What kind of anesthesia is used during otoplaty?
In young children, general anesthesia is used for maximal comfort. For older children and adults, IV anesthesia, “twilight sleep” sedation, along with local anesthesia are used. Patients are very comfortable with the sedation, wake up quickly and do not recollect the procedure. If requested, general anesthesia can be administered to adults as well. We are able to accommodate any anesthesia and will discuss the options with the patient and family.