About Cosmetic Ear Surgery
Ears that protrude and stick out, are misshapen and uneven, or look oversized can affect your self-confidence, especially during childhood. Ear surgery is a cosmetic treatment that helps to correct the shape, size, and position of the ears to create a natural look. Dr. S. Darrell Lee is a plastic surgeon in Port St. Lucie and Jupiter, FL who has assisted countless men and women to overcome their anxiety of showing their ears with this surgery. Regardless of the physical irregularity, ear surgery at Lee Plastic Surgery and Laser Center allows an individual to show their face from any angle with confidence. We serve patients from all over the area, including Palm City, Vero Beach, and Stuart, FL.
Otoplasty can be done on patients of all ages; however, it is common among young children and is suggested prior to reaching elementary school. By age six, this procedure is safe to be performed on a child. If you are self-conscious from the look and shape of your ears because they stick out or are too large, otoplasty can help attain a natural-looking appearance. If you suffer from a torn or damaged earlobe, you are also a candidate for otoplasty.
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Plan Your Procedure
Otoplasty is completed using general anesthesia or IV sedation. In many patients, the incision is made behind the ear or inside the inner ear. During surgery, cartilage will be reshaped to create a smaller or larger appearance. It is common for both ears to be altered during the procedure to ensure they look and appear even. After this, the incisions are secured with sutures and carefully bandaged so they stay safeguarded for healing.
What to Expect
When the procedure is over and it is safe to leave the outpatient surgery center, you will recover at home. Dr. Lee or a member of his team will provide recovery instructions. It is important to not pick at or touch the ears. In addition, you or your child should avoid laying on the ears, instead sleeping upright for a few days. Dr. Lee typically likes to see his ear surgery patients back the next day — during this time, Dr. Lee will be able to remove the wrappings and assess you or your child's ears. Natural-looking ears can be seen almost immediately and the results will continue to look better as the ears heal.
Reshape Your Ears
Even though the ears are small, the wrong size, position, or shape can make a big difference in your appearance. Ear surgery can help your child avoid teasing at school, or help you if you've always felt self-conscious about your ears. Contact Lee Plastic Surgery and Laser Center in Port St. Lucie, FL to schedule your appointment with plastic surgeon Dr. Lee and learn more about cosmetic ear surgery.