Don't Forget Your Ears: Earlobe Reconstruction and Otoplasty (Ear Reshaping)
Yes, hairlines, the nose, the overall face, and lips usually get the most focus when anyone brings up the topic of surgical procedures, but there are other cosmetic procedures that tend to get overlooked which can also help with one's confidence. Two of these just happen to involve the sides of your face and are typically associated with one of your senses.
Years of aging and earring use can cause the earlobes to elongate or even divide. Split, stretched or enlarged earlobes can be addressed and corrected with a simple, in-office procedure with minimal to no down time. This procedure is associated with little to no swelling. Dr. Champagne removes sutures after one week, and ears can be re-pierced after 6 weeks.
Although overlooked at times, this simple procedure can do wonders with your overall appearance and boost your confidence.
Overly enlarged, protruding and misshapen ears can be the subject of undue ridicule and source of great concern to some individuals, especially school-aged children. Otoplasty, which can be performed as early as the age of five, is a surgical procedure that corrects these ear abnormalities to allow your ears to be in harmony with the rest of your facial features.
Recovery after otoplasty is relatively straightforward. To keep younger children from manipulating the surgical site, cupped bandages are worn over the ears until sutures are removed at seven days. For older children and adults, bandages are removed after three days. Minimal swelling and bruising can be expected, and normal physical activity can be resumed after ten days.
Having ears that are better shaped, silhouetted and most often times shortened can help balance the overall appearance of your face. When it comes to facial cosmetic surgery, remember there are very few things that can't be done in order to help you feel confident and comfortable with your features.
Please contact Dr. Jason Champagne to schedule a personalized, confidential consultation. During your consultation, Dr. Champagne will address your goals and answer any questions you may have regarding our Otoplasty and Earlobe Reconstruction procedures, as well as any other procedures we offer.