Indianapolis Ear Surgery (Otoplasty) Specialist
Barry L. Eppley, MD, DMD
Barry L. Eppley, MD, DMD, is one of the few Indianapolis plastic surgeons with years of experience helping patients who have protruding ears. Please visit the ear surgery results page and read the accompanying information to learn more about this procedure.
Ears that abnormally stick out (protruding ears) can be a physical feature which is a frequent source of embarrassment for many patients and may make one very self-conscious. This is particularly true for children and teenagers. The cause of prominent ears is a congenital absence of a natural curve in the ear's cartilage which causes it to protrude rather than conform to the side of the head. Its surgical correction is a procedure called otoplasty which has often been called a 'pinning back' of the ears. While it is commonly performed in children (earliest age five to six years old when ear growth is nearly complete)), it may also be successfully done as a teenager or adult.
Dr. Barry Eppley has performed numerous procedures helping patients to enhance their facial profiles. In addition to performing ear surgery, he has helped Indianapolis facelift, rhinoplasty and Botox patients with their aesthetic needs.