Ear Surgery (Otoplasty)
Otoplasty is the correction of prominent, enlarged or asymmetric ears. This may be a result of heredity or may result from trauma or injury.
Conditions addressed by otoplasty include:
- Large ears
- Prominent or overly protruding ears
- Prominent or large earlobes
- Deformity of the ear due to injury (Cauliflower ear)
- Reconstruction of the ear for defects due to cancer or trauma
During otoplasty, cartilage and skin may be removed or reshaped to adjust the size, shape and position of the ears. The earlobe can be addressed together or separately if necessary. Surgery is performed on an outpatient basis. Pain and downtime or minimal. For the correction of prominent ears, a band may be used to support and compress the ears during recovery to prevent relapse.