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Ear Surgery | Otoplasty

Facial Plastic Surgeons who Specialize in Ear Surgery at Village Institute of Plastic Surgery

Otoplasty or ear surgery is an option for both sexes as well as kids over the age of five. Otoplasty can treat a range of issues with ear location, how far the ears protrude, or modify their size and form, whether your operation is aesthetic or reconstructive. But ear surgery doesn't deal with hearing problems. However, it is mostly employed to enhance the look of the ears. Dr. Danny Soares is a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon at Village Institute of Plastic Surgery in The Villages. Schedule your private consultation to learn more about if otoplasty is the best option for you.

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What is Ear Surgery | Otoplasty?

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This procedure can offer patients a great solution for ears with an unusual appearance. For example, damaged ears can be repaired after an accident, ear lobes that have been split from wearing heavy earrings can be restored, and even ear lobes that have been stretched for cosmetic reasons can be surgically repaired.

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Whatever the reason, we would like you to know that the facial plastic surgeons at Village Institute of Plastic Surgery can help you with most any ear repair or cosmetic ear correction that you might want for your ears. If you are self-conscious about the shape or size of your ears or your ears have been damaged in an accident or from jewelry, schedule a free consultation to find out how ear surgery might be a great solution.

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Personalized Treatment

In order to better tailor a treatment plan for your aesthetic objectives, Dr. Soares will examine your ears during your appointment and get to know your issues and aspirations. There are numerous forms of Otoplasty, and Dr. Soares will employ the best technique based on your requirements.

Ear Surgery | Otoplasty

Your Procedure

This procedure is performed at our on-site ambulatory surgical facility in The Villages. It is often performed under local anesthetic by Dr. Soares. Depending on your operation's complexity, it might take up to three hours. Both local and general anesthetics can be administered for your comfort during treatment. Dr. Soares may create an incision inside the folds of your ears or in the back of your ears, depending on the kind of Otoplasty being done. Next, your ear's tissue is either cut away, folded, molded using sutures, or reshaped with grafted cartilage. Your wounds are stitched shut when the operations are finished.

Ear Surgery in the Villages at Villages Institute of Plastic Surgery

Quick Solution for Ear Lobes Torn or Split

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At Village Institute of Plastic Surgery, we are often asked to repair ear lobes that have been torn or split from years of wearing heavy earrings. And many women are unable to wear earrings because their ear lobes have stretched over the years and are at risk of splitting.

This condition can be corrected with a minor surgery performed on the ear lobes, even if one or both ear lobes have been split for a number of years. Dr. Soares is able to surgically repair the split and reshape the ear lobe back to its former shape and size. It’s also important to know that we provide medical ear piercings after your ears have completely healed. And you can again enjoy wearing pierced earrings.

Recovery After Your Surgery

Your Post-operative Experience

After adult ear surgery, Dr. Soares will provide initial instructions and any prescriptions that are deemed necessary. For the first two to three days, you will have bandages around your head to protect and support the new shape of your ears.

You will receive instruction from Dr. Soares about what to avoid until your next follow-up appointment. You may experience some pain or discomfort, but this can be mitigated with medication. Bruising and swelling should be minimal. Any remaining swelling should be completely gone after a few weeks. Dr. Soares will monitor your recovery during your follow-up visits at our office and advise you on activities that you should continue to avoid as you recover. You should be feeling good within a few days and be able to return to social activities as soon as you feel comfortable with your appearance.

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Freedom From Your Concerns

The swelling will go down, and you'll start to see the final result of your ear surgery in approximately one to two weeks. Although the full healing process might take up to two to three months, most patients notice a noticeable improvement by six weeks. Your results are permanent.

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Considering Otoplasty?

Ear surgeries that are being performed to correct ears that are too large or project out farther than normal involve making an incision on the backside of the ear to expose the cartilage of the ear. Dr. Soares is then able to reshape the ear cartilage to a more aesthetically pleasing or more natural shape.

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The ear’s cartilage can be reshaped, reduced, and even enlarged, and any scarring from ear surgery is well concealed on the back of the ear in the natural crease where the ear joins the head. Schedule a consultation to speak with a facial plastic surgery specialist about Otoplasty (Ear Surgery). Call us at (352) 259-8599 or use the form below. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you might have and schedule a free consultation.

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Frequently Asked Questions

You'll receive a local anesthetic and general anesthesia during surgery, and you'll feel quite relaxed throughout. You could feel some itching and throbbing discomfort while you're recovering, but these symptoms can be treated with over-the-counter medicines.

Although ear surgery is a reasonably safe cosmetic procedure, there are certain risks, such as ringing in the ears, facial paralysis, dizziness, and hearing loss.

Dr. Soares will examine your ears during your appointment and go through your ear surgery choices with you. Each patient receives a unique treatment plan from her, and at this point, she will also go over the surgery's price.

It is recommended to check with your insurance provider about your coverage options. Most ear surgeries are cosmetic and not covered by medical insurance. However, payment and financing may be available through CareCredit.

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At Village Institute of Plastic Surgery, we offer our patients a wide variety of plastic surgery techniques.

We specialize in facial plastic surgery, offer more laser cosmetic procedures than any other regional provider, and are Central Florida's premier cosmetic injectors. VIP is the best option for plastic surgery and advanced cosmetic procedures in The Villages and throughout Central Florida. Plastic surgery from our experienced and highly-trained plastic surgeons can lead to incredibly positive and life-changing results. Schedule your consultation today.