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EarWell Infant Ear Correction System

Tampa, FL

Reshape Your Baby's Ears With A Gentle Touch

You cradled your precious newborn, their tiny features perfect in every way. But a small worry tugs at your heart. Their ears seem a little different, and you can't help but wonder if it will affect their confidence later in life.

Here's the good news: there's a safe, gentle option to address these concerns. This innovative treatment helps reshape your baby's ears naturally in the first few weeks, promoting lifelong confidence and happy smiles.

EarWell® at Farrior Facial Plastic Surgery

Dr. Edward H. Farrior, MD, FACS, and Dr. Harrison G. Bartels, MD, both board-certified facial plastic surgeons at Farrior Facial Plastic Surgery, have extensive experience using the EarWell system to achieve optimal results for infants. Our practice prioritizes patient comfort and offers a compassionate environment for both parents and their children. Our team, with over 100 years of combined experience, will ensure you feel informed and supported throughout the process.

Introducing EarWell

The EarWell system utilizes gentle molding techniques to reshape a baby's soft ear cartilage during a crucial developmental window. This non-invasive approach corrects common ear deformities like prominent ears, Stahl's ears, and lop ears.

What are Ear Deformities?

Ear deformities are variations in the shape, size, or position of the ears present at birth. While typically harmless in terms of hearing ability, they can cause self-consciousness and social anxiety in children as they grow older.

With the EarWell Tampa patients can expect some of these benefits:

  • Pain-free and Non-invasive: EarWell avoids the need for anesthesia or surgery, ensuring a comfortable experience for your infant.
  • Early Intervention: Treatment within the first few weeks of life optimizes the success rate by taking advantage of the ear cartilage's malleability.
  • Natural Results: EarWell gently guides ear development, promoting a natural and symmetrical appearance.
  • Improved Confidence: Early correction of ear deformities can boost self-esteem and social confidence in children.
  • Prevents Future Surgery: Successful treatment eliminates the need for otoplasty later in life.
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EarWell Candidates

It's natural to want your baby to have everything perfect, and sometimes, minor variations in their ears can cause a little concern. These variations, present at birth, are known as ear shapes that differ from the typical form. They can involve:

  • Folding: Some babies have ears that fold forward at the top, often called lop ears.
  • Prominence: In some cases, the ears may protrude a bit more than usual, sometimes referred to as prominent ears.
  • Shaping: Occasionally, the ear cartilage may develop with a slightly different shape, like Stahl's ears.

The good news is that these variations are usually harmless to hearing, but they can affect a child's confidence as they grow older. Early intervention with a safe, gentle approach can make a big difference. To find out if our Tampa EarWell procedure is right for your child, schedule a consultation today.

Consultation and Preparation

A consultation with Dr. Farrior or Dr. Bartels allows for a thorough examination of your baby's ears and a discussion of your concerns. Our team's compassion and experience will put you at ease. During the consultation, you can ask questions about the EarWell process and receive personalized treatment recommendations. No special preparation is needed for the fitting itself.


The EarWell procedure is quick and painless. Dr. Farrior or Dr. Bartels will gently place a custom-molded splint on your baby's ear(s) to guide proper development. The splint is typically worn for four to six weeks and requires minimal maintenance.

Results, Recovery, and Aftercare

Visible improvements in ear shape are usually noticeable within weeks of starting a treatment with EarWell in Tampa. Since it's non-invasive, there's no downtime or recovery period associated with the treatment. Following Dr. Farrior's or Dr. Bartels' instructions for splint care and monitoring your baby's comfort is crucial for optimal outcomes.

Why choose Farrior Facial Plastic Surgery?

Farrior Facial Plastic Surgery is dedicated to providing exceptional care for infants and their families. Our board-certified surgeons, Dr. Farrior and Dr. Bartels, possess extensive experience and expertise in facial aesthetics, including the use of the EarWell system. We are committed to achieving natural-looking results that enhance your child's confidence while prioritizing their safety and comfort. Our highly-rated staff, with over 100 years of combined experience, is dedicated to making you feel comfortable and informed throughout the process.

Schedule Your Tampa, FL, EarWell Infant Ear Correction System Consultation at Farrior Facial Plastic Surgery Today

Don't hesitate to contact Farrior Facial Plastic Surgery in Tampa, FL, to schedule a consultation with Dr. Farrior or Dr. Bartels and discuss EarWell as an option for your child. Call us at 813-875-3223 or fill out our online contact form to learn more about this innovative treatment.

EarWell FAQs

Yes, infant ear deformities are relatively common, affecting up to 35% of newborns.

No, EarWell is a non-invasive procedure that uses gentle molding techniques and does not require anesthesia.

EarWell is considered a safe and effective treatment with minimal risks when performed by a qualified healthcare professional.

Yes, with successful treatment, the corrected ear shape achieved with EarWell is typically permanent.

The cost of EarWell can vary depending on individual circumstances. We recommend scheduling a consultation to discuss specific pricing.

EarWell may or may not be covered by insurance. During your consultation, our staff can help you verify your coverage.

Dr. Farrior is so much more than a doctor – he’s an artist. Dr. Farrior has the right medical knowledge and the artistic vision needed to create harmony among his patients’ facial features. He truly listens to his patients and is always open to their concerns.

2908 W Azeele St, Tampa, FL 33609


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