Otoplasty in New York City Dr. Lorenc performs otoplasty, or ear surgery, on both children and adults who wish to reshape, reposition, and re-proportion the ear. Some procedures correct a defect in the ear structure that is present at birth but only becomes apparent with development, while others treat ears affected by injury. Every person is unique, so during a consultation, Dr. Lorenc will advise what he thinks is best for you. Am I a good candidate for ear surgery? If you have any of the following conditions, ear surgery may be right for you. Overly large ears/macrotia Protruding ears occurring on one or both sides Dissatisfaction with previous ear surgery The Otoplasty Procedure An incision is made behind the ear in the natural fold where the ear meets the scalp A small amount of cartilage and skin are removed to reshape the ear The cartilage may be pinned back closer to the head with permanent sutures to secure it in place Local anesthesia is used Results are immediate when dressing is removed Ear Surgery Recovery & Healing There will be discomfort in the first few days that can be managed with pain medication The head should always be elevated in first few days to reduce swelling The ears will be wrapped in a headband-like dressing After about 1 week, normal activity can be resumed After bandages are removed in five to seven days, the patient will need to wear a soft headband for a period of time that covers the ears in order to hold them in their proper position Avoid exercise for three weeks Schedule a Consultation If you are interested in learning more about Otoplasty, and would like to see if you are a good candidate, contact our office to schedule a consultation with NYC Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Paul Lorenc.