Ear surgery, also known as otoplasty, is a cosmetic surgery aimed at improving the shape, position or proportion of the ear. It can sometimes be referred to as ear shaping or ear pinning, can correct protruding or deformed ears. Otoplasty is a relatively simple plastic surgery procedure, which removes excess cartilage and reshapes natural folds through incisions behind the ears.

Who is a good candidate?

Disfigured or protruding ears can be embarrassing or bothersome, especially for children. But adults are common as well. We commonly perform surgeries to repair ear gauging (stretching).

Good candidates are usually:

  • Healthy, with no life threatening illness
  • At least five years old, or when a child’s cartilage is stable enough to be corrected
  • Non-smoking
  • Ready with specific goals in mind

What will a consultation be like?

Like any cosmetic procedure, ear surgery requires an individualized approach. We will determine what is causing your dissatisfaction and establish realistic goals for improvement. We will conduct a physical exam and examine how any other health factors unique to you might affect surgery. From there, we can recommend a course of treatment and provide accurate pricing information for your surgical options.


  • Dr. Miller and his team at Dreams Med Spa did a wonderful job from pre-op to surgery and follow up examinations. Takes the time to listen and finds exactly what works for you. Clean office and pre-op rooms, private and professional staff as well as on time appts. and follow up cares. I will be using them for any future needs I may have

  • Because I was treated for breast cancer at 32, I was fairly certain I would opt for reconstructive surgery. I didn't know which doc to go with. I'm so thankful someone steered me towards Dr. Miller. The process is a little lengthy in nature and getting "fills" to stretch the tissue to accommodate the new breast implants was not my favorite. But, cancer treatment is not a sprint...It's a marathon and this was just part of the treatment and recovery process. The discomfort was worth it, without a doubt. I'd do it again.

  • Since i was younger i knew i always wanted bigger breast. Once i was able to afford it i knew i had to do it and i’m soooo glad i did! This process was smooth and easier then i thought. If you are even questioning the procedure i suggest at least going in for a free consultation!!