Who Is a Good Candidate for Otoplasty?

A doctor examining a patient’s ears to see if they’re a good candidate for otoplasty Have you ever felt self-conscious about the shape or position of your ears? If so, otoplasty might be a solution worth considering.

Who exactly is the right candidate for this procedure? Let’s explore so you can decide if it’s a good choice for you.

What Is Otoplasty?

Otoplasty is a surgery that changes the shape, size, or position of the ears. It is commonly performed to fix problems like prominent ears, ear asymmetry, or abnormalities in ear structure. 

Otoplasty can involve techniques such as pinning back protruding ears, reshaping the ear cartilage, or reducing the size of overly large ears. The procedure aims to make the ears look better and improve the symmetry of the face.

Ideal Candidates for Otoplasty

In your initial consultation for otoplasty, Dr. Turk will assess your medical history, ear size, shape, and placement. He will also discuss expectations and address any questions. Here are the basic criteria for ideal candidates:

  • Age: Candidates should be at least five years old when ears are nearly fully developed.
  • Non-Smokers: Smoking cessation for six weeks pre and post-procedure is important for healing.
  • General Health: Good heart and lung health are essential for safe anesthesia.
  • Medications: Candidates must stop certain blood-thinning medications before surgery.
  • Realistic Expectations: Understanding achievable results is important.
  • Procedure Details: Awareness of the outpatient otoplasty procedure under general anesthesia.
  • Post-Op Compliance: Willingness to follow instructions for optimal recovery.
  • The Patient’s Desire for Correction: It’s important to ensure that children express dissatisfaction before considering otoplasty, and adult patients should undergo surgery based on their child’s desires, not external pressures.

These criteria ensure the best outcomes and safety for otoplasty candidates.

Schedule a Otoplasty Consultation in Naples, FL

If you believe otoplasty is the right choice for you, we’re here to help. Contact Naples Cosmetic Surgery Center at 239-316-1689 to schedule a consultation with our skilled plastic surgeons. Let’s work together to achieve the confident, balanced appearance you desire.

At Naples Cosmetic Surgery Center, we know how important it is to feel comfortable and confident in your own body. Our team dedicates itself to providing personalized care and achieving natural-looking results for our patients.


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