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EAR SURGERY (Otoplasty)

Procedure Description
Patients choose otoplasty to improve the appearance of prominent ears. During this procedure, the ear is pulled back towards the head and affixed to reduce the prominence. The shape of the ear is adjusted to add the normal cartilage and skin folds.

Surgery and Recovery
The procedure is performed under general anesthesia for children and local anesthesia or light sedation for adults. Patients go home the same day. Patients wear a headband for the first few days around the clock, then at night only for several weeks. It takes 7-14 days for bruising and most of the swelling to subside. Scars are placed behind the ears.

Please schedule a consultation and examination so we can discuss the risks 
and benefits of this procedure and determine if an otoplasty is right for you.

Please note, any patient considering cosmetic plastic surgery procedures should be in overall good health and currently a non-smoker.





American Association of Plastic Surgeons SOUTHDALE MEDICAL BUILDING
(Near Fairview Southdale Hospital)
6545 France Ave South, Suite 350
Edina, MN 55435

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