When should ear surgery be performed?
How is ear surgery performed?
Otoplasty is performed under local or general anesthesia or in conjunction with other facial procedures. Surgery begins with a well-hidden incision in the natural fold just behind the ear. Based on the shaping needs of the patient, cartilage and skin may be removed and molded with sutures as needed. Recovery typically takes about one full week as long as post-surgery instructions are followed.