If you have large or protruding ears, this may cause embarrassment. Self-consciousness about large ears may occur in children and adults alike. No matter what your age, Dr. Joseph Fullmer may recommend otoplasty, which is also called ear surgery, in Heber, Utah, to improve the appearance of your ears.
Children are excellent candidates for ear surgery. Their cartilage is very moldable because they are still growing. This makes reshaping the ears easier. Also, if this procedure is performed at an early age, the teasing that sometimes comes from having large, protruding ears can be avoided.
To ensure your comfort, our cosmetic surgeon will perform otoplasty under local anesthesia. To begin, an incision is made in the fold where your ear attaches to your head. Dr. Joseph Fullmer will shape and remove cartilage as needed to achieve the desired look. Permanent sutures will be used to hold the cartilage in place. Some discomfort is to be expected after surgery. Soft bandages and dressings will be applied to protect your ears. These should be worn for several days. You should avoid sleeping on your side for about a week. Additional post-op instructions will be provided to guide you through the recovery process.
We invite you to contact Aspire Surgical today at 435-315-2050 with any questions and to schedule a consultation.