COSMETIC SURGERY

Otoplasty for Children

Otoplasty, also called ear pinning, is an outpatient surgery that reshapes the cartilage of the ear to allow it to rest closer to the head for a more natural look. Choosing the right Otoplasty surgeon is especially important because this surgery is frequently performed on young patients. Parents can rest assured that their children are in excellent hands with Dr. Mobley and his staff, all expertly trained for the safe and compassionate care of pediatric patients.

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Why do people travel hundreds of miles for Dr. Mobley?

Mobley MD is a one-of-a-kind, unique center of excellence for facial transformation. Nationally acclaimed Steven Mobley, MD has improved the facial appearance of politicians, sports figures, and other nationally known individuals. He has also helped improve the lives of people internationally from doctors, to soccer moms, and business executives.

Dr. Steven Mobley has been featured on Inside Edition, Good Morning America, People and Cosmopolitan magazines. Dr. Mobley has over 20 years of experience and has positively transformed thousands of patients nose, eyes, ears, and necklines. Mobley MD Facial Plastic Surgery attracts patients from all over the world and all walks of life. We invite you to experience the difference for yourself.

Otoplasty for Children

When Dr. Mobley was a pre-medical student in college he had otoplasty himself and it was a life-changing event for him. While the entire story is longer, the short of it is that having this life-changing procedure as a young pre-medical student lead Dr. Mobley to his current career as a nationally recognized Facial Plastic Surgeon. This early experience with Dr. Mobley taught him a key lesson as a cosmetic surgeon. So often, people simply just want to look “normal” from cosmetic surgery and fit in and not stand out. Not standing out is what cosmetic otoplasty surgery is all about.

Dr. Mobley has lectured and published extensively on otoplasty surgery. He often performs over 30 otoplasties in a given year putting him in the top 5-10% of otoplasty surgeons. As with any operation, choosing a surgeon that performs a significant number of cases yearly is a very important variable to consider.

Younger children are often cared for under general anesthesia at a free standing ambulatory surgical facility that is well known for providing surgical care for younger patients. Our goal at Mobley MD is that you, or your child, have a safe surgical experience; and, especially for younger children, that their emotional comfort is supported through their entire surgical experience.

Dr. Mobley's expertise puts your child's safety in the hands of a nationally-recognized authority on otoplasty surgery.

Your Child’s Safety

Your child’s safety is our number one priority. Dr. Mobley works with the finest anesthesia providers in Utah and operates in only world-class surgical facilities such as Millcreek Surgical Suite, and St. Mark’s Hospital.

A National Authority

There are 2 key teaching textbooks for Ear, Head & Neck surgeons. Dr. Mobley has authored book chapters in BOTH of these texts, including the Book Chapter on Otoplasty in Baileys 5th Edition.

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OTOPLASTY (EAR-PINNING) IN UTAH

Frequently Asked Questions

An incision is made behind the ear in the natural crease where the ear and head join. The skin is loosened from the cartilage of the ear. The cartilage is often reshaped with stitches to give a more natural look to the ear. I tend to avoid placing cuts in the ear cartilage, as I think this results in an unnatural shape. In fact, I have published an instructional article on my otoplasty techniques in a national surgical journal. This article can be made available to patients, although it is intended for a medical audience.

To fully understand the costs of cosmetic surgery, you must understand the guiding principles of Dr. Mobley’s medical practice: quality, safety, and respect for costs. Dr. Mobley has not designed the surgical experience to be the lowest bid; rather, he wants you to have an exceptionally high-quality medical experience. If this interests you, please read on.

Dr. Mobley has written and lectured extensively and nationally on the topic of otoplasty. He is considered by many to be one of the American authorities of the procedure. When you choose Dr. Mobley you are choosing one of the most experienced otoplasty surgeons in America.

Dr. Mobley performs, on average, 12-14 times more otoplasties than the average aesthetic plastic surgeon. Dr. Mobley performs approximately 20 otoplasties per year. That level experience is virtually unmatched in Utah or the Intermountain West.

The fees for otoplasty can vary between $4300-$5300. The setting in which it is performed and the amount of surgery needed on each ear can both affect the final cost. As a general rule, having the surgery performed in our in-office suite will reduce the cost by about $1000 versus having it performed in an operating room under full anesthesia. After your consultation, you will leave the office with an easy to understand written quote in which we will list the cost of these three components for your individualized surgical plan. Keep in mind that the facility and anesthesia fees are time-based and so may change based on the actual length of your cosmetic surgery.

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For the first 1-3 days following your ear-pinning you will have a compressive wrap over your head and ears. This is then removed and an elastic compressive strap is gently warn over the top half of the ears for the first week following surgery. After one week, I encourage my patients to purchase a sports headband and to wear this around the ears at night and while sleeping for six weeks following surgery. Younger children and active adults are advised to avoid “horse-play” or sports that might lead to trauma to the ears for a few months following surgery.

If absolutely necessary, you could return to work three to four days after the operation. Because of the protective ear dressing placed during surgery, most patients arrange to have one week off from work or school.

Most often, no. Otoplasty is a cosmetic operation and in the current era of healthcare, we have not found insurance companies working to cover this surgery. Otoplasty is a cosmetic operation and as such treated as a self-pay procedure. In cases of extremely malformed ears- see the lop ear section in the before and after gallery; some insurance companies may consider this medically necessary but in our experience this is a rare situation.

Every type of surgery has risks. It’s my ethical responsibility to educate you on these risks so you can make the best possible decision for yourself while weighing these risks against the benefits of surgery. My training helps me to minimize these risks to the best of my ability, but I cannot eliminate them entirely. Common risks include infection of stitches. Corrected ears may relax over the first month or two following surgery, so I often over-correct them slightly during surgery. The risks above are the most common ones that I think you should be aware of, but they are not a complete list of all possible risks. When I see you in consultation and we begin to formulate your surgical treatment plan, I’ll review with you not only these common risks but also the less likely complications that may occur.

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