Ear Surgery

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Individuals with large, protruding ears often experience embarrassment that may affect their self-esteem. Otoplasty, or ear surgery, in Mississauga performed by Dr. Michael J. Weinberg is designed to pin back ears that stick out. Ear surgery is most often performed for children from Brampton, Oakville, and nearby areas who are between the ages of 4 and 14 years. Otoplasty is an insured benefit, covered by OHIP up to the age of 18. It is also sometimes performed for adults.

To learn more about ear surgery, call our office at 905-273-3045 (Mississauga) or 416-207-9090 (Toronto) or request an appointment onlinerequest an appointment online. Dr. Weinberg looks forward to meeting with you and helping you achieve your aesthetic goals.

Ear Surgery Procedure

Dr. Weinbery usually performs ear surgery at our surgery center with the patient under a general anesthetic. If desirec, it is also possible to have the surgery in hospital, as Dr. Weinberg was Division Head of Plastic Surgery at Trillium Health Centre for more than 15 years. Otoplasty may be performed under local anesthetic in select adults. The procedure usually takes between 1 to 2 hours. While the ears are naturally not completely symmetric, be assured that Dr. Weinberg will attain the closest approximation of symmetry as he can. As with all surgical procedures, there are possible complications that can occur with ear surgery. Potential complications specific to your surgery will be discussed in detail at your consultation. For a discussion of general risks of surgery, review Dr. Weinberg's Your First Visit page.

A Better Ear Surgery

Dr. Weinberg can be trusted for your ear surgery:

  • Experience – He has extensive experience in facial and ear surgery, both reconstructive and cosmetic, in children and in adults.
  • Technical Precision – He knows how to achieve aesthetically pleasing, long lasting, and symmetrical results.
  • Compassion – His kind, compassionate and down-to-earth manner will put you at ease throughout your surgical experience.

Dr. Michael J. Weinberg is a Royal College certified plastic surgeon, and is committed to helping you achieve a youthful and vibrant appearance.

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Cost & Related Procedures

Ear surgery is an insured benefit (covered by OHIP) up to the age of 18. In children, the procedure is rarely performed with other plastic surgery procedures, but adults may choose to have other facial enhancement procedures including a forehead lift or nose surgery performed at the time of their otoplasty.

After Your Procedure

After the surgery, patients wear a large bandage around the head to protect the area for 2 to 3 weeks as directed. A head band is then worn for 6 weeks to protect the repair during sleep. While patient experiences vary, our otoplasty patients can usually return to work or school in 5 to 7 days as long as they can continue to wear the bandage. Strenuous activities or contact sports can be resumed in approximately 1 to 2 months. The results are usually long lasting.

Dr. Weinberg will discuss and answer questions about specific possible side effects and complications in detail during your consultationyour consultation.

Dr. Weinberg does not endorse or lend his name to any specific product, medication, or device. The information on this page is meant to familiarize prospective patients with some of the commonly available treatments/products and devices in use for specific issues and is intended for general educational purposes only. Decisions regarding treatments in a specific patient must be made in the context of a medical consultation.

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The Toronto Plastic Surgery Clinic:
Dr. Michael J. Weinberg

1-66 Avenue Road
Toronto, ON M5R 3N8
(416) 207-9090

Monday–Friday 9 a.m.–5 p.m.


The Mississauga Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Clinic:
Michael Weinberg, MD

247 Queensway West
Mississauga, ON L5B 1B9
(905) 273-3045

Monday 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Tuesday 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
Wednesday 8:30 a.m.–6 p.m.
Thursday 7 a.m.–7 p.m.
Friday 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m.–3 p.m.

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.