Otoplasty is a cosmetic surgery procedure that is performed to improve the appearance of the ars in those whose ears protrude from the size of the head or are disproportionately large. Kids with overly prominent ears are often made the target of unnecessary years of teasing which can negatively impact their self-confidence well into adulthood. Otoplasty can also reconstruct the ear appearance following a trauma or cancer surgery that has impacted the shape of the ear.
The Otoplasty, or Ear Surgery, procedure is performed through a small incision behind the ear. Next, the cartilage is manipulated and repositioned and then sutured closed. The incision is virtually invisible after the procedure. For most patients it takes 2-3 weeks to resume full normal activities. If you are interested in learning more about the Otoplasty procedure and recovery process, and to find out if it may eb right for you, contact our office to schedule your consultation with Dr. Yang today.