The goal of otoplasty or ear surgery is to reshape, resize, or reposition the ears to improve the aesthetic appearance or function. Otoplasty surgery can enhance a patient’s confidence by bringing more balance to the ears and face. There are different techniques to address the ear which will be determined with Dr. Crofts based on the needs of the patient.
As a board certified plastic surgeon with over 20 years of experience, Dr. Crofts has performed hundreds of otoplasty procedures. Otoplasty surgery takes a very skilled and experienced surgeon to adjust the positioning of the ears all while preserving nerves and minimizing incisions. Dr. Crofts’ artistic eye and experience with otoplasty procedures will give you the confidence in knowing he can assist you in reaching your surgical goals in the safest way possible.
Ear surgery patients are generally 8 years old or when a child’s ear cartilage is stable enough for correction. Children who are good candidates for ear surgery are healthy, without a life-threatening illness or untreated chronic ear infections. Teenagers and adults who are good candidates for ear surgery are healthy individuals who do not have a life-threatening illness or medical conditions that can impair healing.
The recovery for ear surgery is often less than expected. Patients need to avoid strenuous activity and lifting items heavier than 5 pounds for 2 weeks after surgery. Patients will also wear an ear band day and night for 2 weeks and then just at night for an additional 6 weeks.