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Ear Surgery in Las Vegas, NV

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About Cosmetic Ear Surgery

Ears that appear to protrude outward, are asymmetrical or misshapen, or look unnaturally big can negatively impact your self-esteem, especially when young. Otoplasty (ear reshaping surgery) is a cosmetic procedure that improves the size, position, and shape of your ears to result in a normal appearance. Otoplasty may help your child avoid getting teased by classmates or help you if you have always felt unhappy with your ears. Dr. Chris Costa is a plastic surgeon in Las Vegas, NV who has helped many women, men, and children move past their embarrassment of exposing their prominent, underdeveloped, or asymmetrical ears by undergoing this surgery. No matter the cosmetic issue, otoplasty at Platinum Plastic Surgery allows a patient to proudly show their face at any angle with a newfound confidence.

About Earlobe Repair

The popularity of oversized earrings and ear gauges have made earlobe repair a popular surgery at Platinum Plastic Surgery. If you are interested in having earlobe surgery to fix torn, split, or stretched lobes, schedule a consultation with Dr. Costa. He will examine the damage and discuss what could be done to restore your earlobes for a more natural appearance.

Ideal Candidates

Ear reshaping surgery can be performed at any age; however, it is often most common among children and is recommended before the start of elementary school. By six years of age, this procedure is usually safe and effective since the ears reach their full size earlier than other facial features. If you feel embarrassed from the shape and size of your ears because they are misshapen, protrude outward, or they seem prominent in comparison to your other facial features, otoplasty can be considered to attain a normal appearance. Cosmetic ear surgery can also be performed to repair trauma from an accident or injury. Dr. Costa also performs earlobe repair surgery if your lobes are stretched or torn from heavy earrings or gauges.

Surgical Technique

Ear reshaping surgery is performed using anesthesia, either general or IV sedation. Most often, the incision is placed around the back portion of the ear or within the inner folds. During this procedure, cartilage will be manipulated to create a new contour and natural-looking appearance. It's generally common for each ear to be addressed during the procedure to make sure they appear symmetrical. After the procedure, the incisions are safely stitched together with sutures and wrapped so they are protected.

What to Expect

Once the procedure is finished and you are released to leave the hospital, you will heal and rest at home. Dr. Costa or a member of his team will send you home with instructions for recovery. It's very important to not pick at or touch the ears. Also, you should not lay on the ears and instead sleep propped up for the first few days after surgery. Dr. Costa recommends seeing his otoplasty patients back within 5 – 7 days — at this time, Dr. Costa will take off the coverings and check you or your child's surgical results. The outcomes are visible right away, and the progression of results will continue to improve as the ears heal.

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Recovery Time  
1 – 2 Weeks
Average Procedure Time  
2 – 4 Hours
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Reshape Your Ears

While many people don't think about their ears, an unusual size, position, or shape may make a significant difference in your appearance. Otoplasty (ear surgery) may help your child avoid getting teased by classmates or help you if you have always felt unhappy with your ears. Call Platinum Plastic Surgery in Las Vegas, NV to schedule a consultation with plastic surgeon Dr. Costa and get more information about ear surgery. Our team looks forward to helping you achieve a look you will love as well as the confidence to show it off.

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