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is otoplasty permanent

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Dr. James Ridgway
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery
This : This is a thoughtful question. Commonly otoplasty is desired for the correction of absent or abundant curvature of the ears. This is a very patient sp ... Read More
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Dr. G Funari answered
45 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
I : I have yet to see a patient grow out of a otoplasty result. Generally the cartilage in the ears does not grow after your early 20's. What may change ... Read More
Dr. Thomas Lamperti
21 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
Typically : Typically an otoplasty (ear pinning procedure) gives a very durable result. The overall technique involves reshaping the ear cartilage to make it less ... Read More

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Press
44 years experience Plastic Surgery
Fix protruding ears: An otoplasty is done to reposition prominent ears to a more normal appearance. There are many techniques that depend on the nature of the deformity, b ... Read More
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Dr. J David Holcomb
29 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
Ear contouring: Otoplasty is also known as ear contouring and has been referred to as ear pinning. Surgical otoplasty involves creating or improving the bend (anti-h ... Read More
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Dr. Anil Shah
Dr. Anil Shah answered
21 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
Ear reshaping: Otoplasty is any technique that reshapes the ears. It can be used with a variety of sutures, excision cartilage, etc. It is typically performed on a ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Weber
25 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
Otoplasty is safe: The risks of an otoplasty include standard surgical risks such as visible scar, infection, need for revision. Hematoma, or a collection of blood under ... Read More
Dr. Christian Stallworth
17 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Otoplasty: All surgeries have common risks of possible skin infection, bleeding and pain. Specific to otoplasty, bruising of ears is common but hematoma is possi ... Read More
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Dr. Dennis Dass
14 years experience Plastic Surgery
Recurrence: As with any surgery, there are some risks involved, these risks include bleeding, infection, ear asymmetry, and recurrence of the prominence due to su ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Press
44 years experience Plastic Surgery
The ear position: Is normalized. Usually this is done for protruding ears, which may take several forms. An incision is made on the posterior surface of the ear, the ca ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Weber
25 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
Common procedure: During an otoplasty a small amount of skin is removed from behind the ear within the crease. Sutures are used to reshape the folds of the ear and plac ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
34 years experience Plastic Surgery
Get evaluation: It depends on the indication for the otoplasty. There are a variety of conditions that can be covered.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Press
44 years experience Plastic Surgery
Protruding ears: Otoplasty is done to return protruding ears to a more normal position.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
23 years experience Family Medicine
ENT/Plastic docs: This is probably the job for the plastic/ent doc... Good luck to you.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Mele
32 years experience Plastic Surgery
Cosmetic Ear Surgery: Otoplasty means ear changing. The term includes many procedures that enhance the shape and prominence of the ears. More information is available here: ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Sclafani
32 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
Otoplasty: Typically, the ear achieves 85% of its adult size by the age of 6 years old. Typically, otoplasty is not done until around that age or older, but ther ... Read More

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