Every year there are thousands of Americans who seek cosmetic surgery to improve the appearance of their ears. The surgery is common in adult patients – but even more common in children. Many children are born with ears that protrude broadly from their skull, or that are misshapen or very large.
A cosmetic surgery, also know as an otoplasty can improve these conditions and give patients the beautiful ears they have always wanted. The procedure may also be covered or partially covered by your insurance depending on the condition of your ears. In pediatric patients, Dr. Core often recommends that the procedure be performed after the age of four. Many parents choose to have this surgery done before their child enters school out of fear of teasing or self-consciousness in their children. Adult patients can receive this surgery at any time.
An otoplasty can correct your ears in a number of ways. One of the most common forms of otoplasty is a procedure that “pins back” ears that protrude widely from the skull. Your ears can also be reduced in size or reshaped if that is the condition that is concerning to you.
All otoplasty incisions are made at the back of your ear to minimize the appearance of scars. The entire procedure takes less than 2 hours and can be performed in our office.
If you are concerned about the size, shape or projection of your own or your child’s ears, contact Dr. Grady Core today.