Have you been sensitive about the appearance of your ears? Have you grown your hair longer to hide your ear prominence? An otoplasty is a cosmetic operation that is designed to improve the shape of the ears and prevent them from protruding. Many adults and children have prominent ears. This condition can be corrected to achieve overall balance in facial appearance, improve self-confidence and increase sociability.
The procedure is performed using a hidden incision behind the ear. The procedure can often be performed under local anesthesia with some sedation and takes about 2 hours. Recovery is 2 to 3 weeks. If you or your child undergoes otoplasty, return to contact sports (i.e. football, martial arts, wrestling) should be approached with caution as these activities can disrupt the repair process of your ears.