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Otoplasty in Boca Raton, FL

Dr. Ress of liv Plastic Surgery specializes in otoplasty, also known as an ear surgery, for the greater South Florida area. Located in Boca Raton, Dr. Ress serves patients in Delray Beach, Boynton Beach, Fort Lauderdale and all throughout Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties. Dr. Ress is here to provide you with natural looking results that will make you feel and look your best. An otoplasty is a highly beneficial solution if you have prominent or abnormally shaped ears. This procedure is accessible to both children and adults and is especially valuable for school-age children who have been teased or bullied due to their ears. Dr. Ress places his main focus on providing every patient with the most technologically advanced methods and superior quality care. Whether this surgery is for you or your child, you can rest assured that you are in the best hands.

What is Otoplasty?

Also known as ear surgery, otoplasty means the reshaping of the ear in Greek. Typically, a small incision is made behind the ear and control stitches recreate the Y-shaped part called the anti-helix. Another set are placed to de-project the ears so they are less visible from the front view. These control stitches are permanent and invisible.

Otoplasty is individualized based on your or your child’s particular anatomy. Ears may range from prominent to “cupped” to partially or completely absent. Timing for ear surgery in children is typically around 6-10 years of age or when they become teased and aware of the prominent ears.

Ear correction surgery is performed as an outpatient procedure in the liv Plastic Surgery offices in Boca Raton, South Florida. Adults can have the procedure performed with local anesthesia while complete anesthesia is recommended for most children and teens.

What are the Benefits of Otoplasty?

  • Improved appearance and self confidence
  • No more teasing by other kids
  • Better looking in photos and selfies

What are the Types of Otoplasty?

  • Ear Reshaping – Described above, the ear is reshaped and their projection reduced with internal stitches. This is the most common procedure performed.
  • Ear Reconstruction – Making a normal-appearing ear after an injury or surgical removal of skin cancer is considered ear reconstruction.
  • Ear Recreation – Some children are born with very small or completely absent ears. This condition is termed microtia. A completely new ear can be built from rib cartilage or a specially constructed prosthetic fabricated with 3-D printing to simulate a more normal ear.

Who is a Candidate for Otoplasty?

You are a good candidate for otoplasty ear correction if you have:

  • Prominent or overly projected ears
  • A child getting teased for having big or “Dumbo” ears
  • Had an ear injury resulting in abnormal shape
  • Partially missing an ear due to birth or surgery for skin cancer

What are the Results of Otoplasty Surgery?

Otoplasty surgery results are immediate and visible to the patient the next day when the dressings are removed. To maintain the results, a headband or tennis band must be worn over the newly reshaped ears for about six weeks. The results are permanent and completely natural.

Pre-Surgery Consultation

During your or your child’s complimentary consultation, your liv plastic surgery physician will evaluate your ear anatomy and also make sure there are no other congenital conditions or internal hearing impairments present that might have been overlooked. For kids, we want to make sure that they are mature enough and motivated enough to follow postoperative instructions so that the results of the procedure can be excellent.

How Much Does Otoplasty Cost?

Otoplasty surgery is generally considered a cosmetic procedure and is not covered by insurance. The cost of your ear surgery will depend on your aesthetic goals and your overall treatment plan. During a consultation, Dr. Ress will review the cost of all your options and if insurance coverage is possible, so there is never a financial surprise. We believe that an investment in yourself is the best investment you will ever make, therefore, we offer financing so you can achieve your aesthetic goals both physically and financially.

At liv Plastic Surgery in Boca Raton, FL, Dr. Ress serves patients in Delray Beach, Boynton Beach, Fort Lauderdale and all throughout Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties. We will work to create, nourish, and sustain the look that you desire. We do that with the most technologically advanced methods available. Dr. Ress and the team at liv Plastic Surgery have performed countless successful otoplasty surgeries, and our reputation is evidence of this. Contact us today to schedule your consultation and start the path to having the look that you have always wanted.

Meet Dr. Ress

Hailed by the Sun-Sentinel as Boca Raton’s “Best Cosmetic Surgeon,” Dr. Andrew Ress has led the plastic surgery industry since the inception of his private practice in 1997, and his reputation comes fully backed by his expertise. As one of the best facelift, liposuction, and body contouring specialists in Boca Raton and the greater South Florida area, Dr. Ress puts great time and effort into ensuring his patients get the results they desire. His strict adherence to the philosophy of achieving great results using the least invasive procedures available has led to thousands of happy patients.
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"This place is amazing!!! From Day 1 I was warmly welcomed and knew I made no mistake in trusting them. Dr. Ress, Andreaa, and the entire staff are so professional, friendly, and genuinely thoughtful. I am extremely happy and excited with my new self and my confidence has extremely gone up. I have finally found my Fountain of Youth Home!!!"

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Kim O.

