A question that has come up frequently over the past few months involves whether or not patients can wear eyeglasses or sunglasses after cosmetic ear reshaping, or otoplasty. Our San Diego facial plastic surgery office happens to do a very high volume of otoplasty surgery with probably more experience in cosmetic ear reshaping than most plastic surgeons in Southern California. Over the past few months many of our otoplasty patients have asked about resuming use of their glasses following surgery. The answer is that essentially all otoplasty patients can eventually wear their eyeglasses and sunglasses quite comfortably. The glasses may feel slightly different sitting on your ear following cosmetic ear reshaping, but you should have no significant discomfort or problem. In the first few weeks there certainly may be some pain since the incision line behind the ear does extend up to the top. However, most otoplasty patients can resume normal use of their glasses within 2-3 weeks of the surgery. Hope this helps anyone out there considering ear reshaping surgery in San Diego. To learn more about otoplasty and cosmetic ear surgery in San Diego, CA, use these links here to be taken to some of the most comprehensive online resources dedicated to otoplasty surgery and cosmetic ear reshaping – the San Diego otoplasty procedure page and the San Diego otoplasty primer for potential ear reshaping patients.