Facial Surgery
Ear Reshaping Surgery

If protruding or disfigured ears bother you or your child, you may consider cosmetic ear surgery, also known as otoplasty. Ear surgery can improve the shape, position or proportion of an individual’s ears. It can correct a birth defect in the ear structure that reveals itself with development or it can be used to treat ears misshapen by an 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 for you or your child’s appearance and self-esteem.

Ear surgery can be performed to treat:

  • Overly large ears — a rare condition called macrotia
  • Protruding ears on one or both sides in varying degrees, not associated with hearing loss
  • Adult dissatisfaction with previous ear surgery

Ear Reshaping Surgery in Spokane WA

Children who are good candidates for ear surgery are:

  • Healthy overall, without any life-threatening illnesses or untreated chronic ear infections
  • Generally 5 years old, or when a child’s ear cartilage 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 any life-threatening illnesses or medical conditions that can impair healing
  • Non-smokers
  • Individuals with a positive outlook and specific goals in mind for ear surgery

 

What to Expect After Ear Surgery

Ear surgery offers almost immediate results for protruding ears, visible when the dressings that support the new shape of the ear during initial phases of healing are removed. Because the ear is permanently positioned closer to the head, surgical scars are either hidden behind the ear or well hidden within the natural creases of the ear.

 

Learn More…

Learn more about Ear Reshaping surgery at the American Society of Plastic Surgeons’ web site.