Patients who benefit from ear surgery (otoplasty) include those who may have: protruding ears, large ear(s), and abnormally shaped ear(s). Ear surgery often is recommended for children as they near total ear development at age five or six. Correction of the ears prior to the child entering school helps eliminate potential psychological trauma from the teasing of classmates. Adults may also have their ears reshaped. As long as you are in good health, there is no upper age limit for this surgery. Usually the final results of the ear surgery are very long lasting.
During the initial consultation with Dr. Timek, you may be asked to look in a mirror and point out exactly what you would like to see improved. This will help Dr. Timek to understand your expectations and determine whether they can realistically be achieved.