Surgery of the ear, also known as otoplasty, is a procedure that helps reduce protrusion of the ear away from the head. Most often, ear pinning surgery is performed on children between the ages of four to fourteen. Ears that “stick out” are often the source of teasing and ridicule in young children. This teasing can have a devastating effect on the child’s psyche.
Otoplasty Procedure by Dr. Eric Weiss
Dr. Weiss begins your initial consultation by reviewing before and after photos of other otoplasty patients, and will help you select the level of correction for you to achieve your desired look. All applicable costs will also be reviewed during this confidential appointment.
Otoplasty ear surgery involves reshaping the prominent portions of the ear and helping them look less noticeable. Most prominent ears have a poorly shaped upper ear fold and an overdeveloped cartilage portion in the middle region of the ear. Dr. Eric Weiss examines each patient carefully and designs a customized plan for ear reshaping. The majority of the surgery is done from the back of the ear and no visible scars can be seen on the front of the ear.
Following the procedure, patients will relax in the recovery room for a short period of time. There is little discomfort with ear reshaping. Dr. Weis is able to numb the ear area after surgery so that for many hours there is little to no discomfort. For the first night after ear reshaping surgery, patients will sleep with their head elevated. Patients are able to wash their hair by the third day after surgery. Most patients may return to school or work after about five days.