How to Prepare for An Otoplasty

Usually done on children, an otoplasty is an ear surgery that can also be performed on adults. If you have ears that protrude a bit further from your head than normal and you feel self-conscious about it, then you may want to consider this surgery. By “pinning” back your ears, an otoplasty can permanently correct this issue and give you back your confidence in the process. As one of the most important steps of this surgery, however, you need to take a few steps to prepare. From getting physically evaluated to quitting smoking, this article will discuss a few ways that you can prepare for your surgery. Read on to learn more.

Physical Evaluation

Before you can undergo any surgery from UMass Memorial Medical Group, we will have to conduct a physical evaluation to ensure that you are healthy enough. During your examination, we will listen to your heart and lungs, take your blood pressure, and we may even take some blood samples depending on your previous health history. If you have any health conditions, make sure to discuss them with your doctor during this examination.


As part of most of our cosmetic procedures, we at UMass Memorial Medical Group like to take before and after photos. During either your initial consultation or on the day of surgery, our staff will take pictures of your ears to add to your file.

Quit Smoking

As the leading cause of lung and most oral cancers, it’s no secret that smoking cigarettes are beyond bad for your health. Before you have an otoplasty, it is recommended that you quit smoking. Smoking can slow down your body’s ability to heal after surgery and lower your ability to fight off infection— leaving you at a higher risk than non-smokers.

An otoplasty can change the way you look and feel about yourself. If you would like to learn more about this surgical procedure or see if you are a suitable candidate, contact UMass Memorial Medical Group and schedule an appointment.





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