About Cosmetic Ear Surgery
Ears that stick outward and protrude, are misshapen and uneven, or are visibly too large can have a negative impact and affect your self-confidence, especially during the younger years. Ear reshaping surgery (also known as otoplasty) is a cosmetic treatment that can assist in redefining the size and shape of the ears and create a pleasing look. Dr. David Yonick is a Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon in Midland, MI who has assisted countless adults and children to overcome the fear of showing their ears by having this life-changing facial surgery. Regardless of the deformity, ear surgery at Yonick Plastic Surgery allows a person to display their face with self-assurance.
Ear surgery can be done on a patient at any age; however, it is extremely common among young children and is suggested before reaching elementary school. By age 6, this operative procedure is safe to be performed on a child. If you feel worried by the appearance of your ears because they stick out or are too large, otoplasty may be the ideal surgery attain a natural-looking appearance. If you suffer from a damaged earlobe, you are also a candidate for otoplasty.
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Plan Your Procedure
Cosmetic ear surgery is completed using a form of anesthesia. In most cases, the incision is made near the back of the ear or inside the inner ear folds. During surgery, cartilage may be removed or added to create a more natural appearance. It is usual for both ears to be altered during the surgical procedure to ensure they look and appear balanced. Once the ears are surgically corrected, the incisions are closed with sutures and are bandaged so they can remain safeguarded for healing.
What to Expect
Once treatment has finished and it is safe to leave the outpatient surgery center, you will rest and recover at home. Dr. Yonick or a member of his team will give recovery instructions. It is important for you or your child not to rub, touch, or scratch the ears. Furthermore, you or your child should avoid laying on the ears, instead sleeping in an upright position for the first several days. Dr. Yonick will ask to see his ear surgery patients back within the first week — during this time, he will remove the bandages and observe you or your child's ears. Natural-looking ears are noticeable almost immediately and the results will continue to improve as the ears heal.
Reshape Your Ears
Although the ears are small, an abnormal position, shape, or size can make a huge difference to you or your child. Ear surgery (otoplasty) can help your child avoid teasing at school or help you if you feel uncomfortable about your ears. Contact Yonick Plastic Surgery in Midland, MI to schedule your appointment with Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon Dr. Yonick and learn more about cosmetic ear surgery.