Do you or anyone in your family have prominent ears? Have your ears or those of a loved one been injured or deformed? Otoplasty is a safe, tried and effective procedure that can be performed to improve the appearance and function of the ear.
Who is a Good Candidate for Otoplasty?
Any healthy person who wishes to improve the look of large and prominent or misshapen ears can undergo this procedure. Ideally, otoplasty can be performed as soon as the ears are fully grown, so even children can have their ears fixed with this procedure. Having the surgery so young can lessen the emotional and psychological distress and discomfort they most likely will have to endure otherwise.
What Happens Before Otoplasty?
Before undergoing the procedure, our surgeon will take your medical history and listen to your questions and concerns. During this time, the surgeon will discuss any particular issues regarding the structure of your ears, face, and skin. Pictures can be taken to help with preoperative planning and will serve as a comparison for when you have your reconstructed ears.
What Techniques are Used?
There are different techniques that can be used to remedy the situation. They depend on the particular problem that needs to be addressed and other factors. For example, during the procedure, the cartilage may be sculpted or bent back towards the head. Non-removable stitches may be used to hold the new shape in place. Other cases may call for the removal of a piece of cartilage to create a more natural fold.
At Nuance Cosmetic Surgery in Folsom, we offer complete services in plastic, reconstructive and cosmetic surgery to clients in Sacramento, CA and surrounding areas. Our entire staff is committed to providing optimal care for our patients in our state-of-the-art facility. Contact us today to book a consultation for otoplasty.