Otoplasty Ear Reshaping Surgery
For individuals who are bothered by the shape or placement of their ears, Otoplasty is an excellent way to resolve aesthetic ear issues. This simple and effective treatment can help treat ears that stick out too far from their head, ears that are too large, or dissatisfaction with any previous ear surgery. For those who are embarrassed by the appearance of their ears, Otoplasty is a surgical option that can provide reliable results. Dr. Cabin, a Arlington, VA facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon, is an Otoplasty expert with years of experience reshaping patient’s ears exactly to their liking.
What is Otoplasty?
Otoplasty is the title given to minimally invasive surgeries that improve the appearance of the patient’s ears. While Otoplasty can refer to several different procedures, in general the term is applied to surgeries that change the shape, size, or position of the ears. Some common ear aesthetic issues addressed by Otoplasty include ears that stick out too far from the head, ears that are oversized when compared to the patients head, and any dissatisfaction the patient has with previous ear procedures. Otoplasty also makes sure both ears are symmetrical, treating both ears to make sure they are of identical size, shape, and positioning. This minimally invasive procedure is perfect for anyone who is dissatisfied with the appearance of their ears.
Who is Eligible for Otoplasty?
Ears usually reach their full size by the time a child turns five years old, and once the ears are done growing Otoplasty can be performed to effectively and efficiently resolve most cosmetic ear issues relating to size or placement. Dr. Cabin focuses on providing surgical treatment to children, teenagers, and young adults to try to address ear issues early to help children remain confident in their appearance as they grow up. However, Otoplasty is a viable option for individuals of all ages to reduce prominent ears.
What to Expect From an Otoplasty Procedure?
Otoplasty is a quick procedure that leaves little to no noticeable scars. Dr. Cabin will begin the procedure by making small incisions on the back of the ears or hidden in the inner crease of the ears, choosing the location that will best hide any scars. Once the small incision is made, Dr. Cabin will remove any unneeded skin and cartilage in the ear, as well as move existing cartilage in the ear to get your ears into the proper position. Dr. Cabin will then stitch up the incision, with the entire procedure taking approximately two hours.
What is Otoplasty Recovery Process?
After treatment is completed, the patient may feel some slight pain, so medication will be prescribed to help manage any discomfort. The patient’s ears will be protected and supported with bandages for a few days after Otoplasty, then Dr. Cabin will remove the bandages and the incredible results will be immediately noticeable. The patient will then be given a protective headband to wear while sleeping for the next few weeks to prevent any issues while tossing and turning at night.
Schedule an Otoplasty Ear Rejuvenation Treatment Consultation with Dr. Cabin Today
Dr. Cabin specializes in ear reconstruction and replacement procedures, helping patients make needed aesthetic changes to the shape or positioning of their ears. Dr. Cabin is happy to discuss Otoplasty and other ear rejuvenating treatments. To find out more, please contact us today at 703-259-8094 to schedule a consultation.