about Otoplasty

Ear Surgery

Otoplasty can be a good option for those who are unhappy with the way that their ears look. This surgery is most often done in children as by the time a child is 4 years old the ears are almost at their full adult shape and size. However, Otoplasty can be performed on patients of all ages.

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An Otoplasty?

Otoplasty is a surgical procedure that is also known as ear pinning or. ear surgery. In this surgery, the ears are surgically altered to make them smaller, flatter, or more proportionate depending on the patients individual needs and concerns. Most people who have otoplasty have protruding ears that simply need to be moved closer to the head.

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  1. Improved ear appearance: Otoplasty can correct various ear concerns, such as size, shape, or protrusion, resulting in a more aesthetically pleasing appearance.
  2. Increased self-confidence: Ears that look subtle and harmonious with your face can lead to a boost in self-esteem.
  3. Minimal scarring: Incisions are typically placed discreetly behind the ears, ensuring that any scarring is virtually unnoticeable.
  4. Permanent results: The results of otoplasty are typically permanent, providing a lasting improvement to your appearance.

How does Otoplasty work?

There are several different otoplasty techniques, so the right technique will be chosen by the surgeon. If the patient has extra skin and cartilage on the backs of their ears, this can be excised before the ears are pinned back. In some cases, the ears are too large overall, so the surgeon can re-sculpt the ears before pinning them back. The plastic surgeon will permanently suture the ears into the correct place while the patient is under anesthesia.

What is the recovery period for otoplasty look like?

The recovery process after otoplasty is a fairly simple one. Patients will need to have a compression garment around their ears for the first day, and will then transition into a special protective headband for at least a few more days. Swelling will go down within a few days in most cases. The majority of patients are able to get back to their usual routine within 7 days or less. In terms of any scarring, the small incisions are made in the back of the ears, so if any tiny scars remain, they won't be easily visible.

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Dr. Guida is a highly respected and renowned plastic surgeon who specializes in rhinoplasty and functional nose surgeries. With his extensive experience, exceptional surgical skills, and deep understanding of facial anatomy, Dr. Guida has a proven track record of delivering outstanding results that improve both nasal function and appearance.

His commitment to patient satisfaction and personalized care ensures that each procedure is tailored to the individual's specific needs and goals. Furthermore, Dr. Guida stays at the forefront of advancements in the field of plastic surgery, incorporating cutting-edge techniques, technology and his decades of experience, to optimize surgical outcomes.

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