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.