Otoplasty (Ear Procedures) in Miami, South Miami & Coral Gables, FL
What is Otoplasty?
Otoplasty or ear reconstruction in Miami is a surgical procedure used to alter or enhance the appearance of protruding ears. This procedure is most commonly performed on small children who fall victim to name calling. This type of cruelty from other children can negatively affect a child’s self-image. Adults may also benefit from this procedure, giving them more freedom with hairstyles and improving self-esteem. However, when considering otoplasty, the earlier the better because softer cartilage is easier to mold; and because, the child will grow up without the self-consciousness.
About Ear Reconstruction Surgery
There are many common problems that warrant the consideration of otoplasty or ear reconstruction surgery. Most commonly, this surgery is performed on children, but adults that have been plagued with otological dissatisfaction their whole lives or those who experience an accident or injury to this area also have the procedure done.
For this type of plastic surgery, Miami parents turn to the expertise of Miami Plastic Surgery®. When your child is being teased about ears that stick out, have a certain shape, or are unbalanced, it can become a very stressful situation. When it bothers your child to the point of impacting their self-esteem, it may be time to consider ear plastic surgery.
The caring professionals at Miami Plastic Surgery® can help parents and patients determine if surgery is the right option for them and will walk you through the details of the procedure and recovery process.
- Anesthesia is required. Your surgeon will decide what type of anesthesia.
- An incision is made just behind the ear, where the ear meets the head.
- Any extra skin and/or cartilage is removed.
- The surgeon will sculpt the cartilage to its desired shape.
- Stitches are used to “pin back” or secure the ears into place.
Patient Financing options are available at Miami Plastic Surgery® and can be discussed in more detail during your consultation.
Am I an appropriate candidate for Ear Reconstruction?
You may be an appropriate candidate for ear reconstruction if:
- The cartilage in the ear must is fully developed, usually around age five to six.
- You are self-conscious about the size and/or shape of your ears.
- Your ears are not symmetrical.
- You are in good health.
- You have realistic expectations.
- If the parent has the child’s best interest at heart.
What Can I Expect During a Consultation for Otoplasty?
During your initial consultation, you will meet with the plastic surgeon and staff. Your previous surgeries, your medical history, medications you are presently taking, and your overall physical and emotional health will be reviewed, as well as your skin quality. Photographs may also be taken for your medical record. Your surgeon will determine what you benefit from most and whether or not additional procedures such as inner ear reconstruction surgery will be necessary for you to achieve your desired results. Recovery time, risks and limitations associated with surgery will be also be discussed. The doctor’s patient coordinator will review surgical costs and scheduling with you.
Why Choose Miami Plastic Surgery for Ear Reconstruction Surgery?
When having otoplasty in Miami, you can rest assured that the plastic surgeons at Miami Plastic Surgery have your best interest at heart: we know how important it is to you to look and feel great.