Michael L. Kreidstein, M.D.
Am I a good candidate for ear surgery?
Patients who benefit from ear surgery include those who may have:
- Protruding ear(s)- Majority of the cosmetic surgery performed on ears.
- Large ear(s)
- 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.
Results of Your Ear Surgery
Usually the final results of the ear surgery are very long lasting.
Your Personal Consultation-- How will my plastic surgeon evaluate me for aesthetic ear surgery?
During the initial consultation, you may be asked to look in a mirror and point out exactly what you would like to see improved. This will help your plastic surgeon to understand your expectations and determine whether they can realistically be achieved.
You should come to the consultation prepared to discuss your medical history including previous surgeries, past and present medical conditions and current medications. It is important for you to provide complete information. High blood pressure, thyroid problems, diabetes, etc. should be reviewed as these medical conditions may increase some risks associated with ear surgery. Your plastic surgeon will want to know if you have allergies.Click here for more information...