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Ear Surgery in Phoenix

Both children and adults alike may benefit from ear surgery. Ears that protrude, are overly large, or are misshapen may be a source of embarrassment or self-consciousness. Whether the condition is congenital or it’s a result from an injury, our team at Regency can help.   

What ear surgery can accomplish

Many individuals who dislike the appearance of their ears may have the urge to hide them. Ear surgery (otoplasty) can remove this element and restore confidence by improving the appearance of the ears. Once the ears have fully developed, otoplasty can be performed to address large ears or ears that protrude from the head, delivering a proportional balance to the face. 

Otoplasty surgical details

Otoplasty is performed either with sedation and local anesthesia or general anesthesia, depending on the patient’s age and area of concern. The procedure takes approximately two hours. The details of ear surgery will depend on what type of operation is being performed—ear pinning, ear re-sizing, or ear re-shaping.

The kind of incisions to be used will also depend on the specific condition of the ears, but patients should be aware that the incisions can be made in the inner creases of the ears or on the back of the ears.

During your consultation with us, we will take you step-by-step through the entire process of the surgery, recovery, and follow-up appointments so that you’re fully aware of everything involved in the procedure.    

Recovery 

You will be given detailed home care instructions to follow to help ensure a smooth recovery. Like the operation, the details of recovery will depend on what type of otoplasty is performed. However, there are some generalities to consider:

  • Most patients are able to return to work or school in 1 to 2 weeks
  • Bandages will be put onto the ears to help with swelling and healing
  • Patients who are children must understand that they cannot touch their ears during recovery
  • Swelling, tenderness, or numbness may occur at incision sites
  • Sutures will be removed within two weeks
  • Patients should not sleep on their side
  • Sports, working out, and other strenuous activities should be avoided for two weeks
  • Final results are apparent in about three weeks
  • Results are permanent 

Ear surgery candidates

Ear surgery can be done on any individual over the age of five. Candidates should be in good general health and have realistic expectations of what the ear surgery can accomplish.

Why choose Regency Specialties?

Otoplasty should only be done only by a trained and experienced ear surgery specialist. If you’re considering ear surgery for yourself or your child, schedule a consultation with us at Regency Specialties. We are a multi-specialty group delivering the very best treatments in dermatology, plastic surgery, hand surgery, breast oncology, reconstruction, and dermatopathology, all in one practice. This offers a convenient solution for our patients. We provide the highest level of care and availability, featuring the top specialists in Arizona. You will feel completely welcome from the moment you enter our door to your very last follow-up appointment. To learn more or schedule a consultation, please call 623-243-9077 or contact us online.

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