Ear Surgery (Otoplasty)
Conveniently Located to serve Cincinnati, Dayton, Centerville, and Louisville
Otoplasty or Ear Reshaping is a particularly gratifying procedure. Perhaps popularized by the Walt Disney Classic “Dumbo”-large protruding ears have been the source of ridicule for many a child with large protruding ears. At the Mandell-Brown Plastic Surgery Center, we have provided numerous men, women, and children with amazing results from their ear surgery in Cincinnati and can provide you with the personalized care you are in need of.
What is Otoplasty?
“Oto” means ear in Greek, and “Plasty” means to shape or mold. So in otoplasty surgery, the plastic surgeon makes incisions behind the ear to pull the ear back into position.
There are numerous techniques for this surgery-some aggressive in which the cartilage itself is cut and contoured. At the Mandell-Brown Plastic Surgery Center, we rely on conservative techniques that change the shape of the ear in a natural way.
Ear Surgery Candidates
We usually recommend the surgery before the child enters the first grade. Up until this point, children do not seem to make an issue of appearance. When they start attending elementary school, some of the older students on the bus or at school may start poking fun at the prominent “Dumbo” ears.
A child recently told us “Now I can be free!” after otoplasty plastic surgery.
Alternatively, many adults have ear surgery. They respond that “it is something they always felt self-conscious about, but didn’t have the means to afford the surgery.”
Young or old, the ear shaping surgery can make a significant difference in how individuals view themselves.
For those with asymmetric ears, perfect symmetry is difficult to achieve. This can be discussed during your consultation. Computer imaging definitely has an important role to help decide whether surgery is for you.
Ear Surgery Recovery
Otoplasty is an outpatient procedure and you should be able to return home once the procedure is complete. The ears will be bandage and it is recommended that you avoid sleeping directly on the ear during the course of your recovery. Pain and discomfort are minimal and can be managed with over-the-counter medication.
The Cost of Ear Surgery
The cost of your ear surgery in Cincinnati will be discussed during your initial consultation at the Mandell-brown Plastic Surgery Center. The exact cost of your otoplasty will be based on a variety of factors. Our team can also go over the payment options we offer as well as the financing options available to you.
Schedule a Consultation
If you are bothered by the appearance of your ears and would like to know if ear surgery can provide you with the results you are looking for, contact Mandell-Brown Plastic Surgery Center today to schedule a consultation. Dr. Mandell-Brown is a board-certified facial plastic surgeon who can use his surgical skill to provide you with beautiful results from your ear surgery in Cincinnati.