An aesthetic or reconstructive ear reshaping surgery will resolve any noticeable defects in any aspect of your ears to give your image that final touch you always wanted.
Aesthetic and reconstructive otoplasty, ear surgery, is one of the few plastic surgeries common among young children as well as adults. Its goal is to modify the shape, size, position, prominence and symmetry of the ears, as well as to reconstruct deformities caused by injury or disease.
Having aesthetic issues with your years ears can often be a cause for teasing in early childhood and can lead to life-long self-consciousness and shyness in adults.
Our team of board-certified surgeons safely and effectively perform this procedure on both pediatric patients as young as 5 years of age and on adults. We work to restore the balance and harmony of the face by modifying the ears to create a more pleasing facial contour. An ear surgery can dramatically improve both overall facial appearance and the patient’s self-esteem.
Are You or your child a Candidate for an ear surgery?
Otoplasty is a relatively simple procedure which can be done to patients as young as 5 years old, as long as their ears have fully matured, they can follow instructions and be comfortable with the concept of surgery.
Adults willing to undergo an ear surgery should be in good general health, be non-smokers or willing to quit prior to surgery and have clear realistic expectations of what ear modification surgery can achieve. Otoplasty can help fix:
- Disproportionally large ears
- Pointy or folded ears
- Asymmetrical ears in terms of size, shape or position
- Ears that are sticking out
- Previous ear surgery that did not produce the desired results
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The Recovery Process
Following an otoplasty you might experience mild discomfort which should wear off in a day or two. You will be prescribed some pain medication to help you be more comfortable. We will also provide you with special bandages which are to be worn for 3-4 days to help the ears heal in the correct position. Once this dressing is off, an elastic headband is to be worn for several weeks at night to make sure there is no trauma to the ears.
Adults would be ready to get back to their routine within 1 week of the procedure. It is advised that children have 2 weeks of recovery period. The results of otoplasty are permanent.