Otoplasty or ear surgery is performed to set prominent ears back closer to the head or to reduce the size of large ears.
Dr. Spera performs this operation through an incision on the back of your ear. Your cartilage is remodeled to recreate the fold (antihelix) that is usually missing. A portion of the cartilage that separates them from your head is also trimmed. Permanent sutures will keep those structures in place.
A head bandage is placed and left for 7 days. After that, you will need a head band to sleep at night. Your stitches are removed 2 weeks after the surgery. There is minimal discomfort from this surgery and patients usually take pain killers just for a few days.