Ear Surgery

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What is an Ear Surgery?

Ear surgery, or otoplasty, is usually done to set prominent ears back closer to the head.
For the most part, the operation is done on children between the ages of four and 14. Ears are almost fully grown by age, and the earlier the surgery, the less teasing the child will have to endure. Ear surgery can be done on adults as well.

The Surgery

Ear surgery is usually performed as an outpatient procedure in a hospital under general anesthesia. It usually takes about two hours. With one of the more common techniques, the surgeon makes a small incision in the back of the ear to expose the ear cartilage and bend it back toward the head.

In conclusion most patients, young and old alike, are thrilled with the results of ear surgery.

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