Ear Tuck in Kalamazoo at Parkway Plastic Surgery
Ear tuck surgery, or otoplasty, is typically done to reshape ears to be less prominent or to reduce the size of larger ears. In general, the procedure is done on children between the ages of four and fourteen as ears are fully grown at age four and can lead to teasing and harassment of children with prominent ears. However, the procedure can be performed later in life with no additional risk.
Even if only one ear protrudes or is too large, surgery will likely be performed on both ears for better balance and symmetry. In most cases, ear surgery will leave a faint scar behind the back of the ear that will fade with time. Individual evaluation of the deformity will allow for a specific treatment plans and reshaping of the structural cartilage of the ear.
Indications: Prominent ear contour deformity
Goal/Result: Restoration of normal function and appearance
Anesthesia: General anesthesia
Recovery to Full Function: 7 to 10 days