(ear setback surgery)
The correction of prominent ears can
be surgically corrected in children and adults. We
have found it is best in children with
ears to delay surgery until the child is old enough
participate in the decision to undergo surgery. We
comfortably and safely under local
on children as young as
5 years of age.
Even though this deformity may be present
from birth, it is regarded by most insurance
companies as cosmetic and not reimbursable.
This surgery can be as early as 5yrs of age, but is often
delayed to allow for added maturity. In our practice
most otoplasties are done under local anesthesia and usually
in our accredited office OR. Incisions are hidden
behind the ears and the surgery reshapes the supporting
ear cartilage. Approximate
time for this surgery is 60-90 minutes. Complications with this procedure
are relatively rare.
As with any other cosmetic procedure,
the best way to obtain specific information
is in a personal consultation with one
or more surgeons certified by the American
Board of Plastic Surgery.
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