Cosmetic Ear Surgery From Our Santo Domingo Plastic Surgeon
Every human body has its own unique traits and quirks. If the shape and size of your ears make you feel embarrassed or self-conscious, you may want to consider otoplasty, or cosmetic ear surgery. Take a look at what’s involved and how our plastic surgeon in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic can help you.
Who Should Consider Otoplasty?
Even small abnormalities in the outer ear‘s cartilage can drastically affect your look. Many people are born with ears that are too small, too large, or uneven in position. Others experience traumatic injuries that leave their ear cartilage deformed. Any of these individuals might benefit from ear augmentation, reduction, or reconstruction. Still others have ears that stick out from the sides of the head. These individuals can benefit from a form of otoplasty known as ear pinning.
The best otoplasty candidates enjoy good overall health, including a healthy heart and healthy lungs that can tolerate anesthesia. They also maintain realistic expectations about what plastic surgery can and can’t do to alter their looks.
What to Expect From Your Otoplasty Surgery
Before your scheduled otoplasty surgery, our plastic surgeon will make sure your health permits such. procedure. You’ll also need to avoid any blood-thinning foods and medications and drink plenty of water on the day of the procedure.
During surgery, the plastic surgeon will add or trim away small amounts of cartilage to reshape the outer ear contours. The incisions occur in the back of the ear or within the ear‘s folds, rendering them invisible.
Cosmetic ear surgery usually takes two hours or less. The skin on your ears should conform to the resculpted cartilage within a couple of weeks. During this time, you must make sure to take any antibiotics prescribed by the surgeon. You should also avoid sleeping on your side or wearing any headgear that might press against the outer ears.
Some discomfort is normal while you recover from the otoplasty. Your doctor can prescribe pain medication if necessary. You might also need to schedule a followup appointment if you have permanent stitches that need removing.
If you feel you can benefit from otoplasty, contact our Dominican Republic plastic surgery clinic today. We’ll be happy to discuss the procedure with you in detail.