Ear Surgery, or Otoplasty, is a cosmetic procedure that has helped people of various ages correct protruding or overly large ears. People who are born with ears that stick out far from the side of the head and/or are overly large, are often made the target of unnecessary years of teasing that can damage their self-esteem for years to come. Ear Surgery can be performed on children as young as 5 years old and it is often suggested that the earlier the procedure is performed the better, as the ear cartilage is more malleable at that time–that said, the procedure can still be performed in adults as well. This type of ear surgery does not affect the function of the ear, only the aesthetics of the ear.
Incisions made during an otoplasty may vary depending on the needs of each individual patients, but are always hidden within the natural ear creases to hide any scarring. If you are interested in learning more about ear surgery and to find out if it may be right for you or your child, contact our office today to schedule your consultation.