Plastic Surgery

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Ear surgery, or otoplasty, is done to set prominent ears back closer to the head or to reduce the size of large ears. This procedure is typically performed on children between the ages of four and 14. Ear surgery on adults is also possible, and there are generally no additional risks associated with ear surgery on an older patient. The surgery can be performed outpatient, under local or general anesthesia, and takes 1-2 hours. Patients may generally return to work or school in 7-10 days, but must refrain from strenuous activity for 4 weeks. Risks may include bleeding, infection, unfavorable scarring, and/or asymmetry. Learn more about ear surgery or otoplasty.

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