Ear Pinning Surgery (Otoplasty) in Oakland
Are you concerned about the appearance of your ears? Are they a bit too prominent? Then ear surgery, or otoplasty or ear pinning surgery, may be for you. The goal of this fast and safe surgery is more appropriately sized ears in relation to the face and head.
Many people are born with large or protruding ears, something that can cause great embarrassment and a loss of self-confidence, especially for children. Even adults can feel self-conscious due to overly large ears. What’s more, in addition to sticking out, protruding ears often lack the antihelical fold like a normal ear. This unusual characteristic also increases distress over appearance.
Fortunately, this can be corrected. Dr. Togba and Dr. Ellis can help you change the look of your ears, giving you a result that you want rather than the undesired ears you were born with.
What is ear surgery?
Helping provide solutions to those dissatisfied with their appearance, ear surgery can improve the size, shape, and position of the ears.
Oakland plastic surgeons Dr. Togba and Dr. Ellis perform ear surgery under local or general anesthesia. They will decide which technique is best for you during a detailed consultation.
Ear surgery in Oakland, California, can take about one hour for each ear. During the procedure, Dr. Togba and Dr. Ellis will make small, precise incisions behind the ear to expose the cartilage, which they will then fold or cut to sculpt and reshape the ear, and stitch the incision closed. The scars are often invisible, hidden in the natural creases behind the ears – a place unlikely to be noticed by others.
At what age should ear surgery be performed?
Ear surgery shouldn’t be performed until the ear has finished growing, which is usually at about five to six years of age. Although otoplasty is most often performed on children, adults can also benefit from having their ears corrected, giving them a more attractive appearance and a self-confidence boost.
What is the recovery period after ear surgery?
Otoplasty is performed on an outpatient basis. Recovery time is usually about one week, and bandages or a head wrap should be worn while sleeping for an additional three weeks to protect the repositioned ears. As with other surgeries, there will likely be some bruising and tenderness at first, but this will in time fade away and you will be left with a much improved appearance.
Booking a consultation with your Oakland ear surgeon
Ear surgery should be performed by plastic surgeons with experience in otoplasty. Thankfully, Dr. Togba and Dr. Ellis have years of experience and are board-certified plastic surgeons.
Dr. Togba and Dr. Ellis know that every patient is unique, and they always have a thorough consultation to determine the most effective type of treatment. They ensure that each one of their patients have a realistic expectation of the surgery so they walk away satisfied with their new look.