Regain Confidence in Your Appearance
Otoplasty (ear pinning surgery) corrects a variety of ear issues that can dramatically improve your confidence and looks, especially in children, such as:
- Protruding Ears
- Large Ears
- Misshapen Ears
- Damaged Earlobes
We also treat earlobes that have naturally enlarged and started sagging due to aging. Most treatments are performed through a thin incision in the fold behind the ear.
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, “Otoplasty creates a more natural shape while bringing balance and proportion to the ears and face. Correction of even minor deformities can have profound beneﬁts to appearance and self-esteem.”
What to Expect with Otoplasty Surgery
Otoplasty surgery is typically performed in the comfort of our office using local anesthesia and oral medications. Your ears are usually bandaged with a dressing that wraps around the head in a turban-like fashion for several days.
Understanding the Otoplasty Recovery Process
Initial mild postoperative discomfort is easily controlled with oral medication. Your ears, or your child’s ears, usually look “normal” within 10 to 20 days after your procedure. Usually, after the first dressing is removed, a thin stocking cap or headband is worn at night for three weeks to protect your ears. Contact sports should be avoided for about a month.
Am I a Good Candidate for Otoplasty?
Questioning whether otoplasty surgery is right for you or your child? In general, ideal otoplasty candidates are at least 5 years old without any medical conditions that may create risks during surgery and/or impair healing.
In addition, candidates for otoplasty surgery must have realistic expectations related to otoplasty surgery. To find out if you or your child is a good candidate for the otoplasty procedure, schedule your consultation with Dr. Rotatori today.
Explore the Benefits of Otoplasty
A few of the many advantages of undergoing otoplasty treatment from Dr. Rotatori include:
- Corrected Protruding Ears
- A Natural Facial Appearance
- Restored Self-Esteem and Confidence
Choose Dr. Rotatori for Your Otoplasty Surgery
Orlando’s premier, award-winning cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Rotatori is consistently recognized as one of the best doctors in his field. Place yourself in the hands of the best cosmetic surgeon in Central Florida. Dr. Rotatori and his skilled Orlando medical team are ready to help you look and feel your best with the latest and most effective otoplasty techniques.
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Frequently Asked Questions
In general, otoplasty patients should be at least 5 years of age. If you believe that you or your child is a good candidate for otoplasty, schedule your consultation with Dr. Rotatori.
As with any surgical procedure, otoplasty recovery varies from patient to patient. In general, most patients notice minor discomfort for 1 to 2 weeks after surgery. In addition, you should refrain from physical activities for at least a month.
Since otoplasty is an elective, cosmetic procedure, it is not generally covered by health insurance. Contact your health insurance provider directly for more information.