An otoplasty, also known as ear surgery, is a surgical procedure that can correct birth defects and deformities of the ear. Often, the procedure is requested for children, but it is also common amongst adults who are bothered by overly large ears or excessively protruding ears.
Otoplasty is a good fit for patients who healthy, without serious illness, non-smoking and have specific aesthetic goals. As for children who are interested in otoplasty, they should be around the age of five, have stable cartilage and be capable of following instructions well. Consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Richard Bartlettif you are interested in the benefits of otoplasty. During your consultation, you should be ready to discuss your medical history and expectations for the procedure.
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