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EAR SURGERY

(OTOPLASTY, EAR PINNING)

Ear surgery is also known as ear pinning or otoplasty. Many adults benefit from this procedure, which canimproves your self-esteem.

Other procedures such as split earlobes and keloids on earlobes are also addressed by Dr. Chavez.

CANDIDATES FOR EAR SURGERY

General good health and realistic expectations are prerequisites. It is also important to understand the surgery. Otoplasty will not alter hearing ability. What is important for successful otoplasty is that the ears be in proportion to the size and shape of the face and head.

A positive attitude toward the surgery is an important factor in all plastic surgery. Adult candidates for otoplasty should understand that the firmer cartilage of fully developed ears does not provide the same molding capacity as in children.

EAR SURGERY (OTOPLASTY) CONSULTATION

During the consultation, Dr. Chavez will examine the structure of the ears and discuss possibilities for correcting the problems. Even if only one ear needs "pinning back," surgery will probably be recommended on both ears to achieve the most natural, symmetrical appearance.

Dr. Chavez will fully explain and discuss the procedure. Following a thorough medical history, she will explain the kind of anesthesia required, surgical facility, and costs. Typically, she will recommend general anesthesia. Under normal conditions, ear surgery (otoplasty) requires approximately two hours.

EAR SURGERY (OTOPLASTY)

An incision is made just behind the ear, in the natural fold where the ear is joined to the head. Dr. Chavez will then remove the necessary amounts of cartilage and skin required to achieve the right effect. She will also dermabrade the cartilage to make it more malleable. In some cases, Dr. Chavez will trim the cartilage, shaping it into a more desirable form and then pin the cartilage back with permanent sutures to secure the cartilage.

In other instances, she will not remove any cartilage at all, using stitches to hold the cartilage permanently in place. After sculpting the cartilage to the desired shape, she will apply sutures to anchor the ear until healing occurs to hold the ear in the desired position.

AFTER YOUR EAR SURGERY(OTOPLASTY)

Soft dressings applied to the ears will remain for a few days. Most patients experience some mild discomfort. If you are accustomed to sleeping on your side, your sleep patterns may be disrupted for a week or so because you cannot put any pressure on the ear areas. Headbands are recommended day and night to hold the ears in the desired position for four weeks after the surgery. The risks are minimal. There will be a thin white scar behind the ear after healing. Because this scar is in a natural crease behind the ear, the problem of visibility is minimal.

Swelling usually takes a few months to subside, but the results are immediately obvious.

THE RESULTS OF YOUR EAR SURGERY (OTOPLASTY)

Most patients are extremely happy with their results. Women can finally wear their hair back instead of covering their ears with their hair. Men feel that they have a more normal appearance. They are happy with their new Silhouette.