Ear Surgery in Portland, OR

What is an ear surgery?

Otoplasty, or an ear surgery, helps with the correction of ears that stick out, ears that are asymmetrical (one ear is positioned higher than the other) or large, oversized ears. Other than birth defects in children, ear surgery also helps with change in positioning or shape of ears due to an injury in adults.

Am I a good candidate for an ear surgery?

You are a good candidate for ear surgery at Dr. Bohley’s office in the Portland, Oregon or Vancouver, Washington area if your ears have reached their full size (about six years of age). A set-back ear surgery can be performed on both children and adults. This reduces the prominence of ears that stick out too much. If you are in good health and have realistic expectations from your surgery, you must consult your Dr. Bohley.

What is the recovery from an ear surgery?

Most patients are able to return to work and light activities within a week after surgery and final results are visible after two weeks. Small changes to your ear may continue to occur for up to 12 months.

For the first 24 hours post-surgery, it is important to have a family member or friend stay with you for supervision. For the first seven days, you must rest and try to keep your head elevated; do not rest on the operated ear to avoid throbbing and discomfort. Absorbable stitches are used and removal may not be required.

What are my results like?

In the absence of any incident that may alter the shape or proportion of your ears, the results of your ear surgery are lifelong. Ensure that you follow Dr.Bohley’s advice regarding aftercare. If you have any questions, please contact our office.