Otoplasty - Ear Surgery To Enhance Ear Shape



Otoplasty, or ear surgery, is a minimally invasive procedure that can improve the appearance of prominent ears and correct any aesthetic imbalances. The ears are an important part of your facial profile and may be a subject of concern for patients who suffer from protruding or misshapen ears. There are various reasons for asymmetrical ears. A few common causes include genetics or previous trauma that has affected ear shape. Some patients are simply unhappy with the way their ears are currently positioned and wish to improve ear shape to achieve a more aesthetically-pleasing result. Otoplasty can reshape the ears to better complement your facial profile. Ear surgery is commonly performed on children, though adults can also undergo otoplasty for symmetrical results.

Otoplasty At A Glance
Pins back prominent ears that extend outward
Can address genetic irregularities or past damage to the shape of your ears
Repositions the ears to better align with the rest of your facial profile
Uses a minimal incision approach to drastically reduce visible scarring
Can improve the appearance of ear creases
Ideal for children and adults who would like to enhance ear symmetry

Your Otoplasty Procedure

Otoplasty surgery can be performed at an outpatient surgical facility or a local hospital; this is dependent on the specifics of your individual procedure. During otoplasty surgery, incisions are placed behind the ear to ensure that scars are virtually invisible. Your ear surgeon can reshape and reposition ear cartilage to produce a more natural contour. Ears can also be pinned back to correct outward-pointing ears and bring them closer to your head.

Adult patients can undergo additional facial rejuvenation procedures in conjunction with ear surgery. A facelift, chin augmentation, brow lift, or rhinoplasty can further improve facial aesthetics and add balance.

What To Expect After Undergoing Otoplasty Surgery

Otoplasty patients typically experience about 1 week of downtime after undergoing ear surgery. Mild bruising or swelling is common following treatment and may last about 7-10 days. Otoplasty usually requires head dressings to be worn for a few days after your surgery. Further recovery guidelines and timeframes can be explained by your ear surgeon during your in-person consultation.

Ear surgery can achieve long-term improvements to the size and shape of your ears. By repositioning and reshaping ear cartilage, your otoplasty surgeon can re-contour each ear to attain a natural-looking curvature.

Get Started With Otoplasty

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