Ear Surgery (Otoplasty)
Otoplasty is a cosmetic surgery procedure that involves reshaping or pinning the ears to alter their position, shape or projection. This procedure is popular among both adults and children.
Are you a good candidate for Ear Surgery?
Ear surgery may be the right procedure for you if you have:
- Ears that protrude from your head
- Ears that are uneven or overly large
- Ears that have become misshapen as a result of genetics or an injury
Ear surgery for children
Ear surgery is commonly performed on children whose ears are disproportionate or protruding. In these cases, the procedure is typically performed at age five (or older), once the cartilage of the ears is fully formed.
Children can truly benefit from ear surgery. In addition to creating a more aesthetically pleasing look, correcting the proportion and shape of the ears can have an extremely significant effect in bolstering a child’s self-esteem and self-confidence. After your child’s consultation with Dr. Connors, if you would like to talk to parents of children who have ear surgery to discuss their experience, we would be happy to provide you with their contact information.
Recovery from Cosmetic Ear Surgery
Dr. Connors performs ear surgery under general anesthesia at his chosen and fully accredited, outpatient surgery center. After your ear surgery procedure, you can expect a recovery period of approximately 1 to 2 weeks.
Visit our Patient Resources for more information on Dr. Connors’ specific post-operative instructions related to this procedure.
Dr. Connors was awarded the people’s choice honor of Best Plastic Surgeon of Atlanta for Facial Surgery by Jezebel Magazine. If you are interested in learning why Dr. Connors may be the plastic surgeon for your ear surgery or otoplasty, please contact our Atlanta office today at (404) 994-3388 for a complimentary consultation.
Note: The specific risks and the suitability of facelift surgery for a given individual can be determined only at the time of consultation. The information on this web site is not a substitute for a consultation.