When a child is born with overly large ears or ears that stick out from the head, it is easy for them to become a target amongst their peers. This teasing can often effect their self-esteem well into adulthood. For this reason, many people seek out Otoplasty, or Ear Surgery, to create more normal ear appearance. Otoplasty may be performed on children from age 5 and older, though it is often recommended that the early it is done the better as the cartilage is more malleable in children, thought it can certainly still be performed on teens and adults.
If you are interested in learning more about the Otoplasty procedure and recovery and to find out if you or your child may be a good candidate for the procedure, we invite you to contact our office to schedule your consultation with Dr. Gracia.