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Procedure: Set prominent ears back closer to the head, or reduce the size of large ears. Most often done on children between the ages of 4 and 14 years. Ear Surgery (Otoplasty) (Occasionally covered by insurance)
Length: 2 to 3 hours.
Anesthesia: Young children: usually general. Older children or adults: general or local, with sedation.
In/outpatient: Usually outpatient.
Side effects: Temporary throbbing, aching, swelling, redness, numbness.
Risks: Infection of cartilage. Excessive scarring. Blood clot that may need to be drained. Mismatched or artificial-looking ears. Recurrence of the protrusion, requiring repeat surgery.
Recovery: Back to work or school: five to seven days. Strenuous activity, contact sports: one to two months.
Duration of Results: Usually permanent.

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Actual patient photographs available at time of consult.