What Does Ear Surgery Treat?

Ear surgery can correct the following conditions:

  • Protruding ears
  • Congenital anomalies
  • Dissatisfaction with previous ear surgery

Am I a Candidate for Ear Surgery?

If you are not happy with the shape of your ears then you are likely a candidate for otoplasty. The best candidates are those who have realistic expectations about what this procedure can achieve. Otoplasty can be performed on virtually any patient regardless of skin type.

How Should I Prepare for Ear Surgery?

There is not much necessary to do in preparation for ear surgery. Patients will receive preoperative instructions. Following these instructions improve the chances of having a safe and effective surgery

What Should I Expect from an Ear Surgery Procedure?

An otoplasty is performed as an outpatient procedure. There are different anesthesia options available. Children will usually be placed under general anesthesia as this approach is less traumatic for children. Adults have the option of general anesthesia, IV sedation of just local anesthesia. Prior to your surgery day, Dr. Umansky will discuss the options and which is best for your particular situation.

General anesthesia is the most common option. It ensures that your surgery is both safe and comfortable. You will feel nothing during the actual procedure and the local anesthetic placed during the surgery reduces post-surgical pain. Typically, all the incisions for ear surgery are performed behind the ear, where they can be easily hidden. If front incisions are necessary, they can be easily hidden within a natural fold.

Shape changes will be made through those incisions, and then Dr. Umansky will close the surgical incisions. A headwrap is placed and will protect your ears. Once that step is complete, you will be taken out from anesthesia and moved into the recovery room.

What Kind of Results Can I Expect from Ear Surgery?

You can expect a drastic and immediate improvement in the shape of your ears. Many people report gaining entirely new confidence levels in their daily lives. Your results are also permanent, meaning you should not worry about maintenance procedures. Any scarring will be hidden behind your ears, leaving you more confident.

Can I Combine My Ear Surgery with Other Procedures?

Many facial surgeries can be combined with your otoplasty to create a bigger impact on your facial structure, including facelift, eyelid, brow lift, and rhinoplasty procedures.

How Much Does Ear Surgery Cost?

Ear surgery cost will change depending on your unique conditions and goals. During your initial consultation, we can provide you with an accurate estimate so you can prepare as you move forward in the decision making process.

Expert Ear Surgery in La Jolla, CA

If you are ready to learn more about how otoplasty can help restore your confidence, give our office a call at (858) 281-4560. You can also fill out our contact form if you prefer to receive a call back at a more convenient time. We are looking forward to being your trusted partner through the entire process.