Otoplasty can restore confidence in children, adults

Kids can be cruel, and if they are calling your child Dumbo or Mickey Mouse, you might consider otoplasty -- surgical repair for protruding ears.

Usually the surgeon makes a small incision where the ear meets the head, then removes the extra cartilage and skin to allow the ear to stay in the desired position. Sometimes the cartilage is repositioned, and sometimes no cartilage removal is required.

The best time for otoplasty is after a child’s ears reach full size, usually about 5 or 6 years of age. Their cartilage is still pliable in the young. Adults can have otoplasty, too, but their cartilage is more rigid.

Learn more about otoplasty HERE, and if you have an interest it setting up a consultation with Dr. Jay White, please contact us.