Ear Surgery (Otoplasty)

Ear surgery, technically called otoplasty, is a cosmetic procedure that improves the appearance of the ears. Although he strives to create only subtle changes for his otoplasty patients from Springfield, MA, Dr. Glen Brooks has found that the psychological benefits can be life changing. Often this procedure can relieve children from perpetual teasing and increase self-confidence in teens and adults.

Your Improvements

Dr. Brooks often performs otoplasty for children between the ages of 5 and 14, although older teens and adults benefit from it as well. Having the surgery at a younger age minimizes the emotional impact that is often caused by teasing. Dr. Brooks customizes each otoplasty procedure to the specific goals of each patient, with improvements from this procedure including:

  • Reducing the size of large ears
  • Placing protruding ears closer to the head
  • Sculpting misshapen ears
  • Repairing physically damaged ears
  • Repair torn or split earlobes

Dr. Glen Brooks

Double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Glen S. Brooks combines advanced surgical techniques with a small-town friendliness that makes patients feel at home and confident. A Harvard-trained surgeon who's highly regarded by his peers. Dr. Brooks ensures that your goals and needs always come first.

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What to Expect

Dr. Brooks usually performs ear surgery as an outpatient procedure while the patient is under conscious sedation or general anesthesia. He conceals the incisions behind the ears and within the natural folds of the skin.

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Ear Surgery Recovery

Children can resume non-strenuous activities and return to school after about a week; adults can usually return to their normal activities after about 5 days.


Although the improvements from ear surgery are often subtle, they can have a great impact on the patient’s self-esteem. Adults often enjoy a sense relief because they are no longer self-conscious about their ears. Their self-confidence is usually enhanced as well. Younger children are often spared from emotional harm that can be caused by insensitive comments and teasing.

To find out more about ear surgery, request a consultation online with Dr. Brooks or call his office on the Longmeadow Town Green at (413) 565-4400.

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