Otoplasty is a medical term for cosmetic ear surgery. The procedure is intended to help restructure the ears and address concerns with the size, shape, and overall contour of the ears. This may be an ideal procedure for patients who have ears that are noticeably large or stick out, in comparison to other features.
For younger patients, this may affect self-esteem growing up and might even cause discomfort when lying down or wearing hats and headgear. Otoplasty can correct cosmetic ear concerns to help deliver a more symmetrical result that helps to balance a patient’s appearance.
Otoplasty should be performed by an experienced plastic surgeon who has extensive training in head and neck surgery. Dr. Troiano offers this procedure to patients at her facility in the Palm Beach area. At her facility, the procedure is performed under local anesthesia so patients will feel no pain.
Incisions will be made along the backs of the ears. Structural changes will be made and the incisions carefully closed. This usually takes about an hour.
Otoplasty can address these concerns and deliver a natural-looking result that works with your facial structure and contours. Many patients who undergo the procedure feel it was worth it and has improved their quality of life.
Otoplasty surgery can offer many benefits to patients, including the ability to reposition or restructure the upper parts of the ears. Otoplasty reduces the prominence of the ears and reshapes the ear cartilage to achieve natural contours.
Chelsea Troiano, MD, is a female facial plastic surgeon who specializes in reconstructive plastic surgery of the head and neck. She has substantial knowledge of how cosmetic surgery can help make minor but significant changes in the nuances of the face. She works carefully with patients to deliver cosmetic surgery solutions that are tailored to suit their needs and aesthetic desires.
Dr. Troiano Facial Plastics is located in the relaxing and prestigious Delray Beach area. We welcome residents of neighboring cities like Ft. Lauderdale, Tampa, and Boca Raton, as well as visitors from all over the United States.
Cosmetic surgery is a big commitment, as many of its procedures have lasting or permanent effects. This is true with otoplasty and cosmetic ear contouring procedures that change the structure of the ear cartilage to deliver the desired result.
Otoplasty procedures are performed using carefully administered local anesthesia to ensure that patients are comfortably asleep and thus feel no pain for discomfort during surgery. After the procedure, it is common to feel pressure, discomfort, and have some swelling in the area. Patients will be given advice on how to manage these symptoms, such as using cold compresses and taking pain medication. The ears will be wrapped with a head wrap that will stay in place for at least 1 week.
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