Ear surgery, or otoplasty, is performed to set prominent ears back closer to the head or to reduce the size of large ears. Often, this procedure is done on children between the ages of four and fourteen. The earlier the surgery, the less teasing and ridicule a child will have to endure.
Ear surgery usually takes two to three hours. Dr. Rosenblatt will make a small incision in the back of the ear to expose the ear cartilage. He will then sculpt the cartilage and bend it back toward the head. Non-removable stitches may be used to help maintain the new shape.
After ear surgery, the patient’s head will be wrapped in a bulky bandage immediately following surgery to promote the best molding and healing. Patients may experience some pain and discomfort; which can be helped with an oral pain medication.
For questions about financing, ask to speak with our Surgical Consultant at your appointment. They can discuss all fees and costs with you.
If you are considering a facial procedure, check out our ear surgery before and after photos to see the amazing results you could achieve.
Dr. Rosenblatt offers other facial reshaping procedures including facelift, nose surgery, neck lift, eyelid lift, brow/forehead lift, chin augmentation and neck liposuction.
If you are a patient in Manhattan or the surrounding areas of New York City and are considering cosmetic or reconstructive surgery, call Lenox Hill Plastic Surgery Center at (212) 570-6100. Our talented staff members can answer all your questions and also schedule your consultation.