Who is a candidate for Ear Reshaping (Otoplasty)?

  • Individuals who have large protruding ears.
  • Individuals who lack the normal definition of their ear cartilage.
  • Individuals who, due to trauma, have defects or irregularity of their ears.
  • Individuals who cover their ears with hair due to the unsightly appearance of their ears.
  • Children (7 or older) who have significant peer pressure due to protruding ears.

Intended results of Ear Reshaping:

  • Natural-looking ears with reduction in size and protrusion.
  • Boosted self-esteem in both children and adults.

Ear Reshaping procedure description:

  • The procedure is done as an outpatient under general anesthesia and occasionally under local anesthesia.
  • With an array of elegant techniques, the ear is set back and the cartilages are reshaped.
  • The scar is behind the ear and most likely unnoticeable.

Recuperation and healing following Ear Reshaping:

  • A head dressing is worn for one day.
  • After that, most patients will need to wear a compressive band at night for 1 month.
  • There is very little discomfort associated with this procedure.
  • Most ear plastic surgery patients are able to go back to work or school in 7-10 days.

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