Ear Reshaping Surgery
Otoplasty is the general term for ear plastic surgery. Under that broad heading, one of the options is ear reshaping surgery. This procedure seeks to achieve balance between the ears regarding size, shape, angle and other aesthetic features. If you are displeased with the shape or size of your ears, Dr. Erez Dayan can perform ear reshaping surgery at Avance Plastic Surgery Institute in Reno/Tahoe.
Certain genetic deformities can give the ears an unnatural shape that may be unattractive or attract unwanted attention. Although no health concerns may be present, a person may desire to undergo ear reshaping surgery to attain a normal shape for their ears. Appearance is important for many aspects of life, including your self-confidence.
Because it is relatively easy to discern misshapen ears at birth, many parents seek ear reshaping surgery for their children to help them avoid the inevitable teasing and difficulties other children can present. Ear reshaping surgery is possible for children whose ears have completed initial development. This is usually by about seven years of age. Of course, Dr. Dayan can also perform ear reshaping surgery on adults at Avance Plastic Surgery Institute.
Balanced Ear Contour Surgery in Reno/Tahoe
Dr. Dayan and his aesthetics team seek to perform balanced ear contour surgery in Reno/Tahoe for patients who are displeased with the appearance of their ears. Different surgical techniques are used to correct various problems, which Dr. Dayan will determine after a physical examination and consultation. Each treatment is tailored to a patient’s specific needs and goals for their appearance.
Generally, an incision is made at the back of the ear, giving Dr. Dayan access to the areas of cartilage that need work. Ear cartilage can be reshaped, repositioned or even transplanted from another area of the body if needed to create the desired shape and size. Avance Plastic Surgery Institute can also work with an otolaryngologist if further surgery is required to correct hearing issues inside the ear.
Your recovery should last about a week, during which you will wear a bandage around your head over the surgical sites. Any discomfort can be controlled with OTC pain medications. Your sutures will be removed in about 7-10 days, at which time the bandages will be removed. Avoid activity for at least a week, and any vigorous activity, such as sports, for at least six weeks. You will also need to sleep wearing a protective headband for about six months to protect your ears.
For world-class ear reshaping surgery in Reno/Tahoe, NV, contact our office for a consultation with Dr. Erez Dayan at Avance Plastic Surgery Institute.