How does ear reduction surgery work and does it usually work? (Photo)
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Ear abnormalities are improved relatively easily through Otoplasty.
Otoplasty or ear pinning surgery to protruding ears is a relatively easy procedure. Incisions are made behind the ear, where they are easily hidden in a natural crease. Excess skin is removed and cartilage is curved, reducing the size of the ears and re-positioning them closer to your head. This surgery typically takes anywhere from 1-2 hours. After surgery, we place a small padded bandage to protect ears and hold them in place. You can expect to go back to school within a week.
How does ear reduction surgery work and does it usually work?
Stephen Weber MD, FACS
Denver Facial Plastic Surgeon
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