Otoplasty in Long Island, NY
Having ears that are out of proportion with your head or misshapen may subject you to ridicule or make you feel self-conscious. Otoplasty is a cosmetic surgery that may help. Eunice E. Park, MD, a dual board-certified facial plastic surgeon and ear, nose, and throat (otolaryngology) specialist, offers ear surgery for the residents of Long Island, Queens and surrounding communities in New York.
What is Otoplasty?
Otoplasty is a surgery that is performed on the ears to improve the shape, position, size, and proportions. The surgery may be performed on children, teenagers, and adults. The overall goal of otoplasty is to correct problems that give the ears an unnatural appearance. As an ear, nose and throat specialist, Dr. Park also offers otoplasty for children and adults to improve the function of the ears.
Benefits of Ear Surgery
Trauma, birth defects, and natural ear structure are all reasons to consider otoplasty. Dr. Park uses various techniques to modify the ears and help with:
- Protruding ears
- Asymmetrical ears
- Misshapen ears
- Ears that are overly large compared to head size
- Revisions to previous ear surgeries for cosmetic purposes
Am I a Candidate for Otoplasty?
Cosmetic ear surgery is most often performed on adults, but children may also be candidates for the procedure. Your child should be at least five years old. Another consideration for ear surgery is the ability to protect the ears during the healing period.
What to Expect from Ear Surgery
Dr. Park tailors the otoplasty technique to the needs of the patient. She may:
- Remove skin and cartilage
- Re-shape cartilage
- Graft cartilage
After the otoplasty procedure, the ears are covered with a bandage, but your ears can still be injured. If you do injure your ears, you may need a second surgery to correct any problems caused by the injury. Children and adults will need to avoid contact sports and any other situations that increase the risk of ear injury. Dr. Park provides additional details about your otoplasty during the consultation.
How Much Does Otoplasty Cost in Long Island, NY?
Ear surgery that is performed for cosmetic reasons is considered elective and is not covered by medical insurance. We review the estimated cost with you after the consultation appointment. You may incur other charges when the surgery is performed or as part of your follow-up treatment. For your convenience, we accept cash, checks, and major credit cards.
If you or your child are embarrassed by the appearance of the ears, otoplasty may be an option. Eunice E. Park, MD, is a dual board-certified facial plastic surgeon and ear, nose, and throat specialist who offers ear surgery for residents in Long Island, Queens and surrounding communities in New York. Contact us today to schedule your personal consultation.