Otoplasty, an ear reconstructive plastic surgery, is used to correct misshapen or protruding ears, as a means to improve an overall aesthetic look. At the Ear Surgery Center of Excellence our facial plastic surgeons specialized in the most innovative forms of minimally invasive otoplasty and otoplasty revisions, providing each patient with comprehensive, individualized care for their condition. To schedule a consultation with one of our renowned facial plastic surgeons, contact us at (888) 281-8537
Otoplasty in Los Angeles
Otoplasty, which is pinning of the ear, may be performed at any age as long as the ears have grown to full size, normally occurring at age of five or six. The procedure is most desirable at a young age, when cartilage in the ear is very pliable and the psychological impact of malformed ears begins to take its toll. Prominent or uneven ears – such as with microtia – can be embarrassing, make you self-consciousness, or even shameful.
To perform an otoplasty, an experienced ear surgeon will make a small incision behind the ear. After the incision has been made, the facial plastic surgeon will pin back the ear and reshape the cartilage. The procedure is done on an outpatient basis, and you will be followed closely after the surgery with follow-up visits. With a successful otoplasty, the ears aesthetic should be meet your standards and desires.
Otoplasty is a relatively simple facial plastic surgery; however, when not performed by an expert facial plastic surgeon, otoplasty may leave the patient without the desired result. Otoplasty revisions should be performed by an expert facial plastic surgeon. An otoplasty revision is similar to an original otoplasty but involves a skilled hand to excise some of the scar tissue and design the most naturally looking shaped ear. The Ear Surgery Center of Excellence in Los Angeles is home to leaders in the field of minimally invasive otoplasty revisions, and our doctors can succeed where others have failed. Our expert ear surgeons go in and, through the latest innovative methods, reconstruct and revise a previously unsuccessful otoplasty surgery.
How Long Do I Have to Wait, For an Otoplasy Revision?
Following an otoplasty, there is a good time period in which healing needs to be allowed to set in. Normally following an initial otoplasty, one should wait 6-8 months for the swelling and scar tissue formation to go down before they consider having otoplasty revision surgery. In most cases, our ear surgeons will not consider a revision until one year has passed, as every person is different in healing times.
Contact a Los Angeles Ear Surgeon
At the Ear Surgery Center of Excellence, our goal is to provide the highest quality of care in a safe and state-of-the-art environment. Our expert facial plastic surgeons are highly qualified in otoplasty and otoplasty revisions where others have failed. If you are considering otoplasty, and would like to schedule a consultation contact us at (888) 281-8537.
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