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Is It Possible To Make Ears Smaller Without Changing Their Shape?

Posted in Otoplasty | Posted By - Dr. Philip Solomon
Many people are insecure about the size and shape of their ears and opt to undergo a cosmetic procedure, otoplasty, to reduce the size or change the shape to something they find more pleasing. There are many questions that patients have when considering this sort of procedure, one of which is: is it possible to make ears smaller without changing their shape? If your ears are big, but they are not protruding, it is possible to make them smaller with a wedge incision. This method, however,... Read More»


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How Soon After Otoplasty Can You Exercise And Play Sports?

Posted in Otoplasty | Posted By - Dr. Philip Solomon
Sports and other forms of exercise are important. They benefit a body not only physically, but mentally and emotionally too. Simply put, putting your body through its paces feels good, and can be an important part of leading a full, happy life. Healthy body, healthy mind, as the saying goes. So much so that a lot of people have a hard time going without it. Dr. Solomon has heard this before. One of the most common questions he gets about the recovery process from an otoplasty operation – a... Read More»


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How Long After Otoplasty Should You Wear A Headband?

Posted in Otoplasty | Posted By - Dr. Philip Solomon
Otoplasty is a cosmetic surgery operation done to correct prominent ears – meaning large or misshapen ears. This procedure can be done on patients young – older than five years – or old, and involves a plastic surgeon using special suture techniques to reshape cartilage into a better, more natural shape. Why have this plastic surgery operation done? Many patients find their ears are larger than they like. For children, this can be a cause of discomfort, and lead to a lack of confidence... Read More»


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Is It Normal For Your Ears To Move Position Slightly After Otoplasty?

Posted in Otoplasty | Posted By - Dr. Philip Solomon
Otoplasty is a viable option for men, women and children who are concerned about the appearance of their ears. This procedure pins back the ears to keep them from sticking out too far. Not only do patients who undergo this procedure look better, but feel better as well. Most patients respond well to otoplasty, but they often have concerns, especially when it comes to movement of the ears. It may sometimes seem like the ears are in an ideal position at one point and then they may move forward... Read More»


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How Far Back Can Ears Be Pinned With Otoplasty?

Posted in Otoplasty | Posted By - Dr. Philip Solomon
If you have ears that protrude too far, they can really stand out. Unfortunately, children can be cruel and resort to teasing and name-calling when they see someone who looks different. Otoplasty can help remedy this situation. Who can benefit from otoplasty? What if the ears are deformed due to an accident or birth defect? How far can a doctor pin back the ears? There is no set answer, but doctors work closely with patients to assess the situation and determine their desires in order to... Read More»


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Dr. Solomon Interviewed on CBC Radio

Posted in Cosmetic Surgery, Otoplasty, Rhinoplasty | Posted By - Dr. Philip Solomon
Dr. Philip Solomon was interviewed by CBC Radio regarding children undergoing cosmetic plastic surgery at a young age to avoid bullying. He discusses the role that cosmetic surgery plays in the lives of children and young adults who are facing facial deformities. Among all surgeries, cosmetic otoplasty and cosmetic rhinoplasty are the most common procedures that children or young adults may undergo to enhance their self esteem. To listen to the full interview, please see... Read More»


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