"This place is amazing!!! From Day 1 I was warmly welcomed and knew I made no mistake in trusting them. Dr. Ress, Andreaa, and the entire staff are so professional, friendly, and genuinely thoughtful. I am extremely happy and excited with my new self and my confidence has extremely gone up. I have finally found my Fountain of Youth Home!!!"
"I met with Dr. Ress for a consultation today...he was amazing. Very knowledgeable, comforting and down to earth. I do not feel the need to look any further. I will be scheduling my appointment with Dr. Ress as soon as possible, as he made me feel confident that I am in good hands."

Savannah S.

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Savannah S.

"I met with Dr. Ress for a consultation today...he was amazing. Very knowledgeable, comforting and down to earth. I do not feel the need to look any further. I will be scheduling my appointment with Dr. Ress as soon as possible, as he made me feel confident that I am in good hands."
"Dr. Ress and his staff are fantastic! I would recommend Liv Plastic Surgery to all of my friends and family. From the minute you walk into the office you feel so welcomed! Also, the nurses and staff make you feel very comfortable during a procedure!"

Katelyn H.

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Katelyn H.

"Dr. Ress and his staff are fantastic! I would recommend Liv Plastic Surgery to all of my friends and family. From the minute you walk into the office you feel so welcomed! Also, the nurses and staff make you feel very comfortable during a procedure!"
"Dr. Ress is an a wonderful surgeon who takes his time to achieve results. He is incredibly kind and has a brilliant bedside manner. The staff are warm, friendly, and welcoming as soon as you walk in. I would recommend liv to anyone."

Heather W.

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Heather W.

"Dr. Ress is an a wonderful surgeon who takes his time to achieve results. He is incredibly kind and has a brilliant bedside manner. The staff are warm, friendly, and welcoming as soon as you walk in. I would recommend liv to anyone."
"I could maybe write paragraphs of how wonderful this office is so i will try and keep it short. First, Dr. Ress did my breast lift and augmentation. After researching several doctors there was no doubt in my mind that he was the one. Fast forward a few years and i now see him for all those other things us woman need. His nurse Andrea is absolutely phenomenal, after one treatment with her i had friends amazed at how great i looked . Let's not stop there. Allison in the med spa truly works miracles. In the process now of the vampire facial and after only one treatment the results are stunning. Whether its surgery, fillers, botox, med spa services believe me there is no where else i would trust"

Jennifer C.

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Jennifer C.

"I could maybe write paragraphs of how wonderful this office is so i will try and keep it short. First, Dr. Ress did my breast lift and augmentation. After researching several doctors there was no doubt in my mind that he was the one. Fast forward a few years and i now see him for all those other things us woman need. His nurse Andrea is absolutely phenomenal, after one treatment with her i had friends amazed at how great i looked . Let's not stop there. Allison in the med spa truly works miracles. In the process now of the vampire facial and after only one treatment the results are stunning. Whether its surgery, fillers, botox, med spa services believe me there is no where else i would trust"
"My experience with Dr.Ress has been wonderful he gave me results beyond my expectations! He and his staff were very attentive and he was available 24/7 to answer any questions or concerns. He guided me through a speedy recovery and now a year later I am in love with my new booty!"

Silia Z.

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Silia Z.

"My experience with Dr.Ress has been wonderful he gave me results beyond my expectations! He and his staff were very attentive and he was available 24/7 to answer any questions or concerns. He guided me through a speedy recovery and now a year later I am in love with my new booty!"
"Dr Ress~ Is The Most Gentle & Has An Excellent Bed Side Manor~ He Sewed Up My Ears Correctly After Another Plastic Surgeon Did Them Incorrectly~ I Have Seen His Work On Other Patietns~ & His Techniques Look So Natural~ I Have Told All My Friends About Him~ Thanks So Much~ Dr Ress~ Dawn Krieger ❤️"

Dawn K.

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Dawn K.

"Dr Ress~ Is The Most Gentle & Has An Excellent Bed Side Manor~ He Sewed Up My Ears Correctly After Another Plastic Surgeon Did Them Incorrectly~ I Have Seen His Work On Other Patietns~ & His Techniques Look So Natural~ I Have Told All My Friends About Him~ Thanks So Much~ Dr Ress~ Dawn Krieger ❤️"
"Can not express enough gratitude for Dr. Ress and his amazing team. I have been self conscious about my crooked septum and subsequent uneven nostrils for years, but now I am a week out of surgery to fix these problems and could not be happier! He does all he can for to make sure his patients are happy and healthy and I felt cared for and supported throughout the entire pre and post op experience. Thanks again to Dr. Ress and his amazing team for making my nose straight and even, I couldn’t be happier"

Amber W.

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Amber W.

"Can not express enough gratitude for Dr. Ress and his amazing team. I have been self conscious about my crooked septum and subsequent uneven nostrils for years, but now I am a week out of surgery to fix these problems and could not be happier! He does all he can for to make sure his patients are happy and healthy and I felt cared for and supported throughout the entire pre and post op experience. Thanks again to Dr. Ress and his amazing team for making my nose straight and even, I couldn’t be happier"
"Great visit. Very professional. I definitely will be back."

Barbara S.

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Barbara S.

"Great visit. Very professional. I definitely will be back."
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