An otoplasty is a surgical procedure that corrects ear deformities and enhances the structures of the ear. Though seemingly small, the ears are a major part of your appearance. Conditions like macrotia – large, prominent ears – can be damaging to self-esteem, especially in the development of a child’s self-confidence.
For a procedure like otoplasty, the recovery is especially important due to the tenuous reconstruction often associated with the procedure. Many otoplasty techniques involve splints and sutures that are designed to hold the ear’s newly reconstructed form, so it is important to avoid any trauma after the procedure. If you sleep on your side, you will need to take great care to adjust your habits. Contact a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Lisa Taylor if you’d like to have a walk-through of the entire otoplasty process.
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