Cosmetic surgery of the ear, or otoplasty, is an aesthetic procedure that alters the size, position, or proportion of the ears. The outcome of ear reshaping surgery varies greatly depending on the changes that are desired, but these procedures generally improve self-confidence, especially in children and teenagers. If the ears stick out, ear pinning surgery can be performed to flatten the ears against the head. If one ear is positioned higher than the other, ear repositioning can create symmetry. Large, oversized ears can be addressed alone or in conjunction with other ear issues.
*As with any procedure and/or treatment the results may vary.
As with any surgery, there is the potential for complications. The surgery takes about an hour and a half and will require after care. The risks are the same as most surgical procedures which include: bleeding, hematoma, infection, and scarring.
Your doctor will let you know when any dressing can be removed, and you may be asked to apply antibiotic ointment to the ears or perform other wound care treatment at home.
Approximately one week after your procedure, you will return to the doctor’s office. Your surgeon may remove stitches at this time, though absorbable stitches are often used, which do not require removal.
Though recovery is unique for every patient, you can expect to return to work and any light activity after one week. In two weeks, your final results will be visible, though small changes to the ears can occur for up to twelve months.
An otoplasty procedure will be different for everyone. Please call the office to schedule a consult. *As with any procedure and/or treatment, the results may vary.”
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If you are interested in learning more about an otoplasty procedure – call now at 843-881-2130 or contact us online to schedule a consultation and appointment. Dr. O’Neill and Dr. Swartz perform cosmetic procedures at their office in Charleston, SC, conveniently and discreetly located on Daniel Island.