Otoplasty for Adults? What you Need to know

ear surgeryOtoplasty is a surgical procedure that is used in order to help with the appearance of ears that tend to stick out too far from th e head. Primarily done on young children, otoplasty can also be done on adults. If you are an adult whose personal apperance and self esteem is suffering from having ears that protrude too far away from your head, then you may want to consider learning more about otoplasty. Read on to learn more about this procedure and how it varies as an adult.

Why is it done primarily on kids?
When it comes down to it, otoplasty is an elective type of surgery that is done on kids ages 4-14 in order to help prevent them from being ridiculed by their peers and friends. Because children are especially ruthless in their childhood, parents like to do whatever they can in order to protect their kids from any sort of criticism.

Can it be performed on adults?
As mentioned above, because otoplasty is an elective surgery, it can most certainly be done on adults. Although many adults are more secure in their appearance as they get older, if you have always struggled with the appearance of your ears or if you are simply looking to improve yourself, then otoplasty may be the right option for you.

Consider recovery time
As a young child, you can either get an otoplasty done during the summer when you are off of school or you can take a week or two off of school in order to fully and properly heal. However, as an adult, you will really have to consider the recovery time and process involved in an otoplasty. Because you will be required to wear a bandage around your entire head and ears for the first few weeks following surgery, you may be self-conscious about heading back to the office, which means that you will either have to arrange to work from home or use that vacation time you’ve been saving up. If, however, you’re not worried about showing off your bandages, after a few days of resting at home, you should be able to go back to work as usual (as long as it is a desk job).

Although children are usually the ones to get otoplasty, adults can undergo this surgery as well. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, contact Twin City Plastic Surgery today!

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