Prior to your procedure, you will have a private consultation with Dr. Murphy in his Palm Beach Gardens office. During that meeting, he will carefully evaluate the way your ears relate to your other facial features, and he’ll talk to you about your goals for surgery. He will then counsel you on your expected results and discuss potential risks, complications and aftercare with you. He’ll also answer any questions you have about the procedure and make sure that you’re completely comfortable with his surgical plan before scheduling your operation. Typically, otoplasty is performed under local anesthesia for adults and teens, while younger children tend to be safest with twilight anesthesia.
After the anesthesia, Dr. Murphy will begin the procedure by making a precise incision behind each ear to expose the cartilage. Through that opening, he will carefully sculpt excess cartilage and soft tissue to create a smaller and more discreet structure. Once he has created symmetrical ears that blend in with your other facial features, he will reposition them so they rest more closely to the sides of your head, before closing the incisions.
Once the procedure is complete, Dr. Murphy’s patients are free to return home the very same day to begin the healing process.