Ear Surgery (Otoplasty)

Andover and Lowell, Massachusetts - Nashua, Salem and Manchester, New Hampshire

Ear surgery, also known as otoplasty, is a facial plastic surgery procedure in which your ear size, shape, and position can be brought into proportion with your head.

If you live in or around Andover, Massachusetts or Nashua, New Hampshire and are concerned with your ear deformity or imperfection, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. George P. Chatson can perform custom otoplasty to balance your ears with your other facial features.

Ideal Candidates for Ear Surgery

Many people are born with ears that are too large, misshapen, or protrude unbecomingly from their head. This can be both an embarrassing condition and a source of teasing and schoolyard bullying. Like rhinoplasty, otoplasty improves overall facial balance.

Ear surgery can be performed on patients as young as 6 years old. In fact, it is commonly performed on younger children to help reduce teasing and to restore self-confidence.

Ideal candidates for ear surgery should be in generally good health and be prepared for a surgical procedure. They should also be prepared to follow Dr. Chatson's post-surgical advice. Recovery from ear surgery is relatively quick, but steps taken during the recovery period can impact final results. When this procedure is performed on children, proper aftercare requires the use of headbands to protect the healing ear tissues.

Benefits of Otoplasty

This safe procedure can correct a wide variety of aesthetic issues with the ears, including:

  • Disproportionate size
  • Downward or forward pointing tips
  • Protruding ears
  • Cauliflower ears

With the use of precise internal sutures that reshape ear cartilage, Dr. Chatson can provide you with balanced and natural-looking results that complement your other facial features.

Ear surgery brings your ears into alignment with your head, restores self-esteem, puts an end to teasing, and lets you regain your confidence.

Dr. George P. Chatson maintains two convenient offices in Andover, Massachusetts and Nashua, New Hampshire. If you live in Lowell or another Massachusetts community, please call 978-528-1174 to arrange an initial consultation. Patients in Manchester, Salem, and other areas of New Hampshire are encouraged to call 603-294-4189.