Is having protruding ears affecting your confidence? Otoplasty might be the answer! Dr. Fedok’s cosmetic surgery technique repositions your ears closer to your head and gives you the appearance you desire.BOOK YOUR CONSULTATION
Deformities of the ears can be more emotionally traumatic to an affected individual than others realize. Parents, and even friends, do not realize the degree of emotional damage that misshapen or protruding ears cause a patient. Males are especially vulnerable to comments about their ears as they grow and mature, due to the nature of their hairstyle. However, females can be the ones most bothered by protruding ears as they become more mature and desire a more mature hairstyle.
In children, the ear is 90% of its normal size by five or six years of age. Dr. Fedok recommends that the procedure be completed before or near the time a child enters school to avoid years of teasing and ridicule by classmates. A general anesthetic is administered when completing the procedure on a child.
Because of the obvious visual, as well as psychological improvement following the operation, this procedure provides a rewarding experience for the patient. Dr. Fedok’s otoplasty corrects protruding, malformed, and asymmetrical ears in both children and adults. The procedure is safe and effective, with minimal downtime and a high patient satisfaction rate. To be considered for otoplasty, you must have fully developed ears and be in good health. Otoplasty, however, can be completed at any age. In fact, the more satisfied patients are those who have endured protruding ears for most of their life and finally correct the problem after years of “hiding them.” Adults who undergo surgery will use the “twilight” anesthesia process.
Cosmetic ear surgery can dramatically improve self-confidence. Additional benefits of the procedure include:
The night following surgery, a turban-like dressing is worn on the head to protect the ears, and then removed the following day. Patients can return to school, work, and social activities in two to three days. As the ears continue to heal over the course of a few weeks, patients will need to wear some type of headband over their ears. The thin scars resulting from incisions are automatically hidden by the ear and covered by the patient’s hair. It is very rare for the scars to become thickened and bothersome. The results of otoplasty are dramatic and long-lasting. Many patients remark this procedure has given them a new outlook on life.
Otoplasty carries the standard risks of surgery such as bleeding and infection. Additionally, swelling, bruising and mild discomfort may occur. It is important to choose a qualified, experienced surgeon like Dr. Fedok to ensure optimal outcomes and minimize potential complications.