Enhancing Ear Aesthetics

Ear surgery in Fort Lauderdale with Dr. Learn and Dr. Dudas is suitable for individuals of all ages—children and adults alike—who are looking for better options than special haircuts and hats. Our doctors bring their extensive expertise to a range of otoplasty techniques to provide tailored solutions that enhance ear aesthetics so ears better blend with one’s overall appearance.

Why Do Patients In Fort Lauderdale And Beyond Choose Dr. Lisa J. Learn And Her Team?

When it comes to ear surgery, experience and expertise make all the difference. Dr. Lisa J. Learn brings over two decades of seasoned knowledge to the operating room, ensuring that every patient receives the highest standard of care. As one of Fort Lauderdale's distinguished female board-certified plastic surgeons and a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgery with a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine background, Dr. Learn's approach is characterized by personalized attention and a unique female perspective.

Our prime concern is not just enhancing appearances but also nurturing patient well-being and comfort, with a commitment to preserving a natural, confident look. Dr. Learn's dedication to instilling confidence and promoting self-love creates a safe haven where patients feel heard and connected to their outcomes. We take pride in being entrusted with patients' emotional well-being throughout their journey involving otoplasty or other techniques.

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Otoplasty For Children

Dumbo, the lovable Disney character, is well-known to Floridians, given Disneyworld's presence in the state. However, no one wants their child's ears to stand out in a way that invites teasing, reminiscent of this famous flying elephant. Fortunately, otoplasty, such as an ear pinning procedure, can prevent potential bullying and enhance your child’s natural facial aesthetics by reshaping the ears.

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A Transformation In Contour And Confidence

Otoplasty can be performed at any age once the ears have fully developed, typically around ages 5 or 6, just as children are heading to school. If one or both ears protrude at this stage, it can lead to self-consciousness and potential teasing. Addressing this concern through ear pinning or other appropriate ear surgery techniques can not only correct the ear's position but also enhance its size and shape, significantly boosting a child's self-esteem.

What Are The Benefits Of Ear Surgery?

Ear surgery, or otoplasty, offers several benefits, including:

  • Correcting protruding or misshapen ears
  • Enhancing facial symmetry and proportion
  • Boosting self-confidence and self-esteem
  • Improving the overall appearance of the ears

Am I A Candidate For Ear Surgery?

If you're bothered by protruding or misshapen ears, you may be a candidate for ear surgery in Fort Lauderdale with Dr. Lisa Learn. Ideal candidates are generally in good health and have realistic expectations about the outcome of the procedure. 

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The Beauty of Ear Surgery Techniques

Whether due to birth traits or injury, Dr. Learn customizes ear surgery techniques based on what that individual patient’s concerns are and what is needed to enhance the aesthetics and proportions of the ears. Whether correcting protrusion, size, or earlobe concerns, the goal is and provide natural, balanced results.


This procedure corrects protruding ears by reshaping the cartilage, bringing them closer to the head.

Earlobe Reduction

Earlobe reduction addresses oversized or elongated earlobes to achieve a balanced ear appearance.

Earlobe Repair

Earlobe repair is performed to mend torn or stretched earlobes, often caused by heavy earrings (as well as “spacers” or “gauges”) or accidents.

A Glimpse Into The Otoplasty Procedure

  • Anesthesia and Incision: The ear surgery procedure begins under the effects of general or local anesthesia. To ensure minimal scarring, a discreet incision is made within the natural fold where the ear attaches to the head.
  • Precise Cartilage and Skin Adjustments: Meticulous adjustments of both cartilage and skin are undertaken with surgical precision to achieve the desired ear contour and appearance.
  • Secure Contoured Cartilage: The newly contoured cartilage is expertly secured using permanent internal sutures, ensuring the longevity of the results.
  • Post-Surgical Dressings: After the procedure, specialized dressings are carefully applied to maintain the positioning of the ears. These dressings are typically worn for a week or two to facilitate proper healing and optimal results.
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What To Expect During Recovery

Mild discomfort may occur after ear surgery, and individuals used to sleeping on their sides will need to adapt to sleeping on their back for at least a week to avoid pressure on the area. The procedure carries minimal risks and has no noticeable impact on hearing. We are happy to answer any questions you may have and will be checking on you frequently to ensure you are doing well after the otoplasty.

Post-Ear Surgery Care and Tips

  • Dressings: Follow the provided dressing instructions meticulously to support the healing process and maintain proper ear positioning.
  • Avoid Excessive Sun Exposure: Protect your ears from direct sunlight or excessive heat exposure to prevent complications.
  • Strenuous Activities: Refrain from engaging in strenuous physical activities for the recommended recovery period to prevent injury or complications.
  • Hygiene: Maintain proper ear hygiene as instructed by your surgeon to reduce the risk of infection.
  • Limit Ear Manipulation: Avoid touching or manipulating your ears excessively during the healing phase to prevent disruption of sutures or irritation.
  • Stay Hydrated: Ensure adequate hydration to support the healing process and overall well-being.
  • Communication: If you notice any unusual symptoms, such as excessive pain, redness, or discharge, contact Dr. Learn immediately for guidance.
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Schedule A Consultation For Otoplasty Today

Dr. Learn and Dr. Dudas can guide you through the process, answering questions and addressing concerns. To explore whether ear pinning or other ear surgery is the right choice for you or your child, schedule a consultation. Whether it's restoring ear shape after an injury or addressing protruding or oversized ears to boost a child's self-confidence, otoplasty in Fort Lauderdale may provide the solution. Discover more by browsing our website, connecting with us on Facebook, or visiting our office. To make an appointment, call (954) 393-0254 today or use the "schedule an appointment" button on our website.

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