Ear Surgery

Ear surgery (known medically as otoplasty) can correct protruding ears that may be a source of embarrassment or, in the case of children especially, emotional pain. At Huntington Plastic Surgery Institute, our team of board-certified plastic surgeons is dedicated to providing our patients with less prominent ears that can help them avoid negative attention and, for younger patients, teasing, and bullying.

What Does Ear Surgery Do?

Ear surgery corrects the appearance of unusually large or protruding ears by changing their shape, size, or angle through a variety of treatment options, including ear augmentation, ear pinning (pulling ears closer to the head), and ear reduction. It can be performed on both children and adults. In some cases, some protrusion may return either due to the continued growth of ears and also due to stretching but the overall results should remain a major improvement.

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What Are the Benefits of Ear Surgery?
In addition to reducing the prominence of ears, the surgery provides a more balanced and proportional appearance of the ears in relation to the face. Other types of ear surgery can also be utilized for individuals with abnormalities in the ears’ shape, including structural issues that have resulted after an injury or the use of certain types of jewelry, such as heavy earrings or gauges.

Studies have shown that ear surgery significantly improves patients’ mental wellbeing. Many individuals who receive the treatment experience a positive change in their self-esteem and confidence. Children may also experience reduced anxiety.

Who is a Good Candidate for Ear Surgery?
If you or your child suffers from effects brought on by overly large or disproportional ears and are in good health, then ear surgery may be a viable solution. There are a few key considerations to keep in mind, however. First, it’s important to note that otoplasty does not change the ears’ natural location and has no impact on hearing ability.

While children can receive this treatment, the surgery should be done after their ears have grown to their full size, which is typically after the age of 5. Additionally, children should be able to follow directions from medical staff and clearly communicate their consent to the procedure.

Ear Surgery with Huntington Plastic Surgery Institute

The expert plastic surgeons at Huntington Plastic Surgery Institute understand that cosmetic enhancements are more than superficial, especially when it comes to ear surgery. Our team is committed to providing you or your loved one with an improved appearance that will benefit the patient’s long-term quality of life.

For more information about our full range of treatments and procedures, call us at the number listed on your screen or visit our contact page.