For those who have protruding or damaged ears, there is a way to help improve this. With ear surgery at Aesthetic Plastic Surgery of Grand Rapids, Dr. Iacobucci can correct your ears and make them more proportionate with your other features.
What is Ear Surgery?
Ear surgery also referred to as otoplasty, helps to correct protruding ears, deformities, or damaged ears. This is often done in children and some adults. Ears play a big part in your appearance if they are protruding, they can look disproportionate to the rest of your face. By getting ear surgery, we can help to balance out your facial features.
How is Ear Surgery Done?
Otoplasty is done on an outpatient basis. It is done with local anesthesia in combination with sedation. Dr. Iacobucci will make a small incision behind the ear where it meets the head. Through this incision, he can remove excess skin and cartilage. Then with the rest of the cartilage, he can reshape the ear. Then the cartilage will be secured to the head in order to keep the ear pinned back. Dr. Iacobucci will work you extensively to make he gives you the best results that fit your facial features.
Recovery from Ear Surgery
Your head will be wrapped with a dressing after your surgery to promote healing. This will be worn for a few days and then it will be replaced with a headband that will be worn for up to two weeks. Most patients are able to return to normal activity within a week. Dr. Iacobucci will go over all recovery instructions with you in detail.
Who is a Good Candidate for Ear Surgery?
People who are self-conscious of their ears because of how they protrude. Others may have deformities or injury to the ear that could use some correction. Whatever the reason, most people are able to be viable candidates for this procedure. Children who are at least five years old can undergo otoplasty as their ears are fully developed by this time.
Meet with Dr. Iacobucci
If you are interested in getting otoplasty and would like more information, then schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Iacobucci at Aesthetic Plastic Surgery of Grand Rapids. We treat patients from Grand Rapids, Cascade, Ada, Rockford, and other surrounding communities.