by phone or email today for more information about this surgery.

    Who Is a Good Candidate for Otoplasty?

    If you are a healthy person who is dissatisfied with the appearance of your ears, you may be a good candidate for otoplasty.

    Dr. Brantner will perform an exam and review your medical history to further determine your candidacy for ear surgery. Please contact us by phone or email us today to schedule an exam at our Johnson City plastic surgery center serving the Tri-Cities, TN, area.

    What Ear Problems Can Otoplasty Fix?

    Otoplasty can help fix issues like:

    • Protruding ear shape
    • Ear asymmetry
    • Oversized ear
    • Irregular ear shape
    • And more

    If you are unhappy with your ear size, shape, or position, we can help. If you live in or near the Tri-Cities, contact Dr. Brantner by phone or email today.

    Please contact us today at (423) 328-9000 to set up an appointment for a consultation with a cosmetic​ surgeon from our team.

    What Is the Best Age for Otoplasty?

    Dr. Brantner can perform ear surgery on patients who are at least four years old. Otoplasty is a popular procedure for children, but adults across the Tri-Cities have come to him for ear reconstruction, as well.

      How Does Otoplasty Work?

      Dr. Brantner customizes each patient’s ear surgery to fit their cosmetic preferences. The plastic surgery usually involves making an incision behind the ear and then sculpting or removing the cartilage or pinning the ear back with permanent stitches.

        How Long Does the Otoplasty Procedure Take?

        Ear surgery typically takes one to two hours from start to finish. Otoplasty is an outpatient surgery at our Johnson City, TN, plastic surgery center, so after a short recovery period, you can return home.

        All of our plastic surgery procedures take place right in our Johnson City, TN plastic surgery center, but we serve patients all over the Tri-Cities, including Kingsport, TN, residents.

          How Long Is the Recovery for Otoplasty?

          After your ear surgery, you should plan to miss a few days of work or school during the immediate recovery phase. During this time, you should take extra caution not to disrupt your stitches or perform any strenuous activities.

          You should remain cautious for the first two weeks of your recovery and not lift anything over 35 lbs. Do not exercise for at least a month after your surgery.

          If you have any questions after your surgery, you can email our plastic surgery center.

            Is Ear Surgery Painful?

            The actual surgery is painless because you will receive a local anesthetic and sedation before the procedure begins.

            For a few weeks following the procedure, you will likely feel aching or throbbing around the surgical site, along with swelling or redness.

            Touching or holding a phone to your ear may be painful for several weeks. This pain will lessen over time, but we will prescribe pain medication for the first few days after your procedure to help reduce discomfort.

            Choosing an expert plastic surgeon like Dr. Brantner in the Tri-Cities can help reduce or prevent pain after surgical procedures–please email us today to schedule an appointment.

              How Much Does Otoplasty Cost?

              The exact cost of an otoplasty procedure varies from procedure to procedure and includes elements like the anesthesia, operating room fees, the surgeon, and more. Please phone or email us to receive an estimate for your procedure.

                What Are the Risks of Ear Pinning?

                Like any plastic surgery, there are several possible risks associated with ear pinning:

                • Reactions to anesthesia
                • Blood clots
                • Pronounced scarring
                • Infection at the surgery site
                • Asymmetry due to improper healing
                • Skin numbness

                Choosing a competent surgeon like Dr. Brantner helps reduce these risks, and you can be confident that he will perform your surgery with the expertise and precision that comes with decades of experience.

                  Contact Our Johnson City Office by Phone or Email Today

                  Plastic surgery is an easy fix that can help you feel more confident about your ears.

                  Residents of Johnson City or Kingsport, TN should call or email Dr. Brantner today to set up a free consultation or request more information.

                  Phone: 423-328-9000

                    What Our Paients Are Saying About Us..


                    I went to Dr Brantner for reconstruction revision. I'm very, very pleased with the results. The staff were wonderful. I can't thank them enough for taking care of my surgery and making me feel and look so much better!!! I would highly recommend Dr Brantner.

                    M. Campbell

                    Great surgeon! Every employee in the office is wonderful and helpful. I have nothing but great things to say about Dr Brantner, Win, and all of the staff.

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