Ear Surgery (otoplasty)

Face Procedures

Ear Surgery (otoplasty)

Ear surgery, also known as Otoplasy, improves the shape of the ears to correct the appearance of protruding ears.

Ear surgery may be appropriate to achieve overall harmony among facial features, and to improve self-confidence for adults or
children with projecting, overly large or deformed ears. These procedures can be safely performed in children as young as 5 years old as their ears are fully formed by that age.

Specialized techniques with incisions inconspicuously placed inside or behind the ear create a natural appearance.

Generally performed as an outpatient procedure, ear surgery is most commonly performed under local anesthesia with sedation.

Recovery depends on the extent of your ear surgery, and any accompanying procedures. You may engage in light activity the day after your surgery; a return to more normal activity may take 1-2 weeks. Your appearance will gradually refine over the following 4-6 weeks.

Proper skincare and sun protection are essential during healing. Results from ear surgery are generally permanent.