Otoplasty - Ear Surgery, Plastic Surgeon Newport Beach, Los Angeles CA
This operation is done to correct protruding ears. It is one of the few cosmetic operations performed on children. Although the operation is done on both men and women, it has great appeal for men, because many of them wear their hair short and cannot conceal the ear deformity. The method of surgery is to weaken the cartilage of the ear so that it bends into its new shape. At the same time stitches are placed in the cartilage to hold the ear in position until the new shape has formed. The incision is placed in the natural creases behind the ear. The operation is done under either local anesthetic (you are awake) or general anesthetic (you are asleep). You can choose. Most of the time this is an outpatient operation and a stay in the hospital is not needed.
Before and After
Patients having undergone earlobe repair are completely satisfied with the results that now give them the unstretched and/or untorn earlobe look that they desire and many are eager to insert earrings again. Re-piercing can be done as early as 6 weeks after the procedure.
Ear Lobe Repair Recovery
Scarring is minimal and is usually not noticeable once fully healed. Sutures that are placed are either absorbable or removable sutures and are used differently and are situation dependent. Patients will be required to come back into the office approximately one week after procedure for follow up and possible stitch removal (if applicable and necessary).
Many people have accessorized their outfits or their personalities one way or another with earrings. Many people have one piercing on one or both ears, and sometimes people choose to have multiple piercings to accommodate several earrings. Whether a patient has had an earring accidentally ripped or pulled partly or fully out of the ear, or if they have previously stretched their earlobes past a point of returning back to its previous look on its own, Dr. Bandy is here to help. With a quick office visit, Dr. Bandy can repair torn or stretched lobes.
Pricing is dependent on several factors including whether the procedure is performed under a local or a general anesthesia.
Call our Newport Beach or Torrance office now for further information or to discuss scheduling for Earlobe Repair.