Ear Surgery

Your ears are vital aesthetic features. They frame your face and can have a dramatic impact on your overall look. Cosmetically balanced ears often go unnoticed, adding subtle balance and beauty to your appearance. In contrast, those with protruding, asymmetrical, injured, or otherwise cosmetically imperfect ears or earlobes often feel uncomfortable and embarrassed by them. It’s not uncommon for someone to suffer from a negative self-image due to an ear deformity, or even have lingering insecurities being bullied for having excessively large or obtrusive ears as a child.

With years of experience and a focused specialty in facial plastic surgery, Dr. Michel Siegel can help you feel confident and comfortable again with a procedure known as “otoplasty”, or cosmetic ear surgery. Otoplasty can reduce the size and prominence of your ears, repair torn earlobes, correct birth defects, and even remedy a past ear procedure that didn’t go as planned. Dr. Siegel knows how important it is to deliver natural looking results that meet your needs, and fit into your unique facial structure. Your ears play a major role in to how your face and head appear balanced on your body, so he takes a highly individualized approach to each and every otoplasty he performs.


One week after my rhinoplasty I walked into Dr. Siegel’s office to finally see the results. I’d waited for this moment for more than ten years- and I was nervous. I’d compulsively found every list online of botched nose jobs. I researched all the worst possible outcomes of recovery, but there I was just one week later; I wasn’t stuffed with gauze, there was no heavy bruising, and it certainly didn’t hurt. Just a simple splint and what felt like the longest week of my life waiting for that appointment.

- Jane D, Septoplasty

Dr. Siegel removed the splint easily and painlessly with a liquid solution and asked if I was ready to see my new nose. Seeing myself in the mirror for the first time after my surgery was unreal- it was a subtle, natural looking change, my nose finally fit my face. After waiting for nearly a decade, I finally felt like I had the nose that I should have been born with.

- Jane D, Septoplasty

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The Ear Surgery Process


During this initial visit, Dr. Siegel will discuss not only your cosmetic concerns and results you’d like to see, but also ensure that you are both on the exact same page regarding your procedure. Once he has gathered all the necessary information, he will evaluate your ears to assess what particular structures and abnormalities are involved so that he can correct them to your naturally balanced proportions. Whether your consultation is 30 minutes or three hours long, you’ll leave feeling relaxed, confident, understood, and well on your way to remarkable results.


While otoplasty is usually a relatively minor procedure, it is still important to ready yourself appropriately for it. Each otoplasty Dr. Siegel performs is tailored to the anatomy and unique structure of your ears, and the proper preparation prior to your surgery will maximize your desired results. Dr. Siegel will provide you with specific instructions to follow before (and after) your otoplasty. They will be adjusted to help you achieve your individual goals and make your recovery easier. Fully understanding and following the pre-operative advice will help ensure the surgery goes as smoothly as possible, as well as give you the end result you’ve been dreaming of.


Otoplasty is typically performed under “twilight” anesthesia, or light sedation (except in children, where general anesthesia is preferred). This provides for a comfortable procedure, with a much quicker recovery than you have with normal anesthesia.  The Individual procedure length will depend on the specific parts of your anatomy involved that need correction, but generally ear surgery can be accomplished in about 90 minutes. Dr. Siegel will work safely, enthusiastically, and tirelessly to deliver your desired results while keeping you safe and comfortable.


After ear surgery, most patients find that their recovery is easier and shorter than they expected. Dr. Siegel’s years of experience and exclusivity in cosmetic facial procedures make him especially well-suited to perform each procedure with the highest level of skill and precision. For otoplasty, he uses cartilage sparing techniques that reshape the ears to form a new, more natural looking ear shape - while also minimizing injury and swelling. Dr. Siegel also makes the smallest possible incisions so that they are virtually imperceptible and heal quickly. As with his pre-operative instructions, Dr. Siegel will give you detailed, personalized guidelines on care and recovery for your specific ear procedure. If you have any additional otoplasty questions, you’re always welcome to call our office.

Why Dr. Siegel

When it comes to your facial appearance, preserving natural contours, knowing which features to enhance and which ones not to, will make the difference between enhancing your self or appearing unnatural.

Dr. Siegel is sought out by highly sophisticated, discerning patients because of his innovative, yet conservative approach to Facial procedures- achieving natural, rested, and proportionate outcomes that exceed patients’ expectations.