Dr Young talks otoplasty: Specifically the incisionless technique who it relates to age (Located in Bellevue, Issaquah, Seattle Washington).

There are many ways to do this incisionless otoplasty.  But this can mean many different things.  When children are very young like less than 3 months old, you can mold the ear to permanently take on a new shape by just external molds. We have a system that does this.  But when you are a teen you need more involved approaches.  There are ways to do the incisionless technique but these methods are often less reliable than traditional techniques.  I often do incisionless otoplasty / ear reshaping through small punctures in the front of the ear to shape the ear.  These are better when the main cause of your ear appearance is due to a lack of fold in the periphery of the ear.  If the reason for your concern is due to the ear being too prominent because the base of the ear is too developed, the incisionless technique is even more less reliable.  The traditional technique can be done under local or iv sedation and is essentially a minimally invasive procedure and done through incisions in the back of the ear that usually heals imperceptibly in the back of the ear and as a whole.

Thanks for reading, Dr Young

Dr Young specializes in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and is located in Bellevue near Seattle, Washington

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