Amongst people who suffer from ear deformities are young children who may be the subject of bullying, individuals who would like to improve the symmetry of their face, and sufferers from cauliflower ears or other birth defects like folded or cupped ears. Orlando Plastic Surgery Associates offers otoplasty surgery as a solution to prominent ears. Dr. Dean Johnston helps patients in Lake Mary, Orlando and throughout Orange County correct aesthetic problems and is here to help you too.
Otoplasty, or ear surgery, aides in correcting deformities in ear cartilage and reducing the prominence of large ears, or “Dumbo Ears” as you sometimes may have heard people say in jest. However, otoplasty can also benefit patients with folded or cupped ears, and patients with cauliflower ear. Candidates for otoplasty range from children early as 6 years old and adults.
An incision is made behind the ear, from which the surgeon will proceed to reshape and pin back the ears to provide a more proportionate appearance to the face. Post-surgery, a protective dressing remains worn until the follow-up visit. As recovery is different for each individual, it is best to discuss your recovery options with your doctor during your consultation.
Most patients report being able to return to their daily routine within a few days. Following surgery, patients report increased self-esteem and the reduced worry of bullying. Reducing the prominence of ears can help you take the first steps to achieving a new and better you!
To learn more about how Dr. Dean Johnston can help you with your ears, regardless of issue, contact us. Orlando Plastic Surgery Associates is located in Lake Mary, FL, but serves residents throughout Orlando and Orange County.