IS LOCAL ANESTHESIA USED FOR AN OTOPLASTY?
I am 19 years old and would like to have an otoplasty. Would I be given local anesthesia for the procedure or just sedation?
Typically, I do otoplasties in my office in adults under local anesthesia. If an adult wants to have the procedure under sedation or general anesthesia in the hospital, that is fine with me. The procedure is easy for the patient under local anesthesia and most adults prefer to do it this way. In children, I always do the procedure under general anesthesia in the hospital.