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An otoplasty or ear reshaping procedure is usually performed for prominent, large, or unusually shaped ears. The procedure can improve the shape, positioning, or proportion of the ears. The otoplasty procedure brings balance and symmetry to the overall aesthetic of the ears and face.

How is the otoplasty performed?

If you are found to be a candidate for otoplasty, our surgeon will expertly reshape the ears with hidden incisions behind the ear near its crease or in the earlobe. The scars after otoplasty are discreet once they have fully healed. Otoplasty can be performed for any ear that has experienced trauma or has a deformity. Recovery after otoplasty usually requires one week off work or school and often a headband is worn for a few weeks following.

What are the common reasons for getting otoplasty?

An otoplasty or ear reshaping procedure is usually performed for prominent, large, or unusually shaped ears. The procedure can improve the shape, positioning, or proportion of the ears. The otoplasty procedure brings balance and symmetry to overall facial aesthetics.

How is otoplasty performed?

If you are a candidate for otoplasty, your surgeon will reshape the ears with well-hidden incisions behind the ear near the crease or inside the earlobe. The scars after otoplasty are discreet once fully healed. Otoplasty can be performed to correct deformities, whether existing or as a result of trauma.

Is otoplasty a painful procedure?

The first 24 hours after an otoplasty tend to be the most uncomfortable. Afterwards, pain management is very minimal and will continue to improve up to 6 weeks after surgery.

What is the recovery process like after otoplasty?

Recovery after otoplasty usually requires one week off work or school and often a headband is worn for a few weeks following.

Are the results of otoplasty permanent?

The results of an otoplasty surgery can be considered semi-permanent within reason After surgery, your results will likely continue to evolve and improve up to one year after surgery. However, it is important to note that there is no completely \u201cpermanent\u201d cosmetic procedure. Our bodies are dynamic, and we all continue to age over time.

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