Ear Surgery (also known as Otoplasty ) is a surgical procedure that addresses a variety of issues related to the ears. Ear Surgery is often used to correct issues associated with protruding ears, cupped ears, stretched earlobes, and other cosmetic concerns. Ear Surgery can help restore a patient’s self-confidence, particularly if they feel emotional or mental pain from their misshapen ears.
Dr. Dillon’s goal is to conduct Ear Surgery procedures designed to produce beautiful, natural results.
What is Ear Surgery?
Ear Surgery is a surprisingly simple procedure that can be performed under local or “twilight” anesthesia in the office. Depending on the desired results of the patient, Ear Surgery will typically require small incisions to be made to the earlobe, in the cartilage, or behind the earlobe.
Am I a Good Candidate?
Good candidates for Ear Surgery will be in excellent health and have reasonable expectations for the outcome of this surgery. Candidates will be non-smokers who do not take blood-thinning medications.
What Should I Expect From the Procedure?
During Ear Surgery, Dr. Dillon will make small incisions behind the ears and/or along the ear lobe, depending on your desired results from the procedure. These incision scars are small enough to be covered in natural skin creases.
The cartilage is addressed via the incisions and relevant corrections are made. Any excess skin will be trimmed and removed before the incisions are closed.
What’s the Recovery Like?
Recovery can be very quick for this procedure. Patients usually return back to work within a week. Patients will need to wear a wrap around the head to protect the ears while they heal and set. After the wrap is removed (which is around the four- to five-day mark), the patient will need to sleep with a band around their head for two weeks. Physical activity can be resumed after six weeks.
How Do I Get Started?
For more information about Ear Surgery, please contact our office to schedule a consultation. Together, we will determine if you’re an ideal candidate for Ear Surgery.