Ear surgery candidates are typically 5 years of age and up, in good health, want the procedure and are able to understand the procedure. Often the earlier the procedure is performed the better, both to avoid unnecessary years of teasing, but also because the ear cartilage is more malleable in kids. That said, otoplasty can still be successfully performed on teens and adults.
This type of ear surgery does not change the function of the ear at all, merely the aesthetic. If you are interested in learning more about ear surgery in Pittsburgh, and to find out if it may be right for you or your child, contact our office to schedule your consultation today.