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THE OPTOPLASTY PROCEDURE

Otoplasty procedure in Beaumont, Texas which corrects outstanding or protruding ears. Candidates for otoplasty include children and adults who have one or both ears that protrude or are too visible from a frontal view. The surgery can be performed as early as age 6 or 7 and the ears will retain their new shape throughout adulthood. This is often a good procedure to perform at an early age as it can spare children the teasing that is often associated with large or protruding ears.

 

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WHAT TO EXPECT

Dr. O’Mara – facial plastic surgeon in Beaumont may perform the otoplasty procedure at an outpatient surgery center or in the office setting. Surgical times average two hours. Local or IV sedation is often used for adult patients and older children, while general anesthesia is commonly used for young children. Incisions are placed behind the ear, which avoids a visible scar. A small amount of excess cartilage is removed as necessary, and the ear is then pinned back with sutures to a precise, normal-appearing curvature. Careful measurements are made to ensure the ears are equally positioned.

 

BROW LIFT PATIENT BEFORE & AFTER’S

Patient 5 Before Patient 5 After Patient 1 Before Photo OT1-1b
Before and after otoplasty Before and after otoplasty

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OTOPLASTY RECOVERY

Recovery after otoplasty takes approximately one to two weeks. Patients may experience some discomfort which can be countered with medication. In addition, some swelling and redness may occur. A bandage is often applied after surgery and then replaced within a few days by a lighter, headband-like dressing. Sutures are typically removed after one week. Work and school can often be resumed after five to seven days, and more strenuous activities and exercise can be resumed after three weeks.

 

RELATED OTOPLASTY PATIENT QUESTIONS

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I am a 22 year old exercise fanatic. I want to have an Otoplasty procedure done. How soon can I start exercising after my surgery?
You can start on light treadmill walking after 10-14 days, but wait approximately 3 weeks for full exercise. Ear pain will most likely be your limiting factor until then. …

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My son is 5 years old and has very large ears that also stick way out from his head. I feel he is a candidate for otoplasty. My husband and I always tell him he is perfect just the way he is. He will start school this fall and we are concerned about the social ridicule he will most likely receive. Should we approach this surgery with him now or wait until the children start making fun of him in school?
If your son has outstanding ears but hasn’t expressed to you self-consciousness about them, I see no reason to pursue an otoplasty at this time. However, if he is keenly a…

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My five year old son has very large protruding ears. I know that he will endure ridicule and teasing if we do not have this corrected. I would like to know if it is safe to have an Otoplasty performed on a child and what type of anesthesia and medication will be required?
Otoplasty is one of the most rewarding procedures I offer. I usually like to wait until approximately 6-7 years of age, depending on the growth and maturity of the patient. F…

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I’m 27, and I just got engaged. My fiance loves me the way I am, but I’d like to get ear surgery to fix how far my ears stick out as a surprise. I think she would love the new look. My wedding is in nine months. Is there enough time for me to get ear surgery and be completely healed by the wedding?
You have more than enough time to undergo otoplasty and be healed before your wedding. I would recommend approximately three months of healing before your wedding, so you ha…

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