Tallahassee Plastic Surgery – Ear Pinning Surgery
Ear surgery, or otoplasty, is usually done to set prominent ears back closer to the head or to reduce the size of large ears.
For patients from Tallahassee, Dothan, Thomasville, Valdosta, Destin and Panama City, plastic surgeons from Tallahassee Plastic Surgery Clinic explain the operation is done on children between the ages of four and 14. Ears are almost fully grown by age four, and the earlier the surgery, the less teasing and ridicule the child will have to endure. Ear surgery on adults is also possible, and there are generally no additional risks associated with ear surgery on an older patient.
Ear surgery usually takes about two to three hours, although complicated procedures may take longer. The technique will depend on the problem.
For all patients from Tallahassee, Dothan, Thomasville, Valdosta, Destin and Panama City, plastic surgeons will make a small incision in the back of the ear to expose the ear cartilage. He or she will then sculpt the cartilage and bend it back toward the head. Non-removable stitches may be used to help maintain the new shape. Occasionally, the surgeon will remove a larger piece of cartilage to provide a more natural-looking fold when the surgery is complete.
Another technique involves a similar incision in the back of the ear. Skin is removed and stitches are used to fold the cartilage back on itself to reshape the ear without removing cartilage.
For all otoplasty patients from Tallahassee, Dothan, Thomasville, Valdosta, Destin and Panama City, plastic surgeons from Tallahassee Plastic Surgery Clinic explain, ear surgery will leave a faint scar in the back of the ear that will fade with time. Even when only one ear appears to protrude, surgery is usually performed on both ears for a better balance.
Most patients, young and old alike, are thrilled with the results of ear surgery. But keep in mind; the goal is improvement, not perfection. Don’t expect both ears to match perfectly-perfect symmetry is both unlikely and unnatural in ears. If you’ve discussed the procedure and your expectations with the surgeon before the operation, chances are, you’ll be quite pleased with the result.
Serving Patients from Tallahassee, Dothan, Thomasville, Valdosta, Destin – Plastic surgeons Dr. Harper & Dr. Paredes offer Ear Pinning Surgery