If protruding or disﬁgured ears bother you or your child, you may consider plastic surgery.
Ear reshaping surgery, also known as otoplasty, can improve the shape, position or proportion of the ear. It can correct a defect in the ear structure that is present at birth that becomes apparent with development or it can treat misshapen ears caused by injury.
Ear surgery creates a natural shape, while bringing balance and proportion to the ears and face. Correction of even minor deformities can have profound beneﬁts to appearance and self-esteem. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Lynn Derby can use this procedure to make a marked difference in your or your child's life.
Ear surgery can be used to treat:
Children who are good candidates for ear surgery are:
Teenagers and adults who are good candidates for ear surgery are:
Ear surgery offers almost immediate results in cases of protruding ears, visible when the dressings that support the new shape of the ear during initial phases of healing are removed. With the ear permanently positioned closer to the head, surgical scars are either hidden behind the ear or well hidden within the natural creases of the ear. The results of more extensive ear surgery and reconstruction may appear in stages over time.