Learn More About Ear Surgery at Aurora Health Care
What is Ear Surgery?
Ear surgery, or otoplasty, is performed to improve the shape, position or proportion of the ears. It also can be done to correct birth defects of the ear structure, and it can reshape ears that have been damaged and misshapen through injury.
Why Consider Ear Surgery?
The goal of ear surgery is to create a more natural shape and size, balancing the proportion of the ears and the face. Successful ear surgery can help improve appearance and self-esteem.There are many reasons people have ear surgery. Most cosmetic ear surgery is done to correct protruding ears. It can be done one or both sides. People with a rare condition called macrotia may also have ear surgery. Macrotia causes overly large ears, and it can be corrected with ear surgery. Those with abnormally shaped ears, whether due to birth defect or injury, may also wish to have ear surgery. And finally, adults who have had previous ear surgeries and are unhappy with the results may choose to have another surgery to correct the earlier results.
The goal of ear surgery is to create a more natural shape and size, balance the proportion of the ears and the face. Successful ear surgery can help improve appearance and self-esteem.
Pediatric ear surgery: If you think ear surgery would benefit your child, and you’re considering moving forward with it, talk with an ear surgeon. He or she likely will recommend that you wait until your child’s ear has fully developed before surgery. That usually happens by age 5 or 6.
How is Ear Surgery Performed?
Before ear surgery begins, you will be given anesthesia to keep you comfortable during the procedure. Your surgeon will determine the type of anesthesia based on what is best for you.
The techniques used during ear surgery vary depending upon the type of correction needed. If you have questions about how your ear surgery will be performed, talk with your surgeon. He or she will choose the surgical technique that will likely obtain the best possible outcome for you. Regardless of which type of surgery you have, your surgeon will take care to hide incisions in places that will be least noticeable, such as within the folds of the ear.
Why Should I Choose Aurora Health Care for Ear Surgery?
At Aurora Health Care, you’re not just another patient. Your health is our first priority, and we want what’s best for you – even if that means you choose not to have ear surgery.
When you choose Aurora for cosmetic surgery, you’re choosing more than just a surgeon. You’re choosing an entire health care system that offers you much more than surgery. We offer a multidisciplinary team of doctors who work together to provide you with care that stands above the competition.
- Every procedure is performed by a surgeon
Every person who performs cosmetic surgeries at Aurora is a surgeon who specializes in cosmetic surgery. That’s not always the case at cosmetic surgery centers.
You can also count on Aurora’s ear surgeons because:
- We’re experienced experts
Cosmetic plastic surgeons at Aurora have years of experience. We understand what an important decision you have in front of you, and we will work with you to make the decisions that are best for you. Once you’ve decided to go ahead with ear surgery, you can feel confident knowing that an entire team of physicians throughout the hospital is in your corner to ensure you get the best possible care. And our staff will be with you every step of the way to help and support you through the process.
- Success and safety are our goals
At Aurora Health Care, your safety is our first priority. We go to great lengths to make sure that every procedure we perform is both safe and successful.
Is Ear Surgery Covered by Insurance?
Whether or not your ear surgery will be covered by your insurance company will depend upon your policy and whether or not your procedure is considered elective. If you have questions about whether your procedure will be covered, contact your insurance company directly.
How Do I Find a Cosmetic Plastic Surgeon at Aurora Health Care?
Learn more about our board-certified cosmetic plastic surgeons or schedule a consultation.