Ear Surgery (Otoplasty)
The ear surgery proceudre sets prominent ears back closer to the head and/or reduces the size of large ears. This procedure is most often performed on children between the ages of four and fourteen.
Approximately two hours.
Young children: usually general anesthesia is given. For older children or adults: a general or local anesthesia is used with sedation.
Usually this is an outpatient procedure.
Possible Side Effects:
Potential side effects from an ear surgery may include temporary throbbing, aching, swelling, redness and/or numbness.
The patient may return to school or work within five to seven days, and resume strenuous activity, such as contact sports in one to two months.