What is Ear Surgery?

Large Ears or those that protrude may bother you to the point that you consider ear plastic surgery or Otoplasty. Frequently the surgical procedure to treat protruding ears is called “ ear pinning”. Children experiencing these conditions are also candidates and can benefit from ear plastic surgery to correct overly large or disfigured ears that can occur at birth or from trauma.

Otoplasty surgery can improve the shape, position, or proportion of the ear and correct a defect in the ear structure that is present at birth. Injuries leading to misshapen ears can also be surgically treated for dismemberments.

Ear surgery creates a 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.

Ear surgery can treat:

  • Overly large ears – a rare condition called macrotia
  • Protruding ears occurring on one or both sides in varying degrees

Children who are good candidates for ear surgery are:

  • Healthy individuals who do not have a life-threatening illness or untreated chronic ear infections
  • Generally five years old or have ear cartilage that is stable enough for correction
  • Cooperative and follow instructions well
  • Able to communicate their feelings and do not voice objections when surgery is discussed

Teenagers and adults who are good candidates for ear surgery are:

  • Healthy individuals who do not have a life threatening illness or medical conditions that can impair healing
  • Non-smokers
  • Individuals with a positive outlook and specific goals in mind for ear surgery

 

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