Otoplasty is a common procedure that is performed to make ears less prominent in both children and adults. In most cases, the procedure is done through a post-auricular incision (i.e. behind the ear) which hides evidence of having the surgery. Dr. Westine tailors the procedure to each patient’s needs so that the overall result is a natural appearance in the shape of and form of the ear. The optimal age for otoplasty in children is generally between five and eight years of age. This is the age that children first become aware of physical differences between themselves and their peers; approximately 5% of the population has overly prominent ears. At this age, the ear is almost 85% of its adult size and children can be willing participants in their surgery.
Ear reshaping requires a surgeon who not only specializes in facial anatomy, but has a keen eye in facial aesthetics. Dr. Westine uses a variety of techniques to create a more aesthetically pleasing ear. This customized approach allows for your ears to be fit for your face. He avoids an overly done look by his modification of techniques allowing for a natural-appearing ear.
As with all facial plastic surgery, a thorough health assessment and realistic expectations are prerequisites. Your understanding of procedures, routines, and risks is essential to a successful final result. Following your consultation, we continue our discussion at the preoperative appointment.
The success and safety of your otoplasty depends very much on your complete candidness during your initial consultation. Dr. Westine will ask a number of questions about your health, desires, and lifestyle.
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