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If your ears protrude, you may wish for a less noticeable appearance.

Fortunately, there is a type of plastic surgery that can reposition your ears: an otoplasty.You also have a renowned doctor here to help.

Double-certified surgeon David A. Sherris and his team can perform this procedure at The Clinic of Facial Plastic Surgery in Buffalo, NY.

What Is an Otoplasty?

An otoplasty is a type of cosmetic surgery intended to change the position of protruding ears. It can pin, reposition, or trim the cartilage so that your ears no longer visibly protrude.

Over 50,000 Americans Received an Otoplasty In 2020

If you are considering an otoplasty to reposition your ear and cartilage, you're not alone. 53,095 Americans chose to refine their appearance with this surgical procedure in 2020 alone, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Improve Your Confidence With Ear Surgery


Conspicuous ears can distract from a person's natural facial features. They can also hurt your self-esteem and confidence. With cosmetic ear surgery, the ears can be repositioned so that they look more natural and more attractive. 

A simple-looking change makes all the difference.

See the Confidence An Otoplasty Can Create

Before an Otoplasty
After an Otoplasty
One of our patients visited our Buffalo, NY, surgeon for an otoplasty. After her surgery and recovery, she now has discreetly repositioned ears that no longer protrude.

"If I could give them 100 stars, I would" Reviews From Happy Buffalo, NY, Patients


Amanda Miller


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Dr. Sherris, his nurse Arlene, and the entire staff is absolutely amazing. I highly recommend them. The quality of the work is outstanding, we are shocked at the results of my 5 year old daughters surgery. They are incredibly nice and a caring group of people. If I could give them 100 stars, I would.

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Christina R Zylinski


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Thanks to Dr. Sherris and his wonderful team I’ve gained a confidence in myself that I didn’t know existed. It is a marvelous feeling.

I’m very satisfied knowing I had the best doctor to help me on this journey.

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Meet Double Board-Certified Surgeon Dr. Sherris

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Since 2005, Dr. Sherris has continually been voted among the "Best Doctors of America." You can have his incredible experience at your disposal when you visit our Buffalo, NY, office.

What Does It Mean to Be Double Board-Certified?

While it's a rarity due to the intensive nature of the process, some surgeons — like Dr. Sherris — are double board-certified.

This means that they have gone through the time, training, and rigorous testing to receive their certification from two different boards relevant to their field.

In his case, he is certified by both the American Board of Otolaryngology and the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

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Choosing a qualified professional for your surgery, like Dr. Sherris, can improve your potential results.

Hear About the Transformative Effects Of an Otoplasty

Our plastic surgeon, Dr. Sherris, has witnessed the amazing impact ear surgery has on his patients. By pinning or reshaping your cartilage, he can give you the ears you have always wanted. It's an outpatient procedure too, so you will have minimal recovery time in the comfort of your own home.

Benefit From a Established Professional In the Field of Plastic Surgery

Dr. Sherris has established an incredible reputation in the field of plastic surgery. When you visit him, you will be receiving excellent surgical care from a doctor who once worked for the Mayo Clinic. There, he was a part of the Facial Plastic Surgery Division, where he held a chairman role and was also the chief of Facial Plastic Surgery.

Dr. Sherris also works as a professor and chairman in the Department of Otolaryngology at the University at Buffalo School of Medicine. Not only does he train other doctors, but he has also written over a hundred publications in his field.

To learn more about Dr. Sherris and the difference a double board-certified plastic surgeon can make, contact our Buffalo, NY, office or call

(716) 884-5102

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If your ears are stick out prominently, cosmetic ear surgery may be for you. Our Buffalo team led by Dr. Sherris has extensive experience with otoplasty procedures.

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Karen Bartus


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Dr. Sherris and his staff are very professional and kind. I am beyond happy with my results. Dr. Sherris and his staff were available for any questions I had before and after surgery.

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Isaac Resto


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The entire team is excellent and extremely professional. There is no doubt that I made the best decision of my life in choosing Dr. Sherris to perform my procedures.

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Dr. Sherris performs two different kinds of ear surgery at his Buffalo, NY, practice.

How Old Do I Have to Be To Receive an Otoplasty?

Patients as young as five years old can refine their ears with an otoplasty; this is the age when ears finish developing. Dr. Sherris will wait to ensure that your ears have stopped growing before he considers performing an otoplasty.

Being comfortable with who you see in the mirror is a benefit that cannot be qualified.

Treatment Timeline

Otoplasty requires little recovery time and has an extremely high success rate with minimal risks. 
Otoplasty requires little recovery time and has an extremely high success rate with minimal risks. 


Before our Buffalo, NY, team can schedule the procedure, you will have a consultation with Dr. Sherris. 

He will listen to what you have to say, and explain the realistic options that you have available. Then, he will also discuss the risks and benefits of an otoplasty, so that you are fully aware.


The surgery will be done under anesthesia. You can discuss your options and needs with Dr. Sherris.

Rest assured, you or your child will be completely comfortable.


The type of treatment that you undergo will depend on your needs and aesthetic goals. Those who will undergo trimming will typically need just one incision per ear, which our surgeon can close with a single stitch.

Or, you can opt for a non-invasive surgery instead. Because it is an outpatient procedure, you can go home and rest after the surgery.


The day after your ear surgery, you will return to Dr. Sherris' office. He will remove the dressing from your ears for the first time, allowing you to see your newly repositioned ears and cartilage. The results from your surgery are evident at this time.

A week later, you will come back again to have each stitch removed from the incision site.


While an otoplasty needs minimal recovery time, you will need to follow your recovery instructions clearly to ensure quality final results.

This includes wearing a special garment around your head and ears at night and while playing sports, for about six weeks following surgery. Feel free to ask our surgeon any and all questions throughout the process.

Dr. David A. Sherris

The Clinic of Facial Plastic Surgery

Dr. David A. Sherris is highly qualified to perform your surgery, with distinguishing achievements such as: 

  • Double board-certification in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, as well as otolaryngology
  • Regular invitations to travel around the world to teach other surgeons 
  • Annually voted as one of the "Best Doctors of America"
  • Thousands of patients around the globe, including other doctors

To schedule your consultation with Dr. Sherris and discuss your options for plastic surgery, contact our practice in Buffalo, NY, online or call us at (716) 884-5102.

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