Ear Surgery

Ear Surgery, also known as Otoplasty, is one of the most highly requested procedures among children between 4 and 14 years of age. In addition, adults request ear surgery after years of discontentment with their ears. Ear surgery may treat a variety of conditions, including:

  • Ears that are distant from the head
  • Enlarged ears
  • Enlarged earlobes
  • Ear tips that fold down
  • Ears that turn inward around the edges
  • Missing ear folds or curves
  • Ear loss

Otoplasty Procedure

Dr. Hardesty combines his reconstructive surgery training and talent with aesthetic surgical experience to deliver positive outcomes for their patients.

The Incision

Surgery often requires a small incision that is located behind the ear. In some cases, small incisions may be made in key locations at creases on the front of the ear. The goal is to ensure that incisions locations when healed are unnoticeable.

The Technique

Surgery is designed to reframe the ears into an optimal form for the face. The ears may be repositioned to a more desirable location. Sutures may also be used to hold the ears in their new location and new form. Excess skin may be trimmed away.

Ear Surgery Recovery

Recovery from surgery usually means remaining at rest for a few days after the procedure. This time period is usually several days at which time you can return to normal daily activities. It is also important to follow post operative instructions in order to help ensure a smooth recovery. The positive results from the procedure are immediately evident and continue to improve within weeks following surgery. People seeking ear surgery usually are not interested in the procedure for vanity reasons, but often feel the results boost self confidence through an improved aesthetic appearance of the ears.

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