This deformity causes deeper emotional upset than is generally realized by parents or patient’s friends. The visual and psychological improvement following this surgery is exciting and rewarding to the patient, family and surgeon.
Adolescents and adults may choose to have otoplasty for various reasons including being self-conscious about their ears since childhood, improving their hair styling options or to feel less self conspicuous when getting out of the water.
Children may have otoplasty after 5 years of age when the ear has achieved the majority of its growth and prior to entering grammar school. Otoplasty in children is usually performed under general anesthesia at an outpatient surgery. Otoplasty performed on adolescents and adults is done under twilight anesthesia at our accredited surgery center.