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What is Ear Surgery?

Otoplasty is a cosmetic procedure designed to improve the appearance and function of the ears. Otoplasty can address many issues, including prominent or protruding ears, large earlobes, and asymmetry. During the procedure, Dr. Z will reshape and reposition the ear cartilage to create a more balanced and natural-looking result. The goal is to improve the overall appearance of the ears and help patients feel more confident with their appearance.

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Ear Surgery (Otoplasty) Corrects:

  • Prominent ears that protrude too far from the head
  • Asymmetrical ears that are different in shape, size, or position
  • Large or stretched earlobes
  • Deformed ears due to injury or congenital defects
  • Misshapen or disproportionate ears that cause self-consciousness
  • Dissatisfaction with a previous ear surgery result
  • Functional issues with the ears, such as hearing problems caused by malformed ear structure

Your Ear Surgery (Otoplasty) Session

During your consultation for ear surgery in Los Gatos, a personalized treatment plan will be developed. Dr. Z will evaluate the shape, size, and position of your ears to determine the right technique. In some cases, soft splints may be used to reshape the cartilage, while in other cases, a small incision may be necessary to reposition or remove ear cartilage. Whether you require ear pinning, earlobe repair, or another type of surgery, Dr. Z will discuss the details and any potential risks and benefits to ensure you are fully informed.

Candidates for Ear Surgery (Otoplasty):

  • Individuals with protruding or asymmetrical ears that are causing self-consciousness
  • Adults or children in good health and with fully developed ears (usually around age 6)
  • Individuals who have realistic expectations for the outcome of the procedure
  • Those committed to following pre- and post-operative instructions
  • Patients who are non-smokers or willing to quit smoking before and after the surgery
  • Individuals without medical conditions that could increase the risk of complications
woman after ear surgery  in Los Gatos

Ear Surgery Recovery: Side Effects & Downtime

After your ear surgery  in Los Gatos, you will need to take some time to rest and recover. You may experience some swelling, bruising, and discomfort, which can be managed with pain medication and cold compresses. The swelling and bruising will subside over several days to a week, and you will be advised to avoid strenuous activities or contact sports during this time.

You must wear a protective headband or dressing for a few weeks after surgery to ensure the ears maintain their new position and shape. It’s important to follow all post-operative instructions carefully to ensure optimal results and avoid complications.

Dr. Z will schedule follow-up appointments to monitor your progress and ensure you’re healing properly.

While the recovery time will vary depending on the extent of the procedure and individual healing factors, most patients can resume normal activities and return to work or school within one to two weeks. Dr. Z and his team will be available to answer any questions or concerns you may have during your recovery period post ear surgery  in Los Gatos.

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Why Choose Dr. Z For Your Ear Surgery In Los Gatos?

Dr. Z at Maan Plastic Surgery is a highly trained plastic and reconstructive surgeon focusing on regenerative medicine and stem cell biology. He takes a patient-centered approach to care, carefully listening to each patient’s goals and educating them on achieving their desired outcome. Dr. Z is dedicated to helping patients achieve their aesthetic goals and ensuring they are thrilled with their results. Schedule your consultation with Dr. Z today.

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