Ear Surgery


 

What is Ear Surgery?

If protruding or disfigured ears bother you or your child, you may consider plastic surgery. Ear surgery - also known as otoplasty - can improve the shape, position, or proportion of the ear. It can correct a defect in the ear structure that is present at birth and can treat misshapen ears caused by injury.

Ear surgery creates a natural shape, while bringing balance and proportion to the ears and face. Correction of even minor deformities can have profound benefits to appearance and self-esteem.

Ear surgery can treat:

  • Overly large ears - a rare condition called macrotia
  • Protruding ears occurring on one or both sides in varying degrees

Children who are good candidates for ear surgery are:

  • Healthy individuals who do not have a life-threatening illness or untreated chronic ear infections
  • Generally five years old or have ear cartilage that is stable enough for correction
  • Cooperative and follow instructions well
  • Able to communicate their feelings and do not voice objections when surgery is discussed

Teenagers and adults who are good candidates for ear surgery are:

  • Healthy individuals who do not have a life-threatening illness or medical conditions that can impair healing
  • Non-smokers
  • Individuals with a positive outlook and specific goals in mind for ear surgery

 

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Consulation and Preparing for Surgery

Procedures

Risks and Safety

Recovery After Surgery

Results

Cost

Location
Plastic Surgery and Dermatology Associates LLC
8501 Arlington Boulevard, Suite 310
Fairfax, VA 22031
Phone: 703-436-1640
Fax: (703) 645-0130
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