For many, the ears are a relatively low priority area of the body, causing little to no concern. However, for those whose with abnormally large ears or ears that stick out too far from the head, the ears can be an emotionally charged body part. While they may not cause a physical concern, the aesthetic and psychological concern can truly take a toll. The good news is that otoplasty, or ear pinning surgery, is here to help.
Otoplasty Addresses Size and Shape
The otoplasty procedure is effective at addressing both the size and shape of the ears, depending on your unique needs. During your consultation, Dr. Dawli will work with you to create a treatment plan that addresses your concerns and helps you to look forward to a life without stubborn ears.
Suitable for children and adults, otoplasty can help boost confidence. Dr. Dawli makes incisions behind the ear, to reduce visible scarring. Depending on your or your child’s needs, she will then remove or reshape cartilage and skin, potentially pinning the ears back with permanent sutures.
Recovery Takes Time
Given that this is an invasive procedure, you can expect to begin to appreciate the results of your surgery after two to three weeks. However, it can take around six months for the majority of your swelling to diminish. During the first several weeks after your procedure, you will likely wear a headband to protect the new shape and position of the ears. However, the details of your recovery will be discussed during your consultation.
You Could Be a Good Candidate
If you are unhappy with the size, shape or positioning of your ears, otoplasty could be an effective procedure for you. Of course, the best way to determine your candidacy is to schedule a consultation. During this appointment, you will discuss your treatment plan and the cost of your intended procedure.
At Buffalo Plastic Surgery, we are proud to have helped adults and children build confidence with the help of otoplasty. Now, we are ready to do the same for you. So if you have questions about our services and are ready to learn more, do not hesitate to contact us.