Otoplasty (Ear Reshaping) Cleveland

Otoplasty (Ear Reshaping)Otoplasty is a procedure performed for protruding or misshaped ears secondary to anatomical abnormalities. Otoplasty is most often performed on children before entering school to prevent children from receiving unnecessary ridicule and social embarrassment that can interfere with the child’s physiological development. Otoplasty will allow a child to feel more secure and confident about themselves. 

Facial features may appear unbalanced with overly large ears

Otoplasty is also performed on adults who may not have had their ears corrected as a child and now seek to improve the appearance and shape of their ears. The ears are reshaped either by cutting out excess cartilage or reshaping the cartilage via incisions behind the ear. In some instances, insurance will cover surgery.    

Otoplasty Goals

  • Prevent children from receiving unnecessary ridicule and social embarrassment
  • Improve self-esteem and confidence
  • Reshape and reduce overly large ears
  • Create balance and harmony to the face  

FAQs

How much downtime can I expect?    

Most patients can return to work or school in one week. Avoid strenuous activity for 2 weeks.

What age can a child have an otoplasty? 

Normally an otoplasty is performed between the age of 5 and 6 when the ear is fully developed, before they enter school.

Can adults have otoplasty?

Yes, Otoplasty can be performed on adults as well as children over the age of 5 or 6.

Will insurance cover otoplasty?   

Otoplasty is often considered to be cosmetic in nature, but in some circumstances, it is covered by insurance 

Have more questions?

During your consultation, Dr. Parry will be able to discuss a Cleveland otoplasty in greater detail. Contact us today to schedule your Cleveland facial plastic surgery consultation.

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