Otoplasty (Ear Surgery) Fort Worth

How Otoplasty Helps

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The skin and cartilage of the ear are shaped to make the ears less prominent. No matter how old you are, an otoplasty or ear surgery can help improve the appearance and position of the ears and restore your confidence.

What to Expect

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The Westside Plastic Surgery team is excited to meet you! At your consultation appointment, Dr. Goggin will review your medical history,  discuss your goals, perform a brief physical examination, and then provide you with his professional recommendations. He will spend time reviewing before and after photos, discuss a variety of treatment options, and answer any questions that you may have. He takes his time to create a personalized plan to reach your desired aesthetic outcome. His team will then provide you information regarding recovery timeline, cost of procedure, and financing options. Dr. Goggin is knowledgeable in the latest research, techniques, and advances in the field to provide you the best care possible.



Before your surgery, our team will give you a pre-operative packet with a list of instructions in preparation for your surgery. We will spend time reviewing these instructions with you to ensure that you are confident and comfortable before your procedure. Our goal is to provide education and be there for you every step of the way. Patients should be off all blood thinners 2 weeks prior to surgery. We advise strict smoking/nicotine cessation 6 weeks prior to surgery and 6 weeks after. 


Recovery Timeline

Dr. Goggin and the Westside team will give you specific information regarding aftercare to optimize your post-op recovery. Our team will be available to answer any questions or concerns you may have. Recovery time can be variable between patients and surgeries. After otoplasty surgery, recovery is typically 3-5 days.  We recommend you drink plenty of fluids, eat a healthy diet, and walk often to optimize healing.

Otoplasty FAQs

Is there an age requirement for otoplasty in children?


As long as the child is a good candidate for the procedure, he or she may undergo otoplasty once the ear cartilage is stable enough for correction (generally around six years of age)

Where are the incisions placed for otoplasty?


An incision is made on the back of the ear that is well hidden. Sometimes an incision is needed on the front of the ear hidden in the “bowl” of your ear to further reduce the excess cartilage.

How long after surgery will the results of otoplasty be visible?


Protruding ears will be immediately improved after surgery. There will be swelling that takes weeks to settle before seeing the final result.  Your surgeon will give you more details about your recovery and results based on your individual condition.