Otoplasty (Ear Surgery) in West Palm Beach and Jupiter, FL
If you have large, protruding, or misshapen ears and are self-conscious about the way that they look, you may want to consider otoplasty. If you live in West Palm Beach, Jupiter, Palm Springs, Wellington, Lake Worth or any surrounding areas of South Florida, and your ears are a source of embarrassment, look no further – we are here to help. Otoplasty is a cosmetic procedure that is used to improve the position, shape, or proportion of the ears. Both adults and children who are unhappy with the appearance of their ears, or are on the receiving end of teasing and ridicule can benefit from otoplasty. Schedule an appointment today with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons.
What is Otoplasty?
Otoplasty, also known as ear surgery, can correct a number of issues associated with the appearance of the ears including: large or protruding ears, small or “cupped” ears, “shell” ears with no outer curve in the cartilage, or “lop” ears where the top of the ear folds downward or inward.
How Does Otoplasty Work?
The procedure can take roughly two to three hours depending on the amount of work that needs to be done, and it is performed under general anesthesia. Once the anesthesia has been administered, the doctor begins by making a small incision behind each of your ears, providing access to your ear cartilage. The cartilage can then be removed or reshaped as necessary. Because the incision is made discreetly behind the ear, the scar is hidden in the natural folds of the ear, making it undetectable to others.
What Can I Expect Following Otoplasty?
For five to seven days following surgery, you will need to wear a bandage to hold your ears in their new position. Recovery may vary from patient to patient, but some swelling and discoloration is not uncommon. Mild discomfort can easily be managed with pain medication.
How Can Otoplasty Fix the Appearance of My Ears?
Otoplasty can greatly improve one’s self-esteem and is a procedure worth considering for anyone who struggles with the appearance of their ears. At Plastic Surgery of Palm Beach, we understand the sensitive nature of having large or protruding ears, and our staff of caring professionals will work with you every step of the way to make the process smooth and comfortable. If you or your child suffers from the pain and embarrassment that accompanies large or protruding ears, contact one of our three offices to schedule a cosmetic consultation. During your consultation, you and your doctor can discuss your surgical options including procedural techniques, your desired result, and even what type of anesthesia to use to determine what is best for you and your level of comfort.
How Much Does Otoplasty Cost?
To determine the cost of your ear surgery, we invite you to schedule a private consultation at our practice. During your consultation, we will assess your cosmetic goals in order to pursue a treatment plan that matches your unique needs. Then, we will be able to provide you with a clear breakdown of the costs associated with your treatment. At Plastic Surgery of Palm Beach, we offer a wide array of monthly payment options to help you reach your individual wellness, beauty, and performance goals. We accept major credit cards, and our financing plans include CareCredit® and Alphaeon® Credit.
At Plastic Surgery of Palm Beach, our board-certified plastic surgeons take great pride in ensuring our patients’ safety and education for each procedure in their aesthetic journey. Contact us today to set up your consultation. With offices in Jupiter, West Palm Beach and Wellington, you can schedule your appointment at a location convenient for you.