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Is otoplasty permanent

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Press
Plastic Surgery 45 years experience
The ear position: Is normalized. Usually this is done for protruding ears, which may take several forms. An incision is made on the posterior surface of the ear, the ca... Read More
Dr. George Yang
Facial Plastic Surgery 23 years experience
Bending & Tacking: Prominent ears protrude due to 2 main issues. The top of the ear lacks an "antihelical fold" which is the curved cartilage paralleling the upper rim ... Read More
Dr. Dennis Dass
Plastic Surgery 15 years experience
Surgery: Nearly all of the scars are placed behind the ear, so that they are well hidden. The ear cartilage is reshaped by scoring and placing permanent sutur... Read More

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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics 35 years experience
Get evaluation: It depends on the indication for the otoplasty. There are a variety of conditions that can be covered.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 46 years experience
Cosmetic: Unlikely if purely cosmetic. See a facial plastic surgeon for best results.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Mele
Plastic Surgery 33 years experience
Cosmetic Ear Surgery: Otoplasty means ear changing. The term includes many procedures that enhance the shape and prominence of the ears. More information is available here:... Read More
Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 46 years experience
Cosmetic: Cosmetic ear surgery. For best results, see a board certified facial plastic surgeon.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Sclafani
Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 33 years experience
Otoplasty: Typically, the ear achieves 85% of its adult size by the age of 6 years old. Typically, otoplasty is not done until around that age or older, but ther... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics 35