What Are The Benefits Of Ear Surgery (Otoplasty)?
Prominent or protruding ears can be a source of embarrassment for many people, especially for children. Dr. Stastny has performed the otoplasty procedure on many patients to reshape or “pin back” their ears. Otoplasty can be used to add the missing “folds” or “curves” to an ear that does not have them, or it can be used to bring ears closer to the side of the head when they protrude out too far.
When Is The Right Time To Have An Otoplasty?
Anyone age six or older is probably old enough to have an otoplasty. At that age ear growth is almost complete. Also, it is important to correct the deformity before children are subjected to the psychological stress related to their condition. Dr. Stastny will evaluate you to make sure you are ready to have an otoplasty, make sure your medical condition is stable, and then discuss the procedure with you.
What You Can Expect After An Otoplasty
After an otoplasty you will be wearing a protective bandage for four to five days. At that time Dr. Stastny will remove the bandage, and show you how to modify it for protection while you sleep for the next few weeks. There is minimal discomfort associated with the otoplasty procedure, but Dr. Stastny will make sure you have medication to keep you comfortable.
Schedule a consultation with Dr. Stastny today to find out if an otoplasty would benefit you.