Ear Surgery & Earlobe Repair (Otoplasty)
Prominent or large ears can cause teasing and ridicule. If you would like to improve the appearance of your ears, ear surgery or otoplasty might be right for you. Surgeries are done on children typically before they reach school of age 4-6, as the ears stop growing by age four. It's possible to perform the surgery on adults, and there are usually no additional risks with having the surgery as an adult. Adults often see a more dramatic difference because the ear contour they have seen their entire life can be changed with one procedure.
Torn earlobes can result from trauma and make it impossible to retain an earring. Surgical repair of a torn or cleft earlobe is an in-office procedure done under local anesthesia that restores normal contour to the ear. Patients can typically pierce the ear lobe again within three months.