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Otoplasty (Ear Tuck) Scottsdale

Ears that stick out more than average can be a real source of embarrassment for both boys and girls (and men and women). It can be especially challenging for young boys, who generally can’t use their hair to hide them. Protuberant ears may be result of developmental issues with the rim of the ear, the base of the ear, or combinations of problems.

Dr. White Is experienced in correcting these problems, and will discuss the desired results with you during your consultation.

Otoplasty Procedure Information:

The procedure is typically done under general anesthesia at the Virginia Piper Outpatient Surgery Center. Incisions are usually hidden behind the ear. The ear is coaxed into proper alignment with a combination of removal of excess tissue, and suturing the cartilage into the proper folds. The dressing consists of cotton molded to the ear with a wrap around the head. This is changed to a simple headband worn for a week full-time and then at night for a few more weeks. Pain is controlled with oral medications. Sutures are dissolvable, but sometimes knots may be removed after a week or two. The ear remains easily damaged for months until the cartilage scars into its new shape. You must protect them during this time. Dr. White may overcorrect them slightly to allow for mild stretching out as the swelling ebbs.

Scottsdale Earlobe Surgery:

You may be tired of your gauges, naturally have disproportionately large earlobes, have torn earlobes after wearing heavy earrings, or simply have sagging elongated earlobes from age. Regardless, Dr. White can help you reshape and renew your earlobes. This type of surgery is done in the office procedure room using local anesthesia. No dressing is needed and sutures are removed at around a week. If we are repairing your torn earlobes, Dr. White will re-pierce them for you after 6 weeks if healing proceeds normally. You generally CANNOT re-pierce them in exactly the same place as scar tissue is not as strong as your natural tissue, and will tend to re-tear unless placed elsewhere. Shriveled or wrinkled earlobes that have lost youthful fullness can be improved temporarily with fillers, or more permanently with fat from elsewhere on your body.

My interactions and services with Dr. White were excellent. I have been completely satisfied with the results of my surgery, pre-surgery services, and post-op. All staff were super friendly, professional, and supportive of my procedure. I highly recommend Dr. White.

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To Our Valued Patients,

We hope this letter finds you and your loved ones in good health. Per directives by the Governor and HonorHealth we will be restarting surgery and several in-office procedures, while following new protocols to decrease the risk of transmission of any illness.

FOR SURGERIES AT THE OUTPATIENT CENTER: All patients MUST be covid negative. The hospital will coordinate the testing which must be done 2 days before your surgery and will be at NO COST to you.

We have decided to begin with our younger, lower risk patients having shorter surgeries for the first couple of weeks. Preops will of course be in person.

FOR CONSULTS AND BOTOX AND IN-OFFICE PROCEDURES: All patients must be screened for exposure to coronavirus (questionnaire) and have no symptoms or fever. We will not be doing any procedures around the mouth for the first few weeks. Patients MUST wear MASKS.

You will see some changes to our office procedures:

We are really looking forward to seeing everyone again and are happy to answer any questions you may have about the steps we are taking to keep you and our staff safe in our practice! To make an appointment please call 480-614-3535 or visit our website at

Deborah White, MD and staff

Dr. White and Staff