Otoplasty Procedure Types
Dr. Clevens and Dr. Khelemsky perform otoplasty alongside an anesthesiologist in a fully accredited Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) that exceeds the most stringent state and national accreditation standards, providing you the highest level of safety available. General or local anesthesia is used, depending on your preferences, and the surgery lasts about two to four hours.
The most common technique is for your surgeon to make an incision in the posterior area of the ear to access cartilage and sculpt it, remove part of it, or simply reposition it. This ensures the incision remains hidden. Your surgeon will tailor surgery based on your face and ears to determine the best techniques to use.
Dr. Clevens and Dr. Khelemsky have extensive experience with a procedure known as incisionless otoplasty. This unique procedure, performed under local anesthesia, allows the careful incisionless repair of misshapen ears. The procedure involves no stitches and offers a fast recovery, often with little to no bruising or swelling. Not all patients are candidates, so you can learn more during your otoplasty consultation and find out if the incisionless option is right for you.
Listen as Dr. Clevens explains incisionless otoplasty.