As long as you are in good health, there is no upper age limit if you would like to improve the appearance of your ears.
You may seek aesthetic ear surgery performed for ear reduction, ear re-shaping, or for correcting some protrusion of your ears. For your child, we would recommend ear surgery after age five or six, when ear development has nearly ended. Treatment at this early age, prior to entering school, may help to eliminate potential psychological trauma from the teasing of classmates. Read More
At Plastic Surgery Northwest in Spokane, the goal of our entire staff is to make you or your child as comfortable as possible throughout your surgical experience — from your consultation to your recovery. We will suggest the technique that is best for you depending on the nature of your problem and many other factors including your desires. You will receive advice and instructions to follow both before and after your ear surgery. Our surgery is performed so that evidence of your procedure will be inconspicuous after you heal. Usually these procedures are done on an outpatient basis. Your medications will be based on your comfort and safety, with general anesthesia preferred in most instances, especially for young children.
The final results of your ear surgery will be long-lasting. You can expect to resume most of your normal activities within 14 days of surgery. Most of our patients return to work or school at 7- 10 days.
View before-and-after photos of ear reshaping.