Otoplasty (Ear Surgery) in Baltimore, MD
Prominent or misshapen ears can lead to embarrassment and loss of self esteem. If you are concerned with the size or shape of your ears, you may benefit from an otoplasty procedure. Facial plastic surgeon Dr. Samuel Hahn of the Maryland Center for Facial Plastic Surgery performs otoplasty for patients throughout the Baltimore, Towson, Columbia, and surrounding communities looking to regain confidence in their appearance.
What is Otoplasty?
Otoplasty, or ear reshaping surgery, is a procedure done to alter the size, position, or shape of the ear to improve symmetry and balance with the face. The ear is formed by a delicate, complex three dimensional cartilaginous framework that gives the ear it’s distinct appearance. Depending on the growth or curvature of the cartilage, the shape of the ear can become prominent or misshapen ear. Restoring a natural shape and position of the ear requires reshaping the underlying cartilage to effect lasting change.
What are the Benefits of Otoplasty?
Otoplasty or ear pinning surgery offers the following benefits:
- Restore shape and size of the ears
- Improve symmetry and positioning of the ears
- Increase self-confidence
How is an Otoplasty Performed?
The exact technique used in performing an otoplasty will depend on the nature of the cartilaginous malformation. Otoplasty is commonly performed under general anesthesia for children and sedation or general anesthesia for adults. The standard otoplasty procedure is performed through an incision hidden behind the ear. The prominent or misshapen cartilage is then contoured and secured in a more natural and symmetrical position.
Am I A Good Candidate for an Otoplasty?
If you or your child has experienced any self consciousness or embarrassment due to the appearance of the ears, otoplasty may be helpful. In children, otoplasty is typically performed between the ages of 4 to 14, once the ear has adequately developed. The toll of taunting and resultant emotional or psychological toll may be an important consideration for the procedure. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Samuel Hahn, who will provide an individualized assessment and treatment plan to determine if you or your child are a good candidate for otoplasty.
How Much Does an Otoplasty Cost?
There are numerous factors that go into the cost of an otoplasty procedure. The cost of the procedure will depend on the extent of surgery necessary to achieve the ideal result. During your consultation with Dr. Hahn, we will provide you with a clear breakdown of costs and explain your payment options.
Dr. Samuel Hahn works with each patient to determine the best personalized treatment plan to achieve natural-looking results. Men and women in the Baltimore, Towson, and Columbia communities can trust to Maryland Center for Facial Plastic Surgery for their otoplasty procedure. If you are interested, please contact us today to schedule your personal consultation.