If you feel self-conscious about your ears, chances are you may have some questions about ear surgery. Ear surgery can improve the aesthetic of your ears so that they look more natural, normal, and balanced with your other facial features.
What can ear surgery fix?
Ear surgery improves the appearance of ears that are unusually large, overly protruding, unusually small, deformed, or injured. The procedure makes your ears look normal and balanced with your facial features.
Can children get ear surgery?
Children can get ear surgery to create a more desirable ear appearance. Performing ear surgery when children are young forestalls the threat of future teasing from their peers. Children can undergo the procedure as young as age 4 or 5, at which point the ears are fully developed and the ear cartilage is strong enough to withstand surgery. No child should be forced into surgery but should desire it for themselves, which will help them to be more cooperative about the procedure and to feel more satisfied with the results.
Can ear surgery fix ears that have been damaged by piercings?
Ear piercings can tear the earlobes or leaves holes in the ear cartilage. Ear surgery can repair torn earlobes or other injuries that have damaged the ears.
Will ear surgery affect my hearing?
Ear surgery only manipulates the cartilage of the outer ears, which means that your hearing will not be affected by the procedure.
What is ear surgery like?
For children, ear surgery is performed with general anesthesia, while adults or older patients may choose local anesthesia. The procedure will last between two and three hours. Typically, an incision is made behind the ears to remove and sculpt the cartilage. In some cases, more incisions may be made, more cartilage may be removed, or the cartilage may be folded onto itself with stitches to improve the appearance of the ears.
Will I have scars?
Incisions must be made to perform ear surgery, and therefore, there will be some scarring. However, Dr. Roussalis hides the scars by placing them behind the ears or within the ear folds so that they will be unnoticeable or inconspicuous.
Are the results permanent?
The results of ear surgery are permanent, even when performed on young children.
Dr. Roussalis performs ear surgery on children and adults to improve their appearance. If you are interested in undergoing this procedure, schedule your personal consultation with Dr. Roussalis today by calling (307) 234-4585 or by filling out our online contact form.