Prominent ears can be sculpted by an otoplasty procedure. For children, this surgery is sometimes covered by insurance. The surgery uses sutures and cartilage scoring to better contour the ear at the anti-helix and concha. Ears that contour normally allow a patient the freedom of any hairstyle without the need to cover the ears. The surgery should alleviate potential embarrassment that a child might face from his or her peers. To see what Otoplasty in Doylestown / Bucks County, PA can do for you, view before and after ear surgery pictures of patients who have been treated by Dr. David Silberman.
Ear surgery commonly takes from one to two hours, depending on the complexity of the case. In most instances, the incisions made to reposition the ears are placed behind the ears. The resulting thin scars are usually inconspicuous.
Am I a good candidate for ear surgery?
Ear surgery is designed to reposition or “pin back” protruding ears. It is most commonly performed during childhood, before the child begins school. While otoplasty is more commonly performed on children, an increasing number of adults want surgical help to have ears that are in harmony with the rest of the face. Even though only one ear may appear to protrude excessively, it is usually necessary to correct both in order to get the desired result.
I may be a candidate for ear surgery. What’s my next step?
If you or your child is a candidate for cosmetic ear surgery in Philadelphia, your first step is to call Dr. Silberman to schedule your initial consultation. This visit is free and there is no obligation. Dr. Silberman will answer all of your questions and advise you about the kind of otoplasty that is right for you or your child. Call now and get the process started! Don’t wait to make this important decision.
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Dr. Silberman has more than 25 years as a plastic surgeon and is widely recognized for his skills in facial plastic surgery, such as facelift, browlift and eyelid tuck. The professionals at Plastic Surgery Associates also offer Breast Surgery, Body Contouring, Reconstructive Plastic Surgery and Skin Rejuvenation procedures to patients in Doylestown and Philadelphia. Be sure to review these options as well!