Otoplasty is intended for adults and children, but is most commonly
performed on children between the ages of 6 and 14.to address patientsí
concerns about the prominence or protrusion of their ears. Otoplasty can be
performed on one or both ears to reshape or make them less prominent. The
procedure can also make ears more symmetrical or re-contour them to lay
flatter against the head.
Otoplasty is an outpatient procedure usually performed using general
anesthesia that involves making a small incision in the back of the ear and
using stitches to reshape the ear(s). The resulting scar is discreet and
may not visible depending on oneís hair style. After surgery, bandage worn
for about a week and is then replaced with a lighter type headband or
bandage. Most patients are overwhelmingly pleased with the results.
an initial consultation. Dr. Mallen evaluates the condition of the patientís
ear(s) and discusses the patientís desires. Dr. Mallen also shows photos of
other patients who have had otoplasty, makes recommendations, explains risks
and provides specific pre and post-surgical instructions.