Cosmetic Surgery of the Ear
An otoplasty includes a number of procedures designed to give an improved aesthetic look to the ears. You see your ears every time you look in the mirror so if there are cosmetic or functional problems, then it’s worth seeing if they can be addressed. Dr Haque performs otoplasties in order to address a number of conditions including:
- Ear Lobe Ptosis or Sagging
- Prominent Ear Deformity
- Stahl’s ear deformity (Abnormal pointing of the top of the ear)
- Ear Lobe Cleft
- Reconstruction after serious injuries
- Fixing piercings
Who’s a Good Candidate for Ear Surgery
Individuals who wish to improve the look and shape of their ear can get this treatment. If you have had earlobe piercings or have had your earlobes stretched, Dr. Haque will examine you and discuss your options with you. The specific options depend on the extent of stretching, condition of the tissue and other factors.
How to Prepare for the Surgery?
Dr. Haque will review pre- procedure instructions with you prior to the surgery so you feel prepared. Less involved procedures can be done in the office and more may need to be done at a surgery center. It is advised to stop certain medication before the surgery as they may increase bleeding. These include herbal supplements as well as over-the-counter drugs. To learn more, please Get in Touch With Our Office.
Recovering after Surgery
You will be seen in the Queen City Plastic Surgery Office for follow up. Patients are asked to put on a protective dressing over the area. They are also advised to sleep in such a way as to minimize pressure over the ears. It is essential to sleep with the head somewhat elevated as it helps to lessen swelling and bruising. Some of the risks linked with this procedure are: asymmetry, bruising, contour irregularities and reappearance of the prominent deformity.
Set up an Appointment with a board-certified plastic surgeon in Charlotte, NC
Otoplasty or ear surgery is an excellent solution for those with protruding ears. This procedure can be useful for people of all ages. To learn more about ear surgery, feel free to Contact Us today. We have a number of Financing options and you will be able to find one that best suits your individual budget.