Ear surgery typically serves two functions: setting ears back closer to the head or reducing the size of large ears. Eye surgery can also help “lop ear,” “cupped ear,” “shell ear,” microtia, large or stretched earlobes, and lobes with large creases and wrinkles.
- Ears are almost fully grown by age 4, so this operation can be performed as early as 4 and onward
- Both ears may be operated on to achieve a better balance, even if only one has a problem
- Ear surgery, also known as Otoplasty, leaves a faint scar on each ear that fades with time
- You should not expect your new ears to match exactly
- Schedule a consultation with our talented providers to find out if ear surgery is the right move for you
- This procedure can last two or three hours.
- General anesthesia is recommended for very young patients, while local anesthesia and a sedative are used for older children and adults.