Whether you would like to reduce ear size, bring ears closer to the head, or improve the appearance of your ears after an injury, ear surgery can produce natural-looking results that inspire self-confidence. Ear surgery, otherwise known as otoplasty can reposition the ear to be less obtrusive than before, which creates a more balanced profile. Whether you want ear surgery to correct a minute deformity or you want to balance the proportion of your ears to the face, Dr. Narsete can help you boost your appearance and self-esteem with his skills and experience of performing thousands of ear surgeries.
What is Ear Surgery?
Ear surgery is a type of cosmetic surgery that alters the size, proportion, or position of the ears. Individuals who have overly small or large ears or who believe that their ears are disproportionate to their head opt for this surgery to get their desired shape and size of ears.
Who is a good candidate for an Ear Surgery
Ear surgery or otoplasty can be performed on teenagers and adults. For adults, the right time is when you look in the mirror and see something that truly bothers you – that’s when you should pick up the phone schedule a free consultation with Dr. Narsete.
Before your Ear Surgery
You will start with a professional consultation with Denver facial plastic surgeon Dr. Thomas Narsete. His consults are a courtesy, and you will love the experience. He will go through a thorough exam and review your photos and explain all the options with you. At the end of the consult, you will know exactly which procedure works for you.
Types of Anesthesia
Dr. Narsete will discuss the type of anesthesia used for this procedure during your consultation and will depend on factors, such as your medical status and your comfort level. A local anesthesia may be used, which will numb the area but leave you awake during the procedure. A general anesthesia may also be considered, which would allow you to sleep comfortably throughout the surgery.
The Ear Surgery Procedure
Incisions for otoplasty are generally made on the back side of the ear. If Dr. Narsete feels incisions are necessary on the front of the ear, they are made within its folds to assist in hiding them. Internal, nonremovable sutures are also used to create and secure the newly shaped cartilage in place. External stitches close the incision, taking care not to distort other structures and to avoid an unnatural “pinned back” appearance.
What is the cost of Ear Surgery?
Ear Surgery is considered to be elective, so most insurance providers will not cover the costs. To help make ear surgery affordable and accessible for everyone, Dr. Narete offers financing options which can be discussed during your consultation. For your convenience, Dr. Narsete accepts cash and all major credit cards. Financing options via LendingUSA is also available.