Individuals with large, protruding ears often experience embarrassment that may affect their self-esteem. Otoplasty, or ear surgery, in Mississauga performed by Dr. Michael J. Weinberg is designed to pin back ears that stick out. Ear surgery is most often performed for children between the ages of 4 and 14 years, and is an insured benefit, covered by OHIP up to the age of 18. It is also sometimes performed for adults.
To learn more about ear surgery, call our office at 905-273-3045 (Mississauga) or 416-207-9090 (Toronto) or request an appointment onlinerequest an appointment online. Dr. Weinberg looks forward to meeting with you and helping you achieve your aesthetic goals.
Ear Surgery Procedure
At our surgery centre in Mississauga, ear surgery is usually performed under a general anesthetic. It is also possible to have your surgery in hospital if you prefer, as Dr. Weinberg is Division Head of Plastic Surgery at Trillium Health Centre. Otoplasty may be performed under local anesthetic in selected adults. The procedure usually takes between 1 to 2 hours. While the ears can never appear completely symmetric, as this is not their natural state, be assured that Dr. Weinberg will attain the closest approximation of symmetry as he can. As with all surgical procedures, there are possible complications that can occur with ear surgery. Potential complications specific to your surgery will be discussed in detail at your consultation. For a discussion of general risks of surgery, review Dr. Weinberg's Your First Visit page.
A Better Ear Surgery
Dr. Weinberg can be trusted for your ear surgery:
- Experience – He has extensive experience in facial and ear surgery, both reconstructive and cosmetic, in children and in adults.
- Technical Precision – He knows how to achieve aesthetically pleasing, long lasting, and symmetrical results.
- Compassion – His kind, compassionate and down-to-earth manner will put you at ease throughout your surgical experience.
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Cost & Related Procedures
Ear surgery is an insured benefit (covered by OHIP) up to the age of 18. In children, the procedure is rarely performed with other plastic surgery procedures, but adults may choose to have other facial enhancement procedures including a forehead lift or nose surgery performed at the time of their otoplasty.
After Your Procedure
After the surgery, patients wear a large bandage around the head to protect the area for 2 to 3 weeks. A head band is then worn for 6 weeks to protect the repair during sleep. Our otoplasty patients from Toronto and Mississauga can usually return to work or school in 5 to 7 days as long as they can continue to wear the bandage. Strenuous activities or contact sports can be resumed in 1 to 2 months. The results are usually permanent.