What is an Otoplasty?
An otoplasty, commonly referred to as an ear surgery, is a cosmetic surgery that can adjust the position or size of the ears. This technique is ideal for patients with ears that are too large or too small, and can correct ears that are disproportionate or stick out too far from the head. This procedure is available to children, teenagers, and adults, and can help patients regain their self-confidence by creating aesthetically pleasing ears.
How is an Otoplasty Performed?
At Anh Vu, M.D., every otoplasty begins with an in-depth consultation with Dr. Anh Vu. During this consultation, Dr. Vu carefully plans out the surgery based upon the patient's aesthetic goals. Facial surgery can create permanent, life-changing results, so he spends a substantial amount of time discussing the procedure with the patient to ensure that they achieve the results they desire. Dr. Vu is incredibly meticulous during surgery, which involves precise incisions made either inside or behind the ears. Then, cartilage is removed or repositioned to match the patient's aesthetic goals. All otoplasties are performed under anesthesia so that patients remain comfortable throughout treatment.
What Can I Expect After My Otoplasty?
After an otoplasty, patients can expect swelling and minor bruising or discomfort for about a week after surgery. After approximately two weeks, the full results from your otoplasty will be visible. Most patients are able to return to work and other normal activities approximately one week after treatment, but it is important to avoid any strenuous activity for a few weeks. We recommend getting as much rest as possible following your ear surgery, advising patients to avoid laying directly on the ears during this time. Following your procedure, Dr. Vu will review instructions for specific post-surgery care and discuss the timing of any follow-up appointments.
How Long Do the Results from an Otoplasty Last?
When performed by an experienced and qualified surgeon like Dr. Anh Vu, the results from an otoplasty can be permanent and look completely natural.
Am I a Good Candidate for an Otoplasty?
If you would like to balance the appearance of the ears or change their size or position, you may be a good candidate for an otoplasty. If you think you are a good candidate, call us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Anh Vu. During your consultation, Dr. Vu will review all possible treatments with you and help determine the best treatment option based on the results you hope to achieve. Otoplasties are considered a cosmetic treatment, meaning that they are not covered by insurance. However, we accept a variety of payment options and financing to make our services accessible to all of our patients.
An otoplasty is a versatile cosmetic procedure that can accomplish nearly any aesthetic goal that a patient has for their ears. If you are considering an ear surgery, contact us today to schedule a consultation or to learn more about the procedure. Dr. Anh Vu offers otoplasties and other facial surgeries to patients from the St. Augustine, Jacksonville, Palm Coast, and Daytona Beach areas.