About Our Ear Enhancement Procedure
Ear enhancement in Orange County can give patients the ears that they have always wanted. Also called otoplasty or ear surgery, ear enhancement can fix cosmetic ear issues that were caused by genetics, trauma, or birth defects.
Good Candidates for Ear Enhancement
Patients who have deformed, uneven, oversized, or undesirably shaped ears are good candidates for ear enhancement. Children ages 5 and older are excellent candidates for this procedure.
Patients should be in good overall health and should have a positive disposition while maintaining realistic expectations. To avoid a prolonged recovery period, patients are advised to avoid smoking before and after the surgery.
Before undergoing ear enhancement, patients will need to schedule a consultation. The ears of the patient will be examined, and there will be discussions regarding the patient’s aesthetic goals.
Patients will need to answer questions about their medical history, including information about any medications they are taking, any allergies, and any past procedures.
The surgeon will discuss the details of the otoplasty procedure with the patient, from preparation all the way through recovery. The surgeon will be happy to answer any questions that the patient may have.
The Otoplasty Procedure
The entire ear enhancement process is normally finished in under two hours. The ear surgery techniques used will depend on the correction each patient needs.
First, anesthesia is administered to ensure patient comfort. Incisions are generally made on the back of the ears or within the inner creases of their ears. After the surgeon has made the incisions, excess cartilage and/or skin may be removed. The cartilage is then secured with internal stitches after being shaped properly.
Ear Surgery Recovery
The doctor will provide unique instructions pertaining to your individual case. These instructions should be followed closely to ensure high-quality results and a quick and comfortable recovery process.
A degree of bruising and swelling will be present for a time but will fade. To aid in this process, you will need to keep your head elevated at all times and must apply a cold compress as directed.
The doctor will prescribe antibiotics and pain medication. It’s recommended that you don’t drive while taking any prescribed narcotics.
Do not participate in any physical activities that could result in ear trauma. Stay home from work or school until cleared to return.
It will be important to avoid using blowdryers during recovery and to stay away from extreme heat. Button-up shirts are recommended in order to prevent accidental damage to the ears while taking one’s shirt off.
Ear Enhancement Cost
The cost of ear enhancement surgery depends on a variety of factors. Price may be influenced by the amount of time required to perform the surgery, the exact techniques used, and the type of anesthesia utilized. Otoplasty may or may not be covered by health insurance, so it will be important to contact your insurance provider.
Patients can learn more about ear enhancement in Orange County by scheduling a consultation. Contact our office today to arrange your consultation.
Dr. Mazin Al-Hakeem
Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon
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