Ear surgery is used to either change the shape of the ears, to either alter their size or to make them more symmetrical and more in harmony with a face.
It is one of the most commonly performed facial plastic surgeries in the western hemisphere.
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Be it due to a birth defect or a traumatic experience, ear surgery helps make a face more symmetrical. It can also improve one’s ability to wear glasses or earrings more comfortably.
This procedure can be performed under local anesthesia or general anesthesia. The patient may prefer one or the other and the surgeon would advise which is best.
Frequently asked questions
Are there risks involved with this procedure?
Otoplasty is a safe procedure, it rarely has any complications.
When would results appear?
While swelling around the ears may last for about eight to seven days after surgery, the results are usually quite obvious right after the surgeon takes the dressings off.
What is the ideal age for an otoplasty?
There is no specific limitation or ideal age for undergoing an otoplasty. Consult closely with your trusted plastic surgeon, as he will best evaluate the proper timing for this procedure.