Ear Surgery

Ideal Patient:

  • Protruding ears
  • Top part of the ear seems to fold down and forward (lop ear)
  • Unusually small ear(s) (cupped ear)
  • curve in the outer rim of the ear, and missing natural folds and creases (shell ear)
  • Large, stretched or torn earlobes
  • Congenital or traumatic ear defect

The Method:

Ear surgery, sometimes known as otoplasty, is a surgical procedure that can set prominent ears back closer to the head or reduce the size of larger ears for a more natural appearance. Ear surgery is most often performed on children between the ages of 4 and 14 years. However, ear surgery on adults is also possible.

The Procedure:

Most ear surgery patients will have their treatment performed under general anesthesia. During the procedure, an incision is made in the back of the ear in order to sculpt or fold cartilage, thereby allowing the ear to lie flatter against the head. Stitches are then used to close the incision and help to maintain the new shape. Ear surgery does not alter the patient’s hearing.

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