Otoplasty is a cosmetic surgery procedure that is performed to improve the appearance of the ears. Many people are born with ears that are overly large or stick out from the side of the head and, as children, this can make them an easy target for teasing from their peers. Through Otoplasty, or Ear Surgery, the aesthetic qualities of the ear are adjusted to look more normal, while the hearing is not altered.
The Otoplasty procedure can be performed on children ages 5 and up and it is often recommended the young the better both to avoid unnecessary years of teasing and because the ear cartilage is more malleable when we are young. If you are interested in learning more about the Otoplasty procedure and recovery process, and to find out if it may be right for you or your child, contact our office to schedule your consultation with Dr. Bressler today.