Local anesthesia for otoplasty in children

Clin Plast Surg. 2013 Oct;40(4):671-86. doi: 10.1016/j.cps.2013.07.007. Epub 2013 Aug 22.


Otoplasty can be performed safely and effectively under local anesthesia in children as young as 5 years of age. Child preparation, local anesthetics, detailed infiltration technique, surgical procedure, and complications are discussed.

Keywords: Children; Ear correction; Local anesthesia; Local anesthetics; Otoplasty.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Age Factors
  • Anesthesia, Local*
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Ear, External / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Patient Selection
  • Reconstructive Surgical Procedures*