Did you know that cosmetic surgery of the ears, also known as otoplasty, is one of the most common forms of cosmetic surgery? In fact, of the thousands of patients that undergo ear surgery every year, many of those patients are small children.

iStock_000015728436SmallWhile also sought by adults, many of Dr. Garcia’s otoplasty patients are young children who have oversized, misshapen or widely protruding ears. The good news is that whether you are seeking treatment for yourself or your child, an otoplasty can easily give you the beautiful ears you’ve always wanted.

For very young patients, it is recommended that the surgery not be performed until around age four. This allows plenty of time for your child’s ears to develop but also plenty of time for them to recover from the procedure prior to attending school. Adult patients can receive otoplasty surgery at any age.

An otoplasty can be used to correct your ears in a number of ways. One of the most common forms of the surgery will pin back ears that seem to protrude widely from the skull. Dr. Garcia can also perform an otoplasty to reshape your ears, including making them smaller. Your surgical incisions will be placed at the back of your ear and within the natural creases of your skin to minimize visible scarring.

Contact Dr. Julio Garcia today to learn more about otoplasty surgery for improving the appearance of your ears today.

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