In Fort Lauderdale



We’ve all heard the one-liners about people with prominent ears. But for those people, those statements can be a source of shame or deep embarrassment. We cannot choose our genetics, but in this day and age, we can decide whether to make adjustments to our appearance, especially when we know it can improve our self-esteem and self-worth. Our practice is led by plastic surgery duo Dr. Savannah Moon & Dr. Stephanie Scurci in Fort Lauderdale, FL, who provide all ear surgeries, also known as Otoplasty. 

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What is Otoplasty?

Ear Surgery, also known as Otoplasty, is a procedure to change the shape, position, or size of the ears. It can also correct a congenital ear deformity that may have been present since birth.  Otoplasty can be done at any age after the ears have reached their full size — usually after age 5 — through adulthood. Otoplasty won’t change the location of your ears or alter your ability to hear. Otoplasty creates a more natural ear shape while bringing balance and proportion to the ears and face. 

Who are the best candidates for an Otoplasty procedure?

There are a number of things to think about before deciding whether this is the right surgery for you. Teenagers and adults who are good candidates for ear surgery in Fort Lauderdale are, generally:

  • Healthy individuals who do not have a life-threatening illness or medical conditions that can impair healing
  • Individuals with a positive outlook and specific goals in mind for ear surgery
  • Nonsmokers

Issues related to low self-esteem can be corrected by surgery, but it is important not to make your decision on this alone. During a consultation session, your surgeon will talk extensively about the benefits of Otoplasty with you, and learn more about your desired outcomes, to help make a more accurate determination of your candidacy.

What are the benefits of Otoplasty?

Benefits range from medical to cosmetic when it comes to Otoplasty: 

  • Overly large ears – a condition called macrotia
  • Protruding ears occurring on one or both sides in varying degrees – not associated with hearing loss
  • Adult dissatisfaction with previous ear surgery
  • Improvement of self-esteem 
  • Better symmetry of the overall facial structure

Ear surgery also called “ear pinning” surgery is a highly individualized procedure.  Even correcting minor deformities can have a significant impact on self-esteem.  Otoplasty is a procedure that many patients consider for a long period of time before proceeding and many report after the fact that they wished they had done it sooner.

First Steps

What’s the first step?

The first step to Otoplasty in Fort Lauderdale is to schedule a consultation. During this session, your surgeon will explain what otoplasty involves. They will assess your desired outcomes and determine whether you are the right candidate for this procedure. Your consultation session is also your opportunity to discuss any concerns or questions you have. Your surgeon will examine your ears and their position concerning your other facial features, to map out a precise surgical plan. 


What to expect on the day of Otoplasty surgery

Before the day of your Otoplasty, your surgeon may ask you to fast for a certain amount of time and avoid certain medications such as blood thinners, to prepare your body for surgery.

On the day of your surgery, after being taken into the procedure room and prepped for surgery, your surgeon will walk you through the process so you know what to expect. 

Local anesthesia or sedation will be administered by a board-certified anesthesiologist to make you comfortable and minimize any pain. Once sedated, your plastic surgeon will make the incision on the back of your ear. Correction of protruding ears uses surgical techniques to create or increase the fold just inside the rim of the ear, and to reduce the deepest concavity of the external ear. Internal, non-removable sutures are used to create and secure the newly shaped cartilage in place.

The final step is to close the incision along the back of the year with fine sutures. Your surgeon will take care not to overcorrect the ear to create a natural, subtle result.

Once the surgery is complete, bandages will be applied to keep the ears in place while the incisions heal and your recovery process begins.

Otoplasty recovery

Before leaving our clinic, your surgeon and the medical team will ensure you are given all the information necessary for a smooth and safe recovery. The bandages applied are put in place to keep the surgical site clean, protect it from trauma, and support the new position of the ear during initial healing.

Discomfort immediately following ear surgery is normal and can be controlled with pain medication. The bandages help to protect and maintain the surgical results and may need to stay in place for several days following surgery. 

To keep pressure off your ears, avoid sleeping on your side. Also, try not to rub or place excessive force on the incisions. Consider wearing button-down shirts or shirts with loose-fitting collars.

A few days after otoplasty, your doctor will remove your bandages. Your ears will likely be swollen and red. You may need to wear a loose headband that covers your ears at night for a few weeks. This will help keep you from pulling your ears forward when rolling over in bed.


Otoplasty Cost

How much does an Otoplasty cost in Fort Lauderdale, FL?

The cost of an Otoplasty in Fort Lauderdale will depend on your surgery. During your consultation, your surgeon will thoroughly go over all the steps and assess your intended focus areas and problems. You will discuss your intended goals and concerns so that they can give you an accurate picture of what will be possible for your procedure. It is important to ask as many questions as possible so that you feel comfortable about the procedure and make an informed choice. 

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Why choose Himmarshee Plastic Surgery?

Himmarshee Plastic Surgery is a practice that prioritizes the individual aesthetic goals of each patient, striving to achieve natural, timeless, and refined surgical results.

Dr. Savannah Moon and Dr. Stephanie Scurci are both board-certified by the American Board of Surgery (ABS).  Following the completion of their comprehensive general surgery training, Dr. Savannah Moon and Dr. Stephanie Scurci went on to further specialize through a 3-year Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic in Florida, where they met and served as chief residents.  In the course of their surgical training in South Florida, Dr. Moon and Dr. Scurci were in an ideal location to perform a vast range and quantity of aesthetic surgeries, developing expertise across a broad spectrum of procedures. Both Dr. Moon and Dr. Scurci are dedicated to achieving results that are subtle, elegant, and natural, tailored to each patient’s individual aesthetic aspirations. 

Himmarshee Plastic Surgery boasts an on-site surgical suite committed to prioritizing safety and ensuring optimal patient care.  Our surgical team includes a board-certified anesthesiologist and experienced nursing staff specializing in plastic surgery, providing a familiar and expert touch throughout your surgical journey.  The on-site operating room not only provides convenience and accessibility but also guarantees privacy, a crucial element for our patients.  All these factors align to make our on-site surgical suite a choice that combines safety, privacy, and convenience to create a concierge experience for our patients.

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