otoplasty treatment for misshapen ears in princeton, njEnlarged, misshapen ears are a source of embarrassment and discomfort for millions of children, teenagers, and adults. However, the shape, position, and proportions of the ear can be changed by a surgeon, such as Princeton’s Eugenie Brunner, in order to achieve harmony with the rest of your face and head using otoplasty (cosmetic ear surgery).

Otoplasty for Misshapen Ears

  1. Who is a good candidate for otoplasty? Children who are at least 5 years old are  good candidates, since a child’s ear cartilage is considered stable enough for correction by the age of 5. Adult and teenage candidates who do not smoke, and are in generally good health with no existing medical conditions that can impair the healing process are also ideal candidates.
  2. How is the surgery performed? Cosmetic ear surgery is usually performed in either a hospital or surgical facility, under either local or general anesthesia. During the procedure, the doctor will correct or increase the antihelical fold (which is inside the rim of the ear) and reduce any enlarged cartilage. Incisions made during this procedure are usually made on the back of the ear. When incisions are necessary on the front side of the ear, they will be made within folds of the ear to conceal them. External stitches will close all incisions. The ears will then be permanently positioned so that they are closer to the head. The surgery can be tailored to meet the individual needs of each patient.
  3. Are there any side effects associated with the surgery? There are mild side-effects associated with cosmetic ear surgery, such as discomfort and bruising. Fortunately, these side-effects are temporary and there is normally very little pain associated with the surgery. The doctor will discuss the procedure at length at the patient’s initial consultation.
  4. How long will it take to recover from the procedure? Although strenuous activities should be avoided for several weeks after the procedure, most adults and children will be able to return to their normal activities within one week.

To learn more about Otoplasty, visit ncbi.nlm.nih.gov

Cosmetic Ear Surgery, Otoplasty,  in Princeton

If you have any interest in correcting the appearance of your ears with otoplasty, contact us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Brunner. Our office is located in Princeton, NJ and you can reach us at 609.921.9497. We look forward to hearing from you.

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COVID-19 Update & Curbside Skincare Pickup

To our lovely patients and friends, 

We are beyond thrilled to announce that beginning today, our office is open and ready to see patients for all appointment needs, including cosmetic! 

The wait is over and we are happy that we will be able to see you all again! To ensure your safety, we will be implementing new protocols that will protect all of our patients while at our office: 

  • Prioritizing Cleanliness: All rooms and high touch areas will be disinfected frequently. Disinfectants, hand sanitizer, and related supplies will be available to staff and patients at all times.Staff will open doors for all patients, and wash hands between each patient interaction. 
  • No ‘waiting rooms’: Patients will be asked to arrive when it is time for their appointment to avoid waiting. 
  • Staggered Appointments: We will be staggering the appointments to ensure adequate time to wipe down spaces in order to maintain a safe and clean environment. 
  • Screenings: We will be screening patients over the phone and at the time of their appointment to ensure they are healthy
  • Reduced & Healthy Staff: Any of our staff who can work virtually will be working outside of the office, and all staff will be screened daily to ensure they are healthy
  • Protective Equipment: Our staff and patients with appointments will wear a mask and gloves at all times. We ask that all patients come to their appointment with a mask! Dr. Brunner will even be wearing a protective shield to ensure your safety! 

We will continue to offer Virtual Appointments for all of our patients. Additionally, we will continue curbside pickup at our office for all your skincare needs! Patients should call 609.921.9497 or email us at kim@brunnermd.com or melissa@brunnermd.com regarding the products they are interested in, and Kim or Melisssa will coordinate a curbside pickup for you!

We ask everyone’s full cooperation as we prepare to open under very special circumstances.

We look forward to welcoming you back into our office and promise to take every necessary precaution to care for you in a safe environment.


Dr. Brunner and the Entire Team! 


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