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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Ear Surgery (Otoplasty) Case 17 Before & After View #1 | Tucson, AZ | Foothills Facial Plastic Surgery
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The above patient, a 30-year-old male, sought Ear Surgery (Otoplasty) in Tucson due to a lifelong dream of addressing his condition—protruding earlobes. With a determined mindset, he embarked on a rigorous journey of researching physicians who specialized in ears. He discovered Dr. Jerold Olson, a distinguished facial plastic surgeon based in... Read More
Ear Surgery (Otoplasty) Case 82 Before & After View #1 | Tucson, AZ | Foothills Facial Plastic Surgery
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This patient, a young woman from Tucson, pursued Ear Surgery (Otoplasty) out of a longstanding desire to correct the protrusion of her ears. Initially, the perceived costs of the procedure deterred her and her family. However, after a thorough consultation with Dr. Jerold Olson, she realized the affordability of the procedure in Tucson, espec... Read More
Ear Surgery (Otoplasty) Case 79 Before & After View #1 | Tucson, AZ | Foothills Facial Plastic Surgery
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When this 10-year-old patient, along with his mother, presented to Foothills Facial Plastic Surgery in Tucson, he had one very specific request - he desired an ear surgery (otoplasty) to treat his protruding ears. These protrusions had been a source of self-consciousness for him, and having been made aware of this, his mother had been diligen... Read More
Ear Surgery (Otoplasty) Case 81 Before & After View #1 | Tucson, AZ | Foothills Facial Plastic Surgery
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When the 25-year-old woman first walked into Foothills Facial Plastic Surgery, it was her protruding ears that she found irksome and sought help for. She expressed her intention to get Ear Surgery (Otoplasty) in Tucson, intrigued about how the procedure was carried out. After several consulatations discussing the details, she decided to go ah... Read More
Ear Surgery (Otoplasty) Case 80 Before & After View #1 | Tucson, AZ | Foothills Facial Plastic Surgery
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The male patient above opted for Ear Surgery (Otoplasty) in Tucson due to a lifetime of uncomfortable attention drawn to his protruding ears. This decision was not taken lightly, as the prospect of surgery initially filled him with trepidation. His fear dissipated, however, upon meeting Dr. Jerold Olson, a physician well versed in facial plas... Read More
Ear Surgery (Otoplasty) Case 83 Before & After View #1 | Tucson, AZ | Foothills Facial Plastic Surgery
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When looking at the above patient, a young man with protruding ears, one can easily grasp his motivation for pursuing Ear Surgery (Otoplasty) in Tucson. Protruding ears had been a point of self-consciousness for him. However, his experience undergoing otoplasty, also known as ear pinning surgery, changed his life remarkably. He desired not ju... Read More

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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