Ear surgery, or otoplasty, is usually done to set prominent ears back closer to the head or to reduce the size of large ears.
Ears are almost fully grown by age five, and the earlier the surgery, the less teasing and ridicule an individual will have to endure. However, most patients do better when they can understand the reason for ear surgery, therefore having a greater appreciation for the results obtained. This is not just a surgery for children however and anyone that feels self conscious about their ears would benefit.
In otoplasty, the ears are positioned closer to the head by reshaping the ear cartilage. This is accomplished through incisions placed behind the ears so that subsequent scars will be concealed in a natural skin crease.
Consultations for ear surgery are available at both Scottsdale and Mesa, Arizona office locations.
13 year old female living in Scottsdale, felt her ears stuck out to much. It was particularly bothersome when she wore her hair up or pulled back. She had a bilateral otoplasty (ear surgery) that required the removal of some ear cartilage as well as sutures to hold the ears in a aesthetic position
12 year old female from Glendale who was seen in the Scottsdale office to discuss her ears that stuck out. The right ear didn’t match the left ear either and the surgical goal was to make them less prominent and more symmetrical. She underwent bilateral otoplasty (ear surgery) that required creating a missing fold in her cartilage and pulling in the lower part of the left ear.