Do you or your child have protruding or misshapen ears? Don’t let your confidence suffer any further. Cosmetic surgery is an option through a procedure called Otoplasty.
Candidates for Ear Surgery
Patients that undergo Otoplasty are most commonly children as young as 5 or 6 when the ears have stopped growing, but it’s never too late. Adults are able to correct their ears through this procedure as well.
Otoplasty improves conditions in adults and children including extra-large ear lobes, protruding ears, lop ear (the tip folds down forcing the ear forward), and shell ear (ailment in which parts of the outer ear are missing).
Manhattan based Dr. Robert A. Guida and his staff are experienced in performing corrective ear surgery.
When to Consider Surgery?
Confidence and comfort are the keys to a happy and successful life. Cosmetic surgery to correct your ears should be considered if either of these essential life components are negatively affected. If yours or your child’s quality of life is suffering, then it is the right time to visit Dr. Guida for a consultation.
What Is Otoplasty?
There are numerous ways the ear can be restructured. One is by cutting out and removing the cartilage, which is the core structural element of the ear. An additional method consists of folding and stitching the cartilage.
During either method, Dr. Guida will sculpt the skin and cartilage to create the patient’s desired result.
Results and Recovery
For children after surgery Dr. Guida will apply a soft dressing to the cover the ears that will stay in place for the days following the procedure. Adults may only need the dressing for a day or two. Stitches are removed just a week after surgery if dissolvable stitches are not used. A protective headband over the ears is worn for a week or two after surgery at night to maintain the new shape of the cartilage.
Upon completion of recovery and the ears are healed completely, you can resume life with a new perspective having ears molded to meet the look you always desired.