Otoplasty is a medical procedure that involves changing the shape, position and proportions of the ear. While you can correct just about anything you do not like about the ear with otoplasty, correcting the appearance of the earlobe is one of the most popular surgery choices.
Whether your problem is caused by a birth defect, injury or just dissatisfaction with your current appearance, it can be corrected using otoplasty. This procedure can fix any issue to give you natural and great-looking earlobes.
Otoplasty can be performed on children, teenagers or adults suffering from problems with their earlobes. In order for a child to be a good candidate for otoplasty, they must be at least school age.
The child must not have any major diseases or frequent ear infections because both of them greatly increase the risks associated with this procedure.
If a child is in good health and above the age restrictions, then they must also be able to communicate and cooperate with the parents and doctor in order to be a good candidate for earlobe repair with otoplasty.
Teenagers and adults must also be healthy without any life-threatening diseases before they are able to undergo this procedure. Earlobe repair with otoplasty can also only be done on people that do not smoke.
If you are a current smoker and wish to get this procedure, then you will need to stop smoking for at least a few weeks leading up to the surgery to reduce the risks.
Any healthy non-smoking adults and teenagers with the desire to fix a problem with their earlobes are great candidates for otoplasty.
Prescription or over-the-counter medication could be provided for any discomfort after the procedure.
The length of time the bandages need to stay on your ears will ultimately be determined by your individual case, but you will be informed of a general timeline after the procedure is complete.
You should have no problem working and performing your normal daily activities after the surgery as long as you keep your ears safe.
With convenient locations in both Marietta and Atlanta, Georgia Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery proudly performs otoplasty procedures for its patients. There is no reason to be dissatisfied with your earlobes when the problem can be fixed so easily.
Loving your appearance is essential, so do not hesitate to schedule an otoplasty consultation to repair your earlobes. Contact our office today to schedule an appointment.