Otoplasty in Manhattan
My child has prominent ears and wants this corrected. How old does he/she have to be?
The ear usually becomes 85% of its adult size by the time the child is 5 -6 years old. In addition the ear cartilage is usually mature enough to tolerate surgical manipulation at this time.
Where are the incisions for otoplasty placed?
The incisions are either placed in the fold behind the ear or sometimes in the crease along the rim of the ear. Restoration of a natural appearing ear can be performed by bending the cartilage and securing the cartilage with non-absorbable sutures.