The Benefits of Cosmetic Ear Surgery
Do your ears stick out of your hair or your hats? Does the sight of them make you cringe every time you look in the mirror? We believe that no one should be walking around feeling bad about the state of their ears. Our otoplasty treatments offer a variety of benefits to those suffering from prominent or protruding ears.
An otoplasty, also known as an ear tuck, is a simple surgical procedure in which we modify your ears by removing extra skin and cartilage and then literally pinning them back to reshape them. Dr. Gilbert and our skilled and experienced medical team correct issues like this every day. Read on to discover the key physical and emotional advantages of this simple medical procedure.
Ear tuck surgery can correct many problems.
Patients get otoplasty because they are unhappy with their appearance and want to improve aesthetics, specifically, their ears. Cosmetic and reconstructive ear surgery can take care of a number of deformities, ranging from protruding, small, or very large ears to folded, cupped, or cauliflower ears.
Ear tuck surgery is a low-risk procedure.
When it comes to cosmetic surgeries, ear tucks are among the safest. We do recommend children undergo anesthesia during surgery, but most of our adult patients only require a small anesthetic before the procedure. Indeed, otoplasty is one of the safest surgeries in the medical field.
Ear tuck surgery fosters confidence.
The number one reason individuals get ear tuck surgery is to alter their appearance, feeling devastated by the damage that has been done to their self-esteem. Irregularly shaped and oversized ears are often the source of much bullying and ridicule. Thankfully, an ear tuck can permanently change the situation, reduce anxiety and depression, and bring a renewed sense of confidence.
Ear Tuck Surgery
The process of surgically improving your ear shape, size, or location depends on what needs to be done. Dr. Gilbert may cut or fold and stitch cartilage. He begins by making a small incision at the back of your ear which provides him access to the cartilage. When he has finished, he stitches the small cut closed. Dr. Gilbert uses a very specific suturing technique to recreate the natural curve of the ear cartilage. The length of the procedure depends on the case and the amount of reshaping that needs to take place. Most ear surgeries last 1-2 hours.
Dr. Gilbert finds great pleasure in the powerful results of otoplasty because of the relief and ease it brings both children and adults. Rather than a focus on aesthetics and a more youthful look which is the goal of most cosmetic surgeries, Dr. Gilbert aims to make your ear less noticeable and more naturally acceptable, the number one goal of most otoplasty patients.
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