Ear Reshaping (Otoplasty)
Protruding ears can be reshaped through an incision made behind the ear, allowing the surgeon to trim and modify the ear cartilage to bring the ear closer to the skull. This situation is due to a congenital problem with ear development and is frequently treated between the ages of six and eight, although many adults also have the surgery. Local with sedation ("twilight anesthesia") or general anesthesia is used and the operation takes about two hours. No overnight stay is needed.
Another procedure often performed to reshape the ear involves earlobe repair or reconstruction due to earing "pull through" leaving a split earlobe, or "gauging" of the earlobes that leave a large ,central earlobe hole. These repairs are done in the office under local anesthesia ........ ..
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