Mole & Lipoma
What a cosmetic ear surgery can do for you
Don’t be ashamed of your ears! If they’re too big, stick out too far from your head, are asymmetrical or have enlarged lobes, then otoplasty can help. This procedure, also known as cosmetic ear surgery, corrects the shape, size and position of your ears. With the superior surgical ability Dr. Gartner possesses, you’ll experience a very high satisfaction rate with your results.
You Can Expect
- Pin your ears back so they don’t stick out as much (pinnaplasty).
- Reshape your ears to make them less pointed (or more so) at the top.
- Recontour your lobes to make them firmer and less droopy.
- Reposition your ears.
- Reposition your ears.
- The removal of excess skin.
- Tiny incisions made in the natural creases of your ears. Your scars will be well hidden so that you or anyone else won’t be able to see them easily. That means nobody will know you’ve had surgery unless you tell them!
- The cartilage can be reshaped.
- The ability to get back to work within a week or so.
- The freedom to enjoy a different hairstyle that shows off your ears.
What makes your otoplasty at Gartner Plastic Surgery unique
Many of Dr. Gartner’s patients report a high level of satisfaction once they are healed after surgery and many of his female patients are able to wear their hair up with confidence for the first time.
- Your surgery will be performed under local anesthesia. You won’t have to experience any of the negative side effects associated with general anesthesia when you wake up, such as nausea/vomiting, short term memory loss, dizziness or grogginess.
- Dr. Gartner takes a thorough assessment of your concerns during the pre-surgical planning process and considers your unique expectations. Measurements are taken to determine ideal proportions that would contribute to a more aesthetically pleasing contour. This helps you achieve the improvement you want.
- Dr. Gartner is a meticulous surgeon who performs precise surgical techniques to minimize any risks or complications, including preventing any damage to your hearing ability. Your surgery will not affect your ability to hear because only the outer structures are treated. That means you’ll be able to hear as well as you did before surgery.
- You will find that your improved ear shape and size will be more proportionate with surgery, enhancing your overall appearance and making you feel better about yourself.
Are you a candidate for ear surgery?
Otoplasty is designed for men and women who dislike the appearance of their ears and would like to do something about it. You should be the following:
- Relatively healthy, both physically and psychologically.
- Aware of the side effects and risks associated with the surgery, so you can figure out if the pros outweigh the cons.
- Willing to follow the care instructions that you’ll receive from Dr. Gartner, outlining what to do before and after your surgery to improve your recovery rate and results.
- Making the choice to pursue surgery for your own satisfaction and not someone else’s.
The consultation is an important part of your transformation because it determines whether otoplasty is suitable for you and whether it can achieve your aesthetic goals. You’ll talk to Dr. Gartner, a board certified plastic surgeon, in a private medical appointment. Your medical history and current condition, as well as your concerns will be discussed. He’ll examine your ears then review the risks related to otoplasty so you can make an informed decision.
Your Surgery Explained
Your surgery will be performed at our state-of-the-art surgical facility. Our facility is fully accredited by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF). AAAASF medicare certification is considered the gold standard in accreditation and one of the highest certifications any ambulatory center can obtain in the country.
- Pre-emptive anesthesia has been found to decrease discomfort and inflammation following surgery. For this reason, it will be administered before your surgery even begins.
- Local anesthesia is administered, so you won’t have to experience any of the risks or side effects related to general anesthesia.
- An incision is made in the natural crease of your ear.
- Depending on what you’d like to have done, cartilage may be reshaped or tissue may be removed.
- If your ears are “pinned back”, sutures are placed to fix the ear in position.
- The incisions are closed with sutures and dressed.
Your treatment may involve
Every body lift is highly customized. This is because each patient is unique, and weight gain/loss is not the same for everyone. Each person will have different quality of skin and skin elasticity as well, contributing to differences in appearance after weight loss. For this reason, your body lift may or may not include the following:
- Skin removal with excision to tighten sagging skin
- Liposuction to eliminate excess fat deposits
- Abdominal muscle tightening (to correct muscle separation)
- Non-surgical skin tightening
- Non-surgical cellulite treatment
Congratulations, within a few months you’ll be able to see the results of your cosmetic ear surgery! All you have to do is to follow the post-surgery care instructions provided to you by Dr. Gartner and wait for your breasts to settle.
You’ll be wearing a bandage wrapped around your head. This should be kept in place until it is removed by Dr. Gartner (usually in about a week or so). Once it’s removed, you’ll probably notice that your ears will be bruised, swollen and perhaps numb. These are side effects of your surgery and will gradually subside as you recover.
You will be advised to wear a head/sweat band for one month as much as you can during the day, and throughout the night so you avoid inadvertently pulling on your stiches.
You should keep your head elevated while you sleep by propping it up on two or three pillows. This will help reduce swelling. We don’t recommend you use ice or heat packs.
You can start taking a bath the day after surgery, however, you’ll need to refrain from wetting your hair or the incisions for about four days. During this time, Dr. Gartner will let you know how to keep your incisions clean. This may involve using a cotton swab to dab the incisions then applying an antibacterial ointment.
When you can get back to work
You’ll probably be able to get back to desk work within five days. Make sure to keep your head elevated and not bend over or lift anything.
When you can get back to the gym
You can start exercising at about three weeks, however you should start with low intensity aerobics. Weightlifting and other more vigorous exercises should wait until about four to five weeks.
*Cosmetic ear surgery will make your ears less prominent, so they’re no longer the first thing people notice about you.*
Complications and risks associated with otoplasty
- Deep vein thrombosis
- Irregular scarring
- Hematoma and seroma
- Lasting numbness
- Wound separation (dehiscence)
- Undesirable results: revision surgery
may be performed to address this issue.
No guarantees of any kind unless they are money-back guarantees. No claims of permanent results. No “Miracle cures” for medical ailments.*