Otoplasty, or ear reshaping surgery, involves several key steps. It begins with a consultation to discuss goals and assess candidacy. Anesthesia is administered, typically local if only addressing the earlobes, or general anesthesia if reshaping is being performed. When reshaping the ear, small incisions are made behind the ears, carefully placed to minimize scarring. Ear cartilage is reshaped, and sutures secure the new position. A dressing or bandage is applied, usually held in place with a headband. If earlobe repair is being performed, generally this is done through a direct incision and sutures are placed to realign the tissue. A dressing is applied topically to help support the incision site. Patients will receive postoperative care instructions, including cleaning and dressing care, and scheduled follow-up appointments. Full results may take weeks to manifest. It’s essential to choose a qualified and board-certified surgeon like Dr. Chahin for this procedure to ensure safety and optimal outcomes.