I am 19 years old and would like to have an otoplasty. Would I be given local anesthesia for the procedure or just sedation?
An otoplasty is not a particularly painful surgical procedure however, it may be somewhat difficult to tolerate only local anesthesia during a prolonged otoplasty. I usually suggest IV sedation along with local anesthesia for my otoplasty patients. The IV sedation is very safe and local anesthesia will make the procedure entirely pain free.
Posted by Dr. Philip Schoenfeld