Ear surgery, also known as otoplasty, can improve the shape, position or proportion of the ear. 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.
We offer a variety of ear surgery procedures to:
We offer ear surgery for children and adults.
As with any surgery, you should have realistic expectations. We will help you understand those at your consultation appointment.
Ideal candidates include:
The success and safety of your procedure depends on your complete candidness during your consultation. During your consultation, we will discuss:
Make sure you bring a list of your own questions and concerns. Please feel free to bring a supportive friend to help you listen or take notes. Become well-informed before you make a final decision.
Once you have completed your consultation and decided ear surgery is right for you, it’s time to prepare for surgery day. We might ask you to:
We will also give you instructions on what to do the day before and morning of surgery, and instructions for self-care after surgery. You will need to arrange for a ride home on surgery day. Also, make sure someone stays with you at least the first night following surgery.
Discomfort immediately following ear surgery is normal and can be controlled with pain medication. There may be an itchy feeling under bandages. It is essential that bandages remain intact and are not removed, for any reason. Failure to do so may result in loss of some of the correction and may require a secondary surgery.
We will give you complete written instructions for a safe and comfortable recovery. Instructions will include:
Although good results are expected, there is no guarantee. In some situations, it may not be possible to achieve optimal results with a single surgical procedure and another surgery may be necessary.