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