Are you unhappy with your ears?
- Posted on: Nov 15 2022
Maybe you’ve always hated your ears – maybe you’ve always been self-conscious and have always felt like they stick out too far from your head, or they are too large or too small. Or, maybe you got a gauge a few years ago and now you regret it and the damage it has done. Whatever the reason you aren’t happy with your ears, you can do something about it, with an otoplasty procedure.
What is otoplasty?
“Otoplasty” is the medical term for ear surgery to repair the appearance of the ears. It is not only for those with earlobe damage or ears that are too big or too small; it can also help to repair ears that have been injured or damaged, ears that have been affected by skin cancer, or cosmetic ear issues caused by birth defects.
Patients should be in good general health and have realistic expectations for what this type of surgery can do. It is typically done on children who are between 4 (when ears are fully developed) and 14 years old, but it can be done on older patients as well. It is performed as an outpatient procedure and takes 2 or 3 hours. General anesthesia is used for very young patients, and older children and adults will be given local anesthesia and a sedative. Even if only one ear has the problem issue, the other ear might need surgery as well, so that both ears will look as symmetrical as possible.
Most patients can get back to their regular activities a week after the surgery. Medication will be prescribed for any discomfort, and patients shouldn’t sleep on their sides for the first 2 weeks after surgery. Scars from otoplasty are usually hardly visible, because of where the incisions were made and because the incisions used are very small. Hearing is not affected by this procedure.
Imagine wearing your hair up or getting your hair cut short – an otoplasty procedure means that you won’t have to be self-conscious about your ears anymore and try to hide them. For an otoplasty consultation, contact the office of Bardia Amirlak. Call the office in Dallas, Texas, at 972-972-4708 for an appointment today.
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