Ear Surgery in New York City
If you or your child is self-conscious about protruding or large ears, ear surgery may provide the solution. Many patients of our New York City practice consider the procedure life changing. Dr. Matthew Schulman has extensive experience in treating people of all ages interested in ear reshaping, also known as otoplasty. He uses his artistic eye and advanced surgical techniques to:
- Reduce the appearance of oversized ears
- Correct ears that protrude far from the head
- Correct asymmetries between the ears
- Reconstruct ears in cases of birth defects or congenital problems
The Ear Surgery Consultation
During your otoplasty consultation with Dr. Schulman, you will learn about the characteristics of your ears and the factors contributing to their appearance. Dr. Schulman will then help you decide on a treatment plan that best meets your needs. You will also discuss anesthesia preferences (local, regional, sedation, or general) and your surgical facility options.
Your Child’s Ear Surgery Consultation
Dr. Schulman has a bedside manner that makes young children comfortable with him. If you are a parent bringing your child in for consultation, rest assured that Dr. Schulman will help your child feel at ease. He will include your child in the discussion so that they will be less fearful about the procedure.
As a father, Dr. Schulman understands your concern for your child and is dedicated to performing ear surgery as safely as possible. He advises that young children wait until they are 5 years old before having otoplasty performed.
The Otoplasty Procedure
During ear surgery at our New York City surgical facility, Dr. Schulman creates small incisions behind the ears. He may remove excess cartilage and trim skin when necessary. Then, Dr. Schulman reshapes the ears using carefully placed internal sutures. In cases of over-protruding ears, he places sutures that keep the ears closer to the side of the head.
After surgery, you will wear a headband to protect your newly reshaped ears. Dr. Schulman will see you in the days following the procedure to guide you through the recovery process. People who have had ear reshaping surgery usually return to most normal activities, such as work or school, within a week. Dr. Schulman will inform you when you can safely return to physical activities such as contact sports.
Schedule a Consultation
A private discussion with Dr. Schulman is the first step towards reaching your goals. Contact our New York City practice today to schedule a consultation for ear surgery.