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Candidates for Otoplasty


Otoplasty is typically performed on children between 7 and 14 years of age. Children must have fully developed ears, which varies between patients but typically occurs around 7 years of age. Performing otoplasty on undeveloped ears can affect the quality of the results. It may be recommended that children undergo otoplasty at a young age to avoid unnecessary teasing and social complications.


Adults considering otoplasty should be in good health and have realistic expectations about their results. Patients as young as 16 and 17 can be considered “adults” because their bodies are closer to being fully matured by this age. Ear surgery is highly successful in adults and typically has a profound impact on their self-esteem and self-image.
Benefits of Otoplasty
  1. Otoplasty is ideal for treating ears that stick out too much
  2. An incision is placed behind the ear, along the natural folds
  3. A wedge of cartilage is removed, which allows the ear to sit more flush with the head
  4. Incisions are closed and bandaged
Addressing Any Concerns You May Have

Immediately following your surgery, you will feel groggy from the anesthesia. You will experience bruising, redness, and swelling between two and four weeks, after which the effects should begin to subside.

A special headband is worn to protect your ears while sleeping, which is to be worn for two to three weeks. You can return to strenuous sporting activities after four weeks. It is important that you see Dr. Baker for your routine follow-up visits, at which time he will advise you as to what activities you may engage in. Minor swelling may remain for up to six weeks.

Frequently Asked Questions About Otoplasty
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