Ear Surgery (Otoplasty)
Chicago

Ear surgery, also known as otoplasty, can improve the shape, position or proportion of the ear.
Otoplasty can correct a defect in the ear structure that is present at birth that becomes apparent with development or it can treat misshapen ears caused by injury.
Ear surgery creates a natural shape, while bringing balance and proportion to the ears and face. Correction of even minor deformities can have profound benefits to appearance and self-esteem.
If protruding or disfigured ears bother you or your child, you may consider plastic surgery.
Specifically ear surgery can treat:

  • Overly large ears — a rare condition called macrotia
  • Protruding ears occurring on one or both sides in varying degrees — not associated with hearing loss
  • Adult dissatisfaction with previous ear surgery

Ear reshaping surgery, also known as otoplasty, addresses ears that stick out or are deformed. Performed under local, twilight or general anesthesia, the surgery, which is often performed on children, can dramatically enhance appearance and improve self-esteem.


Get your free cosmetic surgery consultation with Dr. John Rachel, a board certified cosmetic surgeon.

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