Ear Surgery for Prominent Ears
Otoplasty is one of the most common plastic surgeries for children, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, although many adults also have this plastic surgery. Otoplasty is usually performed to improve the appearance of the ears so that the child would not have to endure ridicule from peers throughout their childhood.
Ear surgery can correct protruding ears, large or otherwise deformed earlobes, “lop ear” (where the ear tip bends down and forward), and “cupped” or “shell ear” (which could be a very tiny ear or an ear without natural creases). In a successful otoplasty procedure, the ears will be in proportion to the size and shape of the face and head.
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What to Expect
Otoplasty is performed in an outpatient medical surgery center, in our office, or in a hospital setting. Patients return home within hours of the procedure on the same day. Under normal conditions, ear surgery usually takes about two to three hours. Patients can return to school or work in 5 to 7 days, and strenuous activity or contact sports can resume within 1 to 2 months. In most cases, ear surgery will leave a faint scar in the back of the ear that will fade with time. Even when only one ear appears to protrude, surgery is usually performed on both ears to create balance. Otoplasty will not alter hearing ability. Visit our office in Freehold, Monmouth County, NJ for your Ear Surgery consultation.