WHAT IS OTOPLASTY?
Otoplasty is a type of surgery that changes the size, shape, or position of the ear. Different types of ear surgeries are performed depending on the individual’s needs. Most patients undergo otoplasty to reduce large, protruding ears while others may seek procedures that repair their misshapen ears due to congenital disabilities or accidents.
When the ears are fully developed, otoplasty can be performed on any patient. The ears usually reach their full size after the age of five, and thus beginning at age 5 children with prominent ears can undergo the corrective surgery.
The overall facial harmony can be disrupted when the ears have cosmetic issues. By undergoing otoplasty surgery, the ears achieve a more symmetrical and natural look that’s aligned with the rest of the face and the head.
WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT OTOPLASTY PROCEDURES?
OTOPLASTY: WHAT TO EXPECT
The Initial Consultation
Reconstructive otoplasty is another common method which addresses cosmetic problems regarding the size or shape of the ears. To augment the patient’s ear, surgeons may use cartilage grafts from different areas of the body such as the ribs and tissue from the upper buttock area.
Otoplasty usually takes two hours or less depending on the extent of the procedure.
The Recovery Process
It is important to follow all post-op instructions and consume the prescribed medications to manage the initial side effects. Children are required to avoid any strenuous activities such as contact sports for at least one week after the surgery. For adults, patients may return to their regular daily routine within three days post-surgery.
Recovery is crucial for the overall success of an otoplasty. This is why Dr. Sedgh personally assesses and monitors all of his patients’ postoperative progress. Under his care, expect scheduled follow-up appointments during the otoplasty recovery period, beginning from the first day of post-op until a year after.
WHY SHOULD YOU CHOOSE DR. SEDGH?
COMFORT & TRANSPARENCY FROM START TO FINISH
When under our care, Dr. Sedgh always ensures you feel comfortable, cared for, well-informed about every aspect of your upcoming treatment, whether surgical or non-surgical. With an approach which focuses on achieving refreshed, natural-looking results, Dr. Sedgh prides himself on always acting with transparency, honesty, and the highest level of ethical treatment, from start to finish.