Ear surgery, (called otoplasty by cosmetic surgeons,) is a procedure that can reshape large or protruding ears. In the Bay Area, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Liu can correct ears that are cupped or ears that are too prominent, giving you a natural appearance that enhances your facial features and restores your confidence. Dr. Liu is also skilled in using ear surgery to create and reconstruct ears for people who suffer from a birth defect or traumatic injury.
What to Expect from Ear Surgery
Ear Surgery is often performed on children and young adults, but even as an adult, it is not too late to benefit from the procedure if you are self-conscious about your ears. Otoplasty may be combined with other cosmetic surgery treatments in adults, including lip augmentation, face lift and/or skin resurfacing treatments like laser skin resurfacing for a comprehensive rejuvenating effect. Otoplasty is performed under general anesthesia and takes one to several hours depending on the patient’s needs.
Recovery from ear surgery is relatively fast. You will need to wear bandages in the beginning, and children may need to miss up to a week of school. You will be able to see some of the results immediately, but changes will continue over several weeks as swelling goes down. Final results may take up to a year, depending on the extent of the surgery. Your ear surgery outcomes will depend greatly on the reason for your otoplasty and the complexity of the surgery itself.
To find out more about ear surgery in the Bay Area, please call Bay Area Aesthetic Surgery at 6505706066 to schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Liu.