Ear Surgery or, Otoplasty, is performed to improve the appearance of the ears when they are overly prominent or stick out from the sides of the head. Children with overly prominent ears are often made the target teasing by their peers and this teasing can damage their self-esteem well into adulthood. Children typically as young as 6 and up are eligible for ear surgery and it is often recommended that the procedure be performed early on as the cartilage is more malleable. That said, teens and adults can also benefit from the procedure.
The potentially dramatic results obtained from this relatively minor surgery, including the reshaping, reduction in size, creation of symmetry, as well as the “pinning back” of the ears, can improve an individual’s self-esteem. It is the only plastic surgery procedure commonly performed on children who, after the age of 6 years, can undergo the procedure as their ears are 90% or more of adult size.
If you are tired of feeling self-conscious about the appearance of your ears and are interested in learning more about ear surgery procedure and recovery process for you or your child, I’d suggest coming over to the office for a consultation, so that I can assess your specific situation and come up with the right treatment solution.