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OtoplastyWe offer otoplasty for protruding ears. Our Davenport patients include both children and adults, from ages 4 to 74.

In adults, the surgery is usually under sedation. The cause of protruding ears is a lack of folding of the outer portion of the cartilage of the ear. An incision is made behind the ear and sutures are placed in the cartilage to fold the cartilage back. The inner cartilage if too wide or deep (called the concha) may be reduced, and then the incision behind the ear is closed with some skin removal.

The ears look swollen and black and blue for two weeks. They take a few months to get a natural look. The patient will sleep with a headband for about a month, to prevent crimping the ears. The most common complication is the need for a touch-up surgery because one ear did not stay as far back as the other.

“Dr. Van Raalte changed my life with this surgery.”
– Otoplasty Patient
Individual results may vary

How Much Does an Otoplasty Cost in Davenport?

The price of your Otoplasty will vary based on a number of factors. The exact type of procedure chosen will affect the overall cost, as will the total time required to perform the procedure, anesthesia fees, and the amount of tissue removed.

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Contact the office of Dr. Van Raalte to set up a consultation and find out if an Otoplasty in Davenport is right for you. Schedule your appointment today.

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