Understanding otoplasty for children

Deformed or prominent ears are more than just an aesthetic issue. For many children, they are also the source of unwanted teasing and jokes. When children are faced with these imperfections, their parents often want to find a way to help. One of the most effective solutions is that of plastic surgery. While many parents might be uneasy about having their child undergo plastic surgery, they often understand the need and benefits of doing so.

What is otoplasty?

Otoplasty is the medical team for ear surgeries. This encompasses many types of surgeries, including ear pinning, which is used to hold the ear closer to the head to reduce projection. Otoplasty also refers to surgeries used to reconstruct the ear or address cosmetic imperfections that are caused by birth defects or trauma/injury. The otoplasty procedure is commonly performed at Romo Plastic Surgery in New York, NY and can be done for both children and adults.

Who is a candidate for otoplasty?

Dr. Thomas Romo III will often assess patients during a consultation appointment at his practice to determine if they are proper candidates for this procedure. Both children and adults who are healthy and want to improve the appearance of their ear may consider the advantages of this procedure. During a consultation appointment, the doctor will discuss with the patient (or the patient’s parents) the expectations of the procedure. Patients, or their guardians, should have realistic expectations as to what can be achieved with plastic surgery, and understand the risks and possible outcomes of such procedures at Romo Plastic Surgery.

Is your child dealing with deformities or imperfections of the ears that make them self-conscious?

At Romo Plastic Surgery, we provide reconstructive and aesthetic plastic surgeries to help boost self-esteem in children who may experience deformities or issues with the ears that can be the source of bullying and taunting. Speak to our team of professionals to find out if we can address these imperfections and allow children to gain their confidence around others. Call (212) 288-1500 today to request an appointment with Dr. Thomas Romo III at 135 East 74th Street.

Posted in: Otoplasty

Get In Touch

Contact Us Today


Visit Us Today

Our Office Locations