About Cosmetic Ear Surgery
Ears that appear to protrude outward, are asymmetrical or misshapen, or look unnaturally big can negatively impact your self-esteem, especially when at a young age. Otoplasty (ear reshaping) is a cosmetic procedure that helps to recontour the size, position, and shape of the ears to result in a normal appearance. Dr. Jules Walters is a plastic surgeon in New Orleans, LA who has helped many women, men, and children move past their embarrassment of exposing their ears by undergoing this surgery. No matter the cosmetic issue, otoplasty at Walters Plastic Surgery allows a patient to proudly show their face at any angle with a newfound confidence.
Ear reshaping surgery can be performed at any age; however, it is often most common among children and is recommended before the start of elementary school. By six years of age, this surgery is safe and effective to be completed on a child. If you feel embarrassed by the shape and size of your ears because they are misshapen or protrude outward, otoplasty can be considered to attain a normal appearance. Sufferers of a torn, stretched, or damaged earlobe may also be a candidate for cosmetic ear surgery.
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Plan Your Procedure
Ear reshaping surgery is performed using anesthesia, either general, IV sedation or even local anesthesia. Most often, the incision is placed around the back portion of the ear or within the inner folds. During this procedure, cartilage will be manipulated to create a new contour and natural-looking appearance. It's generally common for each ear to be addressed during otoplasty to make sure they appear symmetrical. After the procedure, the incisions are safely stitched together with sutures and wrapped so they are protected.
What to Expect
Once the procedure is finished and you are released to leave the surgery center, you will heal and rest at home. Dr. Walters or a member of his team will send you home with instructions for recovery. It's very important to not touch, pick at, or scratch the ears. Also, you should not lie down on the ears, and instead sleep propped up for the first few days. Dr. Walters recommends seeing his otoplasty patients back within 3 – 5 days. At this time, Dr. Walters will take off the coverings and check you or your child's surgical results. The outcomes are visible right away and the progression of results will continue to improve as the ears heal.
Reshape Your Ears
While the ears are not very big, an unusual shape, position, or size may make a significant difference to you. Otoplasty (ear surgery) may help your child avoid getting teased by classmates, or help you if you have always felt unhappy with your ears. Contact Walters Plastic Surgery in New Orleans and Metairie, LA to schedule a consultation with plastic surgeon Dr. Walters and get more information about surgical ear reshaping.