Ear surgery, or an otoplasty, is a commonly performed procedure used to set prominent ears back closer to the head or to reduce the overall size of large ears. Otoplasty surgery can be performed on adults, but is typically performed on children around the time they enter school, once the ears are fully formed. Adults who receive otoplasty surgery typically do so due to injury or trauma to the ear.
Before your ear surgery, you will meet with Dr. Saltz to discuss your aesthetic goals and how the surgery will proceed. Otoplatsy corrects protruding ears by creating or increasing the size of the fold inside the rim of the ear and reducing the amount of cartilage in the ear. Dr. Saltz makes the incisions on the back of the ear so they are concealed from view.
After your procedure, you will notice bruising and swelling around the ears. Children may need up to a week to recovery from surgery and return to school. Full recovery typically takes about three months. At this point, you can resume all your normal activities.
Contact our office today to schedule a consultation for yourself or your child.