What is an Otoplasty?
An otoplasty is a surgical procedure that is done to help decrease the protrusion of ears from the skull. An incision is made behind the ear, and sutures are placed to pull the ear back closer to the skull. Sometimes sutures are placed to help recreate the normal contour of the ear as well.
Dr. Namin’s Philosophy
Some individuals are born with ears that protrude more than others. Sometimes parents elect to have this surgical procedure done early in life around the age of 7. Helping individuals who are self-conscious regarding their protruding ears is very rewarding.
Otoplasty Postoperative Recovery
The incision is hidden behind the ear and is not visible. There is typically minimal bruising and swelling. The pain is moderate. One week after the surgery is completed the sutures are removed.
How Much Does an Otoplasty in St Louis Cost?
Estimate price range: $5,000 – $6,000
Otoplasty Postoperative Timeline
Post Operative Day 7: Return to clinic for suture removal.
Post Operative Week 1: Resume light activity.
Post Operative Week 2: No restrictions.