Orlando Otoplasty — What You Need to Know About Ear Plastic Surgery

Plastic surgery has given life changing experiences to people who suffered from lack of confidence or poor self esteem due to problems with their physical appearance. Facial plastic surgery in Orlando by a good cosmetic surgeon can effectively treat and improve the look of a mis-shaped nose, droopy eye lids, sagging skin, wrinkled eye borrows and even poorly shaped ears. Ear plastic surgery, also referred to as otoplasty takes many forms – from bringing ears that stick out too far closer to the head (ear pinning), to reducing the size of very large ears, and reshaping various bends in the cartilage – ear plastic surgery has effective cosmetic solutions for both men and women. It can also be safely used to correct the shape of ears in young children, before deformed ears become a source of embarrassment or low self esteem in them.

For a safe treatment that yields best cosmetic results, ear plastic surgery should be performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon. In adults, the surgery is performed as an outpatient procedure and may be performed under local anesthesia and sedatives. For young children, general anesthesia is necessary to keep them calm and still during the procedure. All incisions for such surgeries are made behind the ear so there are no visible scars after the treatment. If the ears are protruding, they can be repositioned a little backward. If some of the natural folds of the ear are missing, the same can be created through tissues taken from other parts of the ear or body. Ears that have been injured and are thickened can be thinned and sculpted in an ear plastic surgery. At the end of the operation, a pressure dressing is placed over the ears to hold it in place while they heal.

There is a little pain and bruising after the surgery as the patient recovers from anesthesia. It takes about a week and a half after the surgery for most of the swelling to subside, although the treated area remains sensitive for about three weeks.

With better looking ears proportionate to facial structure, the person naturally feels more confident.

For a consultation, contact our Orlando surgical center today. We look forward to meeting you!

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