Otoplasty, also known as ear surgery in Sacramento, is a very common surgical procedure to reshape ears that are protruding in a noticeable way. Often performed on children as young as 5 years old, this procedure can prevent much of the teasing associated with prominent ears.
Indications for Ear Surgery in Sacramento
A wide variety of surgical techniques exist to reshape a person’s ears, but the most common techniques are done to correct:
- Protruding ears
- Large ears
- Torn earlobe
How much does Ear Surgery cost in Sacramento?
The price of ear surgery in the Sacramento area range from $650 to $3650 depending on the individual needs of the patient. See our fees page for more information about our cosmetic surgery prices at Sacramento Surgical Arts or contact us for more information.
How Otoplasty Works
This is an outpatient procedure requiring about 2 hours of operating time. Local anesthesia is recommended for adults, while young children may need general anesthesia.
A small incision is made behind the ear, where Dr. Heir reshapes the cartilage and folds the ear back to create a more proportional shape and position. Sutures are placed to close the incision and maintain the new form.
After ear surgery, you can return to your normal routine after approximately 5 to 7 days. Immediately after the operation, your head will be wrapped in a bandage, followed by a light dressing after the initial recovery period. If stitches are used, they will be removed within one week. Follow Dr. Heir’s post-operative instructions closely to ensure that your recovery goes as smooth as possible.
Once healing is complete, you will have ears that appear proportional and as a result, you should have improved self-confidence.