Protruding ears (lop ears) can be a source of unwanted attention and embarrassment, especially for younger children. Otoplasty surgery reshapes and repositions ears to provide a more natural ear appearance.
Computer imaging is difficult to perform for otoplasty. Instead, before and after photos of our patients are offered during your consultation.
Access incisions are placed behind both ears for optimal scar camouflage. Underlying cartilage is reshaped with permanent sutures and incisions are closed.
For otoplasty, plan to take 5-7 days off from work. This time frame allows for most of the swelling and bruising to subside. We take special precautions during surgery to minimize swelling and bruising, and ask you to use ice and special creams in the immediate few days that follow.
Most patients go home on the day of surgery, and are up and about within 24 hours. Prior to your operation, we will provide you with a detailed set of instructions from our office, and will remain available 24-7 to answer any questions, should they arise.
During the surgery, you will not feel any pain due to anesthesia and sedation. After the operation, most otoplasty patients experience mild to moderate discomfort, and may require prescription pain medications in the first 24-72 hours. Regular Tylenol is typically taken after that time frame, on as needed basis.