Ear Surgery

Cosmetic ear surgery can help children over 5 years of age and adults of all ages improve their appearance and reduce self-consciousness. For a lifetime of confidence, it may be time to consider ear surgery, technically called otoplasty, in Tucson from board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Jerold Olson for you or your child.

To learn more about the ear surgery procedures that Dr. Olson performs, call (520) 200-2218 or request a consultation using our online form. People visit us from Green Valley, Saddlebrooke, Sierra Vista, and other communities around Tucson, AZ.

Ear Surgery (Otoplasty)
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Case #81

Young woman who presented with protuding ears.  She was interested in learning about how the procedure was done.  After multiple visits with Dr. Olson proceeded with the in office otoplasty procedure.  She was made comfortable and local anesthetic was used to manage any discomfort.  This is her result 2 weeks a... Read More
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Case #79

10 year old child presented with his mother to consult about his protruding ears.  Mom researched experienced doctors in Tucson.  Her son had confided in her he wished to have his ears treated.  She was able to locate Dr. Olson through word of mouth from her pediatricians office.  This is his result 2 weeks after earpinnin... Read More
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Case #80

"I've always been teased about my ears sticking out."  I was scared to have them operated on, until I met Dr. Olson."  "He made me feel comfortable, and the surgery was not painful with the medication he gave me."  "I am so glad my mom found Dr. Olson!" Read More
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Case #82

Young woman interested in a ear pinning procedure or otoplasty.  She has always wanted the treatment done but was afraid the cost would be excessive for her parents.  She and her mother consulted with Dr. Olson who informed them the cost would be a one time fee.  If she required a touch up, no additional fees would be needed.&n... Read More
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Case #17

Young man with protruding earlobes.  Always dreamed of having them treated.  He researched physicians who specialize on the ears and was able to locate Dr. Jerold Olson, who has over 20 years experience in the otoplasty or ear pinning procedure.  The procedure was performed in the office under a local anesthetic.&nb... Read More
Ear Surgery (Otoplasty) Case 83 Before & After View #1 | Tucson, AZ | Foothills Facial Plastic Surgery
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Case #83

young man with protruding ears interested in ear pinning or otoplasty surgery.  He is pleased with the placement of his ears.  He specifically requested Dr. Olson make them look natural.  

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

Choosing Ear Surgery

Ear surgery reshapes the ears for a more balanced appearance. Through tiny incisions made behind the ear, Dr. Olson reshapes and removes cartilage to:

  • “Trim down” oversized ears
  • Bring distant ears closer to the head
  • Reconstruct ears that are misshapen or malformed.

Earlobe Reduction

As we age as a result of natural changes in ear shape lobes can elongate. This is probably accentuated in women by wearing heavy curettings over her lifetime. The result is that the earlobe no longer supports and tearing in a natural position and this bothers many people. Fortunately, a more normal position of the earlobe could be achieved through earlobe reduction. This procedure can be performed in the office under local anesthesia with sutures being removed within 5 days of the procedure.

Dr. Olson combines his artistic talent and advanced experience to provide permanent enhancement for the ears. His otoplasty patients also have another advantage: he is a board-certified facial plastic surgeon who has the skill to perform many other facial plastic surgery procedures, including rhinoplasty, in Tucson.

Dr. Olson

Meet Your Surgeon

Board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Jerold Olson is a Castle Connolly Top Doctor® who specializes in both cosmetic and reconstructive facial plastic surgery. A leader in the field with advanced expertise in rhinoplasty, he delivers exceptional results with compassion and a commitment to helping you look and feel your best.

Meet Dr. Olson
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Frequently Asked Questions

What will happen at my consultation?

During consultation with Dr. Olson, you will learn about the ears, and the surgical technique that’s most appropriate for you or your child. You can review before and after photos of patients who had similar concerns. You will also learn about anesthesia options and any steps you need to take prior to surgery. Dr. Olson will give you plenty of time to ask any questions you have so that you can make a well-informed decision.

What type of anesthesia will be used for the procedure?

Many adults select local anesthesia for the procedure. Children are often better served by general anesthesia, allowing them to be completely asleep during the procedure. Patients will not feel discomfort during surgery.

What can I expect from my otoplasty recovery?

Dr. Olson will provide adults and children with post-surgical instructions to help make the most of recovery time and create attractive results. He is available to answer any questions that may come up along the way. Patients will need to allow 7 to 10 days for rest, giving any swelling and bruising time to subside. Discomfort in the first day or so can be relieved with pain medication. Exercise and sports activities should be avoided for a few weeks thereafter until the ears have fully healed.

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