Are You Tired of Hiding Your Beautiful Ears?

When you enter the That Face offices in Lincoln Park, you enter a space built to support you in the most personal way. An otoplasty, or ear surgery, is just one of many advanced procedures Dr. Sulyman-Scott can perform to support your aesthetic goals. It can be used to adjust the shape, symmetry, size, or position of your ears by adjusting the cartilage of the outer ear. Otoplasty may also be suitable if you were born with a defect in the ear lobes or cartilage. 

Earlobe Surgery

  • Price range: $8000- $ 2000
  • Recovery time: Same day
  • Discomfort level: Mild 
  • Anesthesia options: Local


  • Price range: $4000-$6000
  • Recovery time: 2- 3 days
  • Discomfort level: Mild 
  • Anesthesia options: Local, IV sedation, General

Before & After

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Ear surgery in Chicago with Beautiful Results

"Ear pinning" surgery, or otoplasty, is a custom procedure in all cases. The surgery addresses any of the following ear structure problems:

  • Protruding ears
  • Overly large ears
  • Misshapen ears
  • Shell-shaped ears

A World-Class Experience: That Face in Chicago

Dr. Sulyman-Scott delivers world-class care. She is an expert in her field and with her background as a nurse and an ear, nose, and throat surgeon, she is laser-focused on ensuring your comfort while achieving exceptional results. Your otoplasty journey starts with a consultation to ensure you and Dr. Sulyman-Scott are aligned on your needs and surgical expectations. Most otoplasties focus on repositioning or reshaping the ears. Although the surgery won’t impact your hearing, many patients tell us it has dramatically improved their self-esteem! 

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Exceptional Results - It’s What We Do

Dr. Sulyman-Scott puts your satisfaction and overall health first, so every procedure she offers is as minimally invasive as safely possible. An otoplasty is no exception. Here are a few more insights into the procedure, which can be performed with local anesthesia in our offices or under light sedation in the operating room:

  • During the ear surgery, she will make tiny incisions that are hidden behind your ears, invisible once healed.
  • Depending on your unique needs, your actual procedure may require a few hours.
  • After the surgery, she’ll put protective bandages around your ears and part of your head.
  • A few hours after your procedure, you can go home!
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Enjoying Your Incredible Results

Your recovery time is all about protecting your newly reshaped ears. You should be able to return to your normal schedule a few days after your surgery. To help you have the best recovery possible, Dr. Sulyman-Scott will change your bandages for a soft headband that you’ll wear for approximately two weeks. You’ll also likely need to sleep on raised pillows, on your back. You may have some swelling, tenderness, bruising, redness, throbbing, and itching after your otoplasty.

Dr. Sulyman-Scott will give you an appropriate postoperative pain control regimen to ensure you remain comfortable. Within four to six weeks of your procedure, you should be able to return to all your usual strenuous physical activities, including sports. You should begin to see results within a week or two, with basic healing achieved in about six weeks, and will be fully healed after two to three months.

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Ear Surgery FAQ

Will there be a lot of pain after ear surgery?

Will there be visible scarring after ear surgery?

What is the right age to undergo ear surgery?

Will my ears look natural after ear surgery?

Are there any risks associated with ear surgery?

Will there be a lot of pain after ear surgery?

There may be some discomfort during the first one or two days after your ear surgery, but it should subside quickly after that. If necessary, Dr. Sulyman-Scott can prescribe you pain medication to take during your recovery.

Will there be visible scarring after ear surgery?

The scars from your otoplasty will be mostly hidden behind the ears, and once they’ve had time to heal, they should fade to very fine lines.

What is the right age to undergo ear surgery?

As long as your ears are fully developed, there is no wrong age to undergo ear surgery. Usually, the ears finish developing around the age of five.

Will my ears look natural after ear surgery?

When your otoplasty is performed by a skilled plastic surgeon like Dr. Sulyman-Scott, you can count on the final results looking completely natural.

Are there any risks associated with ear surgery?

Typically, otoplasty is considered a low-risk procedure. The most common complications of the surgery include infection, visible scarring, and asymmetrical results. However, having the procedure performed by a qualified surgeon will greatly reduce the likelihood of these issues.

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Is it Time for Ear Surgery at That Face in Chicago?

Dr. Sulyman-Scott is a highly accomplished facial plastic surgeon who brings modern sophistication, advanced technology, and top results to plastic surgery in Chicago. She is in demand for her world-class techniques and is one of the few female African American plastic surgeons practicing in the USA. Her talents ensure that you will enjoy exceptionally natural-looking ear surgery results. Call today for your first appointment.


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