Otoplasty (Ear Surgery) in Norwich, CT
If you feel that your ears stick out too far or are too large for your head, there is a procedure that can help. Otoplasty will reshape your ears. This procedure can help patients with true self-confidence by taking away that which makes them insecure. Dr. Richard J. Martin performs otoplasty at Connecticut Surgical Arts for men and women residing in Colchester, Norwich, Mystic, Waterford, Glastonbury, and the surrounding Connecticut communities.
What is Otoplasty?
This procedure re-sculpts the ears. Contouring and correcting, to make the ears more symmetric and proportional with the rest of the facial features.
Benefits of Otoplasty
Ear surgery reshapes ears that you may feel are poorly shaped or protruding too far from the head. Other benefits include smoother skin, symmetrical ears, tightening of overstretched earlobes. This is a low-risk procedure, and is safe for children as well as adults.
Who Is The Ideal Candidate for Otoplasty?
A great candidate for otoplasty is someone with ears that have reached maturity in both age and size. This typically happens by age seven.
What Do I Need to Do Before Ear Surgery?
Your ears will be examined to confirm that you are a good candidate for otoplasty. The doctor may recommend certain safeguards before treatment such as no drinking for 48 hours before your appointment. You may also be advised to temporarily stop certain medications after your treatment.
How Long Does It Take to Perform Otoplasty?
Ear surgery is typically performed by placing an incision in the skin crease behind the ear. What follows is a reduction and reshaping of the cartilage as well the lobes of the ear. Sutures are made to position the ear in the desired position. The sutures are permanent and will anchor the ear in the corrected position.
What To Expect After Otoplasty
A heavy bandage – similar to a headband – will be worn for up to two weeks after surgery. Mild pain is typical and is easily managed by prescribed medication.
Will I Have Scars After Otoplasty?
Scarring is minimal after ear surgery. Incisions are typically hidden behind the ears.
When Will I See The Results?
Results are typically seen within a few weeks, once the swelling fully abates.
How Long Will the Results of Ear Surgery Last?
The results will be permanent.
How Much Does Otoplasty in Norwich Cost?
The cost of the procedure depends on variables unique to your treatment. Cost will be disclosed during your consultation. We accept cash, check and credit card payments. We offer multiple financing options.
Connecticut Surgical Arts is passionately committed to reflecting your inner beauty. Using the latest and most advanced procedures for cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, our team offers full body plastic surgery, emphasizing overall health and wellness to the residents of Norwich, Mystic, Colchester, Waterford, Glastonbury, and the surrounding communities in Connecticut. Contact us today for a complimentary consultation.