Your ears are too big, oddly shaped or may stick out. Toronto ear surgery can help you change the way your ears look by modifying their shape or size, achieving an overall appearance that is more desirable. The cosmetic procedure can be performed safely on patients as young as 4 years old to adults in their seventies and beyond!
Toronto Ear Surgery
Ear surgery is technically referred to as otoplasty. It is a cosmetic surgical procedure that can alter the shape and size of your ears as well as reduce the angle at which they protrude away from your head, for reasons that may be related to genetics, trauma or congenital irregularities. It is typical for patients of cosmetic ear surgery to be young – many patients are 4 to 14 years old. However, the procedure is not just for kids. Older patients can also greatly benefit from the aesthetic improvement and self confidence-boosting results of surgery, of which are long lasting.
Why you may benefit from ear surgery
You may benefit from otoplasty at Skin Vitality if you would like to:
- achieve a better balance between your face and ears
- correct earlobes that may be long, oddly shaped or saggy
- smooth down ears that stick out
- eliminate folded ear tips also known as lop ear
- recontour the shape of very small ears or other features related to congenital defects.
- modify ear shape due to accidental injury, as well as the loss of an ear
The doctor performing ear surgery at Skin Vitality is a Board Certified Reconstructive and Plastic Surgeon. They have the ability to improve the aesthetic appearance of the ears, as well as reconstruct ears that have suffered trauma.
Ear surgery is a procedure that generally takes 1 – 2 hours. Usually, children are placed under general anesthesia while local anesthesia is administered to adults. While the majority of patients choose otoplasty to minimize the protrusion of their ears, many other concerns may also be addressed. To correct protrusion, ear surgery involves an incision made in the crease behind the ear. This allows Skin Vitality’s Board Certified Plastic Surgeon to reshape the cartilage located in the area, which enables the ears to be readjusted closer to the head.
Once your ear surgery is finished, your ears will be dressed with large bandages to secures them in place and facilitate healing. Generally within a week or so, the bandages are removed then replaced with smaller dressings. Like other cosmetic surgical procedures, the post-operative instructions for otoplasty require you to get plenty of rest and limit movement. Discomfort may be minimized with prescribed oral medication.
The information provided here is for general reference. It should not replace a consultation with our Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, during which your unique concerns and questions will be addressed.