Many patients, especially young children, may experience ridicule and embarrassment due to large or protruding ears. Others may feel self-conscious about the appearance of misshapen ears caused by an injury. When this occurs, many people of all ages look into plastic surgery to address these issues. An otoplasty, also known as ear surgery, is a surgical procedure that can improve the size and shape of the ears. This procedure can:
|☛ Correct ear deformities||☛ Repair damaged earlobes||☛ Minimize large ears||☛ Pin prominent ears|
|☛ Restore missing or torn ear cartilage||☛ Enhance facial balance||☛ Improve self-esteem|
Q: Am I a candidate for an otoplasty?
A: Ideal candidates for an otoplasty are typically unhappy with the size or shape of their ears. They may also have experienced damage or injury to the ear that has altered its shape. Patients must be in good health and have realistic expectations.
Q: What will my results be like following my surgery?
A: You can expect immediate results following your ear surgery. Your final results will become apparent after two weeks and are typically long lasting or permanent unless the ears suffer an injury that could potentially change the shape.
Q: How old does my child need to be to have ear surgery?
A: Ear surgery can be performed on young children usually starting around the age of 6 when their ears have fully developed.
Q: Are there any risks or side effects involved with an otoplasty?
A: The risks associated with an otoplasty are few. In rare cases, patients may experience blood clots, infection, asymmetry, or changes in skin sensation.