Do you feel embarrassed about the size or shape of prominent ears?
Do you want to be able to put your hair back without feeling self-conscious about your ears? If that’s the case, you may be a good candidate for ear surgery (otoplasty) from Accent Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery.
How Does an Otoplasty Work?
Ear surgery (otoplasty) is a surgical procedure to help improve the shape or position of one’s ears. This procedure is often performed to “pin back” the patient’s ears correcting the aesthetic look of the ears in relation to the patient’s face. Otoplasty is a relatively straightforward procedure that doesn’t take much time or require a large amount of recovery.
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During the otoplasty procedure, the supporting tissue of the ears, or cartilage, is re-shaped in order to position your ears closer to your head. This is usually accomplished through incisions placed behind the ears with subsequent scars concealed within the natural skin crease. Ear pinning produces lifelong results when performed by a skilled board-certified surgeon such as Dr. Mark Craig.
Am I a Good Candidate for Ear Surgery?
Ear surgery is often recommended for children as they near total ear development (between the ages of 4 and 6). Correction of the ears prior to the child entering school helps reduce potential trauma caused by the teasing of classmates. Adults may also have their ears reshaped. As long as you are in good health, there is no upper age limit for this surgery.
How Long Does a Typical Treatment Take?
A typical otoplasty surgery takes between 1-2 hours to perform. Ear surgery is done under general anesthesia to help keep the patient comfortable. Patients can expect lifelong ear correction with a single outpatient surgery.
“I love Dr. Craig, He went above and beyond to put me at ease and keep me calm during my procedures. I’m sure I wasn’t the easiest patient to deal with, but I truly appreciate everything he has done for me.”*
*Individual Results May Vary*
What Results Will I See?*
Results from corrective ear surgery are immediate. There may be some initial swelling which should quickly dissipate. An optimal outcome from otoplasty surgery will be visible about 2-3 months post-procedure. Ear surgery is designed as a once-in-a-lifetime treatment.
Is There Any Downtime?
Downtime with ear surgery is often minimal. Pain and swelling will be at their worst 24-72 hours after surgery. Discomfort can easily be managed with prescription medication during this time. Most patients are able to return to work or school after about 5-7 days. More strenuous activities including exercise and contact sports should be avoided for several weeks.
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*Individual Results May Vary*