Ear Surgery (Otoplasty)
What is Ear Surgery (Otoplasty)?
Ear Surgery ( Otoplasty) can correct a defect in the ear structure that is present at birth that becomes apparent with development or it can treat misshapen ears caused by injury.
Ear surgery creates a more natural shape, while bringing balance and proportion to the ears and face. Correction of even minor deformities can have profound beneﬁts to appearance and self-esteem. If protruding or disﬁgured ears bother you or your child, you may consider plastic surgery.
Ear Surgery ( Otoplasty) can treat overly large ears — a condition called macrotia and Protruding ears occurring on one or both sides in varying degrees — not associated with hearing loss and adult dissatisfaction with previous ear surgery
Deciding on Ear Surgery
Healthy individuals who do not have a life-threatening illness or medical conditions that can impair
Ear surgery is a highly individualized procedure and you should do it for yourself, not to fulfill someone else’s desires or to try to ﬁt any sort of ideal image.
Medications are administered for your comfort during the surgical procedure. The choices include local, intravenous sedation or general anesthesia. Your doctor will recommend the best choice for you.
Benefits of Ear Plastic Surgery
Bringing proportion to the face if ears “stick out”
Correcting folded ear tips (lop ear)
Enhancing smaller ears or other congenital defects
Reshaping long or offset earlobes
Remedying an accidental injury, including something as serious as losing an ear.