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Many people go through life with self-consciousness about the appearance of their ears. They feel that, perhaps, their ears are too large or protrude too prominently from the sides of the head.

Otoplasty, or ear surgery, is a plastic surgery technique designed to reduce the prominence of the ears and bring them closer to the head. Dr. Patrick K. Sullivan—our highly skilled plastic surgeon—can perform ear surgery right here in Rhode Island, and help you improve the appearance of your ears.

Ear Surgery (Otoplasty)

Ear surgery can typically be performed on an outpatient basis. Candidates for the procedure are usually those past the age of 8, allowing enough time for the cartilage in the ears to fully mature. Dr. Sullivan will make small incisions on the backs of the ears, then reshapes the cartilage so that it bends more toward the head, reducing the protruding appearance. Although there may be some bruising and swelling after the procedure, the recovery process from otoplasty is typically somewhat brief, and most patients can resume normal daily routines after about a week. A special headband will need to be worn for a few weeks after the procedure to ensure the ears heal properly and remain in the desired position. Patients are also cautioned to avoid activities that may harm the ears while they are healing.

Earlobe Contouring

Dr. Sullivan also delivers earlobe rejuvenation by contouring and even shortening earlobes. If you feel like earlobe contouring or shortening may be a solution for you, please call our office today to schedule your consultation.

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Dr. Sullivan is happy to announce he has resumed elective surgeries!

We are also now seeing patients in the office again following all guidelines and taking every precaution possible to provide an incredibly safe environment for all patients and staff.

Due to cases being moved back from the spring and the pent up demand for our services we are expecting to be FULLY booked out for the summer soon, limited spots are available. If you have any interest in summer surgery or services, please call us or contact us immediately so we can help you coordinate this before those spots become unavailable. Further, if you are seeking any services or surgery in 2020, we are anticipating an increase in price soon to deal with operating room fee increases.

We are here for any surgical or cosmetic questions you may have. Get in touch with us to see if there is any way we can help you.

We will continue to be here virtually for all those who prefer to have consultations in the comfort of their home.

Our online virtual consultations have been a very popular option for patients from as far away as Asia as well as usual coast to coast patients from New York to California, Oregon to Florida and many in New England.

Our virtual web consultations can be done right in the comfort of your own home, all you need is a secure internet connection and a computer, tablet or smartphone! We have 5 main steps we aim to accomplish with the virtual consultation:

  1. We listen to each patient carefully to establish exactly what it is they are looking for.
  2. We will give instructions to each patient on the specific pictures we will need from them as part of the virtual consultation. We send out sample pictures of just what we need, and the patient can send back their pictures that replicate this.
  3. We have chosen specific before and after photos of Dr Sullivan’s patients in order to show the patients what a prospective patient can expect (note, individual results will vary).
  4. We plan out and together come up with what we think is going to be a superb treatment plan for them.
  5. Finally, we find a time that is best for them that we can get this done.

We welcome you. Please come - we are open & here for you. If you would like to have a VIRTUAL CONSULTATION or an IN PERSON CONSULTATION or have any questions at all, please give us a call at 401-214-5121 or contact us via the website to set up your virtual consultation today!

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Dr Sullivan was recently featured in the Providence Journal. With a high demand worldwide for his services, Dr Sullivan adapts to continuing patients' inquiries with virtual consultations.

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