Creating balance, symmetry and aesthetic attractiveness in the ears.
Ear surgery, or otoplasty, is usually done to set prominent ears back closer to the head or to reduce the size of large ears. This is often performed on children after the age of 4. However, many adults opt to have ear surgery to rectify life long concerns and improve self-image.
In most cases, ear surgery will leave a faint scar in the back of the ear that will fade with time and be unnoticeable with common healing. Even when only one ear appears to protrude, surgery is usually performed on both ears for a better balance.
Advantages of Otoplasty:
- Improved self-confidence and self-image
- Reduction of teasing and bullying risks
- Greater symmetry and balance in the ears
- Ears proportionate to other features
- Ear deformities corrected
Stitches are usually removed, or will dissolve, in about a week. Any activity in which the ear might be bent should be avoided for a month or so. Most adults can go back to work about five days after surgery. Children can go back to school after seven days or so, if they’re careful about playground activity.
Most patients, young and old alike, are thrilled with the results of ear surgery. Though no surgery can predict perfect symmetry, when you have discussed the procedure and your expectations with Dr. Weisberg and Dr. Daniel before the operation, chances are you will be quite pleased with the result.