By Michael Sundine, MD
Otoplasty, or ear surgery, is a surgical procedure that corrects all kinds of ear deformities. Congenital ear deformities are a specific area that is greatly impacted by the timing of otoplasty. The techniques involved in otoplasty are determined on a case-by-case basis with careful consideration of the patient’s condition. For conditions like macrotia, or “bat ears,” adhesive tape or pinning can successfully prevent the further development of the condition. This minimally invasive technique is typically available only for children as young as four, when preventative techniques are most effective. When it comes to conditions like constricted ears (a form of microtia) in children, splints and grafting of cartilage may be necessary. Consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Michael Sundine to determine to appropriate course of action. Contact us at our offices in [secondary_city], [fourthly_city] or Costa Mesa at any time if you have questions.