The procedure involves working on the cartilage that gives structure to the ear in order to correct ear prominence and is a very common procedure that can be done on adults as well as children, although children should typically wait until the age 5 or 6 when the ear is fully developed. An otoplasty is done under general anesthesia and usually takes 1-2 hours. The incision is made behind the ear and is inconspicuous once healed. Following surgery, a head wrap is placed to protect the ears. Once the wrap is removed in the office, patients are often asked to wear a headband for several weeks to maintain the new ear position and prevent injury particularly when sleeping.
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