What is an Otoplasty Procedure?
An otoplasty is a type of surgery that alters the size, shape, or position of the ears. Some people desire otoplasty because one ear is higher than the other, or because both ears are not the same size. Ear surgery could also be needed to correct damage due to an accident or injury. Although otoplasty can correct birth defects, it is not normally performed on children, as this surgery can only be effective whenever the ears have stopped growing. Earlobe repair is a common procedure performed in our offices with local anesthesia.
Benefits of Otoplasty
An otoplasty can help restore self-confidence by correcting deformities that might cause people to feel awkward about their appearance.
Is Otoplasty Right for Me?
If your ears are an unusual size or shape, speak with Dr. Flannagan about otoplasty to determine if this surgery would be beneficial to you.
Elements of an Otoplasty
You may receive anesthesia in the way of:
- Intravenous sedation
- General anesthesia
- Local anesthesia, with or without a sedative to help you relax
Next, Dr. Flannagan will shape and sculpt the ears to make them more pleasing to the eye. Should incisions become necessary, he will make every attempt possible to position them behind the ear or inside the folds of the ear to ensure they are not visible. External incisions could also be needed to close the outer skin.
How Long is the Recovery After an Otoplasty?
This will depend on the extent of your surgery. The recovery period could be up to several weeks.
How Much Does an Otoplasty Cost?
The first step in determining your cost is to schedule an otoplasty consultation at Flannagan Plastic Surgery. This will allow us to develop a custom treatment program as well as a detailed cost analysis. We will then go over this cost analysis item by item to ensure you fully understand each item listed. After that, our team will work out the best financing option for your needs and budget. Most of our patients use a combination of the following to pay for their procedures:
- Personal or cashier’s checks
- American Express
- CareCredit® Financing
Why Choose Flannagan Plastic Surgery?
Flannagan Plastic Surgery offers safe and effective otoplasty procedures to residents of Evansville and Jasper and the surrounding cities. If you are in the tri-state area of Indiana, Northern Kentucky or Illinois, contact board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ryan Flannagan at Flannagan Plastic Surgery today to schedule a consultation and learn how an otoplasty could benefit you.