As specialists in facial enhancement procedures for women and men, the surgeons at Macleod Trail Plastic Surgery perform otoplasty (cosmetic ear surgery) in patients looking for a more refined and less prominent appearance to their ears.
Cosmetic ear surgery, technically called otoplasty, typically serves two functions: setting prominent ears back closer to the head, and reducing the size of large ears. Surgery may also be helpful for large or stretched earlobes, including stretched piercings and related trauma.
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Otoplasty (Ear Surgery)
During surgery, a small incision is made behind the ear, revealing the cartilage which is then sculpted into its new position and stitched into place. A bandage is wrapped around the head for approximately 5 days to protect the new positioning. To achieve better balance, both ears may be operated on even if only one has a problem.
Otoplasty can be performed under a local or general anesthetic depending on several factors and will discussed during your consultation. Patients may experience discomfort for several days to weeks, and it is recommended to wear a head band to bed for up to a month after surgery to protect the surgical reconstruction.
Surgery to repair stretch or torn earlobes secondary to piercings is done under a local anesthetic and typically heals with minimal pain and results in a fine scar. 3-4 months are typically required for healing before a new piercing can placed.