Question: Is there a risk of hearing loss in a patient who has an otoplasty?
Answer: I n general, operations on the ear to re-shape the ear involve a very small risk of hearing loss. Occasionally, if sutures are not placed properly, the external ear canal can be narrowed or closed and this would cause some hearing loss. However this is extremely rare and can be recognized and can be improved. In general, otoplasty procedures do not affect the nerve of hearing so there would be no risk of having hearing loss or nerve damage from this procedure.