Otoplasty surgery is done to correct the shape, position, or proportion of the ear. Oftentimes, ear structure defects that are present at birth become more apparent as the ear develops. Otoplasty can create a more natural shape for the ears, as well as bring balance to both the ears and face. Read on to see if you are a good candidate for otoplasty surgery.
What can an Otoplasty Treat?
Otoplasty surgery can treat a selection of concerns, including overly large ears and protruding ears. It can also correct issues that previous ear surgeries have caused.
Who is a good candidate?
Oftentimes, otoplasty is performed on children and teenagers who need their ears corrected. Having said that, many adults have also come in for an otoplasty. It can be performed on one or both ears. Children who are good candidates include those who are healthy, and do not have untreated or chronic ear infections. Children should also be five years old or older before undergoing otoplasty surgery, so the ear’s cartilage is stable enough for surgery, as the ear has achieved 80% of its adult size by this time.
Teenagers and adults who are good candidates include healthy individuals who do not smoke, and who have reasonable expectations for the outcome of their procedure.
If you have undergone otoplasty surgery to correct protruding ears, results are almost immediate. Final results will become visible when the initial phases of healing are complete, and dressings are removed. Scars will be hidden either behind the ear or within the creases of the ear, and are not noticeable.
A consultation with Dr. Berman at his Boca Raton office can help determine whether this procedure can benefit you. For more information on otoplasty surgery, or to schedule a consultation, contact Berman Plastic Surgery & Spa today at 561-417-0171. For more information please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.