Is Ear Surgery?
Plastic surgery of the
ear is most commonly performed to correct the position of ears
that protrude significantly from the sides of the head. Such protrusion
makes the ears appear to be larger than normal. Overly large ears
are a rare condition called macrotia. Protruding ears may occur
on one or both sides in varying degrees and are not associated
with hearing loss. Even adult dissatisfaction with previous ear
surgery is a basis for plastic surgery of the ear.
A consultation with Dr. Novotny is the first step
to ear surgery for you or your child. A consultation
is designed to fully educate you about ear surgery in a non-pressured
environment, and will include:
- A discussion of your goals and an evaluation
of your individual case
- The options available in to
correct you or your child's ear condition
- The likely outcomes of ear
surgery and any
risks or potential complications
- The course of treatment recommended by Dr.
- Dr. Novotny will also answer any of your questions
that appear to stick out or are overly large can be helped
by ear surgery.
incision is made in the back of the ear so cartilage can
be sculpted or folded. Stitches are used to close the incision
and help maintain the new shape.
a fold in the cartilage makes the ear lie flatter against the
head and appear more normal.