The embarrassment associated with having large or awkwardly shaped ears can often diminish a person’s confidence. However, with today’s advances in ear surgery, clinically referred to as otoplasty, the talented, cosmetic surgeons at The South Florida Center for Cosmetic Surgery can produce dramatic improvements in just a few short hours.
The source of many people’s embarrassment is the perception that their ears are too large. However, in most situations the problem has more to do with how their ears are positioned. This problem can usually be resolved through surgical techniques that simply reposition (pin) the ears closer to the head.
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- The procedure can be performed in just a few hours.
- Complications are very rare.
- Drastically improve size and shape of ears.
The cost of Otoplasty depends on several factors, including the complexity of the procedure and the technique used during surgery.
The South Florida Center for Cosmetic Surgery is committed to helping our patients find the most convenient payment method for their procedure. We work with three third-party financing companies to offer flexible payment plans with instant approval based upon your credit score.¬†And, through our network of experienced physicians and vendors, and our agreements with competitive lenders, we’re confident that we can find a payment option that suits your lifestyle.
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The Ear Surgery Process
During your initial visit, expect to provide your complete medical history, including all your medications, allergies, and previous surgeries. You’ll also undergo an extensive physical exam and blood tests before your surgeon takes photographs to aid in planning and performing your Otoplasty. Finally, you’ll receive important instructions to prepare for treatment as well as a realistic explanation of the results you can expect to achieve.
Our doctors employ several surgical techniques for ear surgery. The technique used during each surgery will depend upon the problem being corrected.
The most common technique involves the surgeon making a small incision in the back of the ear, exposing the cartilage. Your surgeon will then sculpt and shape the cartilage before repositioning your ears. In most cases, stitches will be used to maintain the new shape and position.
Your surgeon may also use a technique that involves removing skin instead of cartilage. The ear is then pulled back, flat against your head and enabling your surgeon to reshape the ear without removing cartilage.
The technique your surgeon uses will depend on the condition of your ear and the result you wish to achieve.
After surgery, you will experience some discomfort once your anesthesia wears off. Our goal is to keep you as comfortable as possible. So, your surgeon will provide you with medication to mitigate any pain and soreness. Avoid sitting for the first week following your procedure and expect to wear a unique, post-surgery garment for the first two weeks to prevent swelling.
Otoplasty is an outpatient procedure but, it is recommended that you be under the supervision of a responsible person for the first 12 hours post-operative.
Otoplasty is performed as an outpatient procedure. Your surgeon will reshape your ears by manipulating and removing either cartilage or skin before repositioning the ears closer to your head.
During your initial visit, your surgeon will evaluate your ears and speak with you about the results you would like to achieve. Your surgeon will help you prepare for your procedure and get an idea of what to expect during recovery. Your surgeon will also perform a complete physical examination, take blood tests, and take photos of your treatment area during the consultation. Feel free to talk to your doctor about any questions you have about your procedure.
You can expect to be in our office for about 3-4 hours. However, the actual operating time for Otoplasty is around one hour.
Our professional M.D. Anesthesiologist administers general anesthesia for all surgical procedures.
Yes. Otoplasty is performed as an outpatient procedure and you are typically able to return home the same day. You will need a caretaker to drive you home and monitor you for the first 12 hours.
Most adults are able to return to work and resume normal activities in approximately five days. Physical activity that involves bending your ears should be avoided for about a month.
Complications are possible with any surgical procedure, including Otoplasty. The most common complication of Otoplasty is the formation of a blood clot on the ear which usually dissolves on its own. However, complications from Ear Surgery are rare when the procedure is performed by a qualified, experienced surgeon.
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