Ear surgery, also known as otoplasty, is performed to set prominent ears back closer to the head or to reduce, reshape or improve large or stretched earlobes, making them more symmetrical. It is performed on young children as well as adults. When considering a child for otoplasty, parents must be confident that they have their child’s best interest at heart. A positive attitude toward surgery is an important factor in all cosmetic surgery, but is especially critical when the patient is a child or adolescent. Frequently children are forced to endure teasing and ridicule at an early age. When this surgery is performed on children it will greatly enhance their self-esteem and avoid those potential problems. It is important that parents stay alert to their child’s feelings and it is best to wait until the child wants the surgery. Children are generally happier with the outcome if they are ready and prepared for the procedure. Adults may also benefit from this procedure, which improves self-esteem with relative ease.
This procedure is performed on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia in an accredited surgical facility. An incision is made in the back of the ear so cartilage can be sculpted or folded. Sutures are used to help maintain the new shape of the ear. There will be a faint scar in the back of the ear that will fade with time. Adults and children are usually up and around shortly following the surgery, and patients can usually return to work within 5 – 7 days following surgery. Patients are generally thrilled with the outcome of this surgery!
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