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Ear Surgery

By Z Paul Lorenc, MD 6 months ago
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Ear Surgery

Otoplasty in New York City

Otoplasty, or ear surgery, is performed on both children and adults who wish to reshape, reposition, and re-proportion the ear. Some procedures correct a defect in the ear structure that is present at birth but only becomes apparent with development, while others treat ears affected by injury. Every person is unique, so during a consultation, your surgeon will advise what he thinks is best for you.

Am I a good candidate for ear surgery?

If you have any of the following conditions, ear surgery may be right for you.ear-surgery

  • Overly large ears/macrotia
  • Protruding ears occurring on one or both sides
  • Dissatisfaction with previous ear surgery

The Otoplasty Procedure

  • An incision is made behind the ear in the natural fold where the ear meets the scalp
  • A small amount of cartilage and skin are removed to reshape the ear
  • The cartilage may be pinned back closer to the head with permanent sutures to secure it in place
  • Local anesthesia is used
  • Results are immediate when dressing is removed

Ear Surgery Recovery & Healing

  • There will be discomfort in the first few days that can be managed with pain medication
  • The head should always be elevated in first few days to reduce swelling
  • The ears will be wrapped in a headband-like dressing
  • After about 1 week, normal activity can be resumed
  • After bandages are removed in five to seven days, the patient will need to wear a soft headband for a period of time that covers the ears in order to hold them in their proper position
  • Avoid exercise for three weeks

Schedule a Consultation

If you are interested in learning more about Otoplasty, and would like to see if you are a good candidate, contact our office to schedule a consultation with NYC Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Paul Lorenc.

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