Can children have ear surgery?
It is important to note that otoplasty can only be performed on a child age five or older, as this is when the ear is approximately 85% of the adult size. If you are interested in learning more about this procedure, please contact South Coast Plastic Surgery to schedule a consultation with Dr. Ali.
What anesthesia is used?
Most otoplasty procedures are performed under “twilight” anesthesia, which is intravenous sedation and local anesthesia. Surgery to repair earlobes can be performed in our office under local anesthesia alone.
What will my recovery from ear surgery entail?
You should feel back to normal after a few hours, although you may feel a dull ache or throb in the ears for a few days. Prescription medication can help alleviate any discomfort during the first few days.