Ear Surgery

Occasionally, a child’s ears develop in such a way that they protrude or stick out. Other times, people develop misshapen or disproportionate ears, and occasionally, people develop disfigured ears as the result of an accident. To correct these conditions, Dr. Goshtasby recommends a corrective surgery called otoplasty. In children, otoplasty is most often recommended before they enter school to help them avoid social embarrassment and ridicule from their classmates.

Otoplasty helps restore a more aesthetic shape, balance or position to one or both ears, as well as to correct certain ear injuries. As with many cosmetic procedures, otoplasty helps restore and maintain a good sense of self-worth and social confidence.

Am I a Candidate for Otoplasty?
Children who are at least 5 years old, cooperative, and accept the idea of undergoing surgery are excellent candidates for Otoplasty. Healthy teens and adults who are in good general health, do not smoke, and have realistic expectations of the outcome are also good candidates for otoplasty.
The Procedure
Dr. Goshtasby will make an incision on the back of each ear, then will place permanent internal stitches to shape and secure the cartilage to hold it nearer to the head. Ultimate care is taken to ensure a natural appearance.

After surgery, Dr. Goshtasby will apply surgical dressings that will help maintain your ears’ new shape while they heal, usually one to two weeks. Any scarring will fade over time.

Dr. Goshtasby will be happy to consult with you personally to explore your options for the best possible results.