1.What is otoplasty?
Ear surgery, also known as Otoplasty, can improve the shape, position or proportion of the ear.
Otoplasty can correct a defect in the ear structure that is present at birth that becomes apparent with development or it can treat misshapen ears caused by injury.
Ear surgery creates a natural shape, while bringing balance and proportion to the ears and face. Correction of even minor deformities can have profound beneﬁts to appearance and self-esteem. If protruding or disﬁgured ears bother you or your child, you may consider plastic surgery.
Specifically ear surgery can treat:
Children who are good candidates for ear surgery are:
Teenagers and adults who are good candidates for ear surgery are:
Ear surgery is a highly individualized procedure and you should do it for yourself, not to fulﬁll someone else’s desires or to try to ﬁt any sort of ideal image.
3.Results and outlook
Ear surgery offers almost immediate results in cases of protruding ears, visible when the dressings that support the new shape of the ear during initial phases of healing are removed. With the ear permanently positioned closer to the head, surgical scars are either hidden behind the ear or well hidden within the natural creases of the ear.
The results of more extensive ear surgery and reconstruction may appear in stages over time.