Sometimes we are not always satisfied with the way our ears look. Whether it be protruding ears, Cauliflower ear from wrestling or other activities, and deformities, it makes us struggle to feel good about the way we look. Dr. Jeffrey Steitz and the rest of the staff at St. Louis Facial Plastic Surgery, have both the knowledge and expertise to help you achieve the look and feel you desire.
What Is Ear Surgery?
Otoplasty (ear surgery) is an operation aimed at recreating normal contour and appearance to a malformed ear. Reasons for otoplasty include widely protruding ears (prominauris), cauliflower ear deformity, microtia (abnormally small ears), or other ear deformities as in those with a congenital disability.
At What Ages Can Ear Surgery Be Performed?
In adults, otoplasty may be undertaken at any time – however, in children, the ear continues to grow and otoplasty should not be performed before 5-6 years of age, as the ear approaches a more adult size. The procedure is usually done as an outpatient in an operating room suite with various levels of anesthesia depending on the patient.
St. Louis Facial Plastic Surgery offers a wide variety of surgical procedures and techniques, as well as non-surgical procedures, to rejuvenate the face and neck. Contact us today to schedule a consultation to discuss which option may be right for you. Dr. Jeffrey Steitz and the rest of his staff have performed countless ear surgeries and will not rest until you are satisfied with your procedure.
Ear/Earlobe repair is aimed at recreating and restructuring the ear to create balance and symmetry. The most common reasons patients seek out repair of the ear are for tears caused by earrings or stretching caused by ear gauges.
This procedure is done in the office and as an outpatient procedure. Much like all things we do, the approach is individualized to each patient and different techniques are used to optimize each patient’s result.