Can I get an Otoplasty and Rhinoplasty simultaneously?
Is it recommended to get an Otoplasty and a Rhinoplasty at the same time? I want to make adjustments to both my ears and my nose. I either your ears or nose depend on how the other looks I guess I may want to fix one at a time. But, if that is not the case I would love to knock both of them out in one day.
Thanks for your question. Yes, both procedures can be performed at the same time. I would suggest either twilight sleep anesthesia or general anesthesia.
For the otoplasty, incisions are made behind the ear and the cartilage is re-shaped. For the nose, incisions are usually made within the nostrils so that no scar is visible. If there are problems breathing through your nose, this can be addressed at the same time.
Elliot W. Jacobs, MD, FACS
New York City