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Aesthetic Plastic Surgery & Mesotherapy - A. Peter Salas, MD, FACS, FACM

Ear Surgery (Otoplasty)

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Over-developed ears can be the cause of psychological stress and trauma and should be treated before it becomes a serious issue. In cases of protruding or over-developed ears, the procedure of otoplasty may be an option. Otoplasty is commonly referred to as "pinning back" of the ears. The procedure is performed under general anesthesia. The surgeon has the option of either folding the cartilage located on the back of the ear or removing excess cartilage. Sutures are placed and bandages applied to speed the healing process. The procedure typically takes only a few hours.

After the operation patients should expect bruising around the area that fades in 2-3 weeks. Pain associated with operation is minimal and can be easily treated with oral medication. The bandages are only needed for a few days and should be replaced with a lighter dressing. Refraining from sleeping on the ears is required and patients are advised to use a very soft pillow. Showering with shampoo may begin after a few days. Expect two to three days of recovery before normal activities can be performed.

What Our Patients are Saying...

"Dr. Salas and his staff were kind, gentle and caring while maintaining a high level of professionalism. My procedure went exactly as planned and I could not be happier with the results."