Corrective ear surgery may be performed on large and protruding ears, or earlobes that have been stretched, torn or gauged. Oversized, prominent ears can be a serious source of angst for school-aged children, and often make us feel self-conscious. Otoplasty can be performed anytime after the age of five (when the ear is approximately 85% of adult size), and through a variety of techniques creates a natural shape and position of the ear.
Ear surgery is performed to correct prominent ears and is usually done under general anesthesia, and procedures to fix deformed earlobes are usually done in the office under local anesthesia alone.
After surgery for prominent ears, a head wrap is left in place for four to five days to protect the ears from external trauma during the critical healing period. After the wrap is removed, a band is worn at night only for the next two weeks. Contact sports may be resumed in six weeks.
After earlobe repair surgery, there is no head wrap or activity restriction other than avoidance of contact sports for six weeks, and lobes may be pierced in six weeks.
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If you are interested in Ear Surgery (Otoplasty) or would like to learn more about this procedure, please contact Kyle Song M.D. to set up a consultation by calling (949) 701-4454 or by completing our convenient online request form. Dr. Song will work closely with you to develop a surgical plan designed to deliver the look and feel you want. Kyle Song M.D. serves the Irvine & Orange County, CA areas.