Dr. Lalla's Expert Ear Surgery (Otoplasty)
Ear surgery for children or adults can set prominent ears back closer to the head and reduce the size of large ears. Surgery may also be helpful for “lop ear,” “cupped ear” and “shell ear,” large or stretched earlobes, and lobes with creases and wrinkles. The procedure lasts for two to three hours and may be performed in a hospital, office-based facility or an outpatient surgery center under general or local anesthesia.
There are various motivations for ear surgery, one of which being a birth deformity. This procedure is best suited for adult patients, as the cartilage is stable enough to support ear repair. As this is a surgical procedure, it is best for children who have high cooperation, as well as teenagers who have a better understanding of what the procedure entails and its outcome. As with most other procedures, patients should be in good overall health before the surgery.
During the procedure, your surgeon will place incisions in natural folds of the ear to decrease visibility of the incision scars. The results of the procedure are noticeable immediately and will continue to improve over time as swelling continuously goes down.
One thing to note is that ear surgery will not produce two identical or symmetrical ears, as having two identical ears would appear unnatural. During the recovery period, you may experience itchiness, and this is an incredibly normal response! Remember to wear your bandages to ensure the best results and expect a recovery period of about one to two weeks.
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