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.
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.
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.
While there is no perfect age to get an otoplasty, Dr. Martin and his team typically recommend parents wait until their children are at least five years of age before considering ear surgery. By five years old, the structures of the ears are fully developed and the results of the otoplasty have more potential to become permanent.
Yes, in most cases the results of otoplasty are permanent. This is because the structures of the ears don’t typically change with age. Once the ears are pinned back and placed in a position that’s desirable, there is little-to-no change in the results of the surgery regardless of aging and lifestyle changes.
Yes, an otoplasty can make your ears appear smaller than they are. Otoplasty is a surgical cosmetic procedure that involves reshaping and repositioning the ears to produce a more symmetrical and proportionate appearance that complements the rest of your natural facial features.
While the ears can be pinned back without the use of surgery, the results of a non-surgical approach are never guaranteed. Otoplasty has a minimal downtime and recovery period, allowing patients to get the results they desire without having to worry about pain, discomfort, or missing work or school for a lengthy period of time.
Following otoplasty, we typically recommend patients sleep on a stack of pillows with their head elevated. This will help reduce the amount of swelling around the ears and promote healthy healing. During the first few days following your otoplasty, we may also ask that you sleep flat on your back to avoid any disruption to your treatment areas.
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.