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Otoplasty (Ear Surgery) in Charleston County, SC

The ears are a source of insecurity for many men and women. Whether the ears are overly large, uneven, or positioned far off the head, the ears can be a source of teasing and embarrassment from a very young age. Unfortunately, there is little to be done to disguise or camouflage ears with which you are unhappy. Sweetgrass Plastic Surgery has offices in Charleston, Summerville, and Kiawah Island, South Carolina. We offer otoplasty (ear surgery) for men and women who live in Charleston County and the surrounding South Carolina communities.

What Is Otoplasty (Ear Surgery)?

Otoplasty, or ear surgery, is a cosmetic surgery that targets the ears in one or more of the following ways:

  • Size
  • Shape
  • Position

Otoplasty can help fix ears with genetic abnormalities or defects due to injury. Otoplasty is also suitable for individuals who are just unhappy with the size or position of the ears. Although defects or abnormalities are observed in children, ear surgery is not recommended for most people under the age of 18. This is because as children develop, the ears may change and the results of the surgery would not be permanent. In adults, the results of an otoplasty last a lifetime.

What is an Earlobe Repair?

Earlobe repairs are for individuals with torn or split earlobes. The procedure is quick and relatively painless. In most cases, an earlobe repair takes about 15 to 30 minutes. Elongated earlobes may require the removal of some tissues. If the earlobe is torn, the surgeon will suture the two sides together to create a natural contour to the earlobe.

Benefits of Otoplasty

Otoplasty offers physical benefits by making the ears more attractive, proportionate, and/or symmetrical. Typically, patients feel more attractive and confident following otoplasty.

Who Is The Ideal Candidate For Otoplasty?

If you’re unhappy with the size or shape of your ears, schedule an ear surgery consultation to determine your candidacy. If he feels otoplasty would be beneficial to you, he will recommend a treatment plan based solely on your needs.

How is an Otoplasty Performed?

Your surgeon will administer the proper sedation and numbing agent prior to the procedure. Once you are relaxed, he or she will carefully sculpt and reposition the ears. If necessary, he will make small incisions placed in the folds of the ear so that no scarring is visible.

How Long Will the Results of Otoplasty Last?

The results of ear surgery are permanent and will last your entire lifetime, which is why our surgical team prefers to perform otoplasty on adults.

How Much Does Otoplasty Cost in Charleston County?

The cost of otoplasty will be determined at your initial consultation. At this consultation, your surgeon will determine the scope of the procedure and how to make the otoplasty as beneficial as possible for you. We will go over your payment options, which includes financing through CareCredit®. We accept cash, checks, and most major credit cards and ask that full payment be made prior to your services.


Sweetgrass Plastic Surgery is passionately committed to reflecting your inner beauty. Using the latest and most advanced procedures for cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, our team offers full body plastic surgery, emphasizing overall health and wellness to the residents of Charleston, Summerville, Kiawah Island, Charleston County and the surrounding communities of South Carolina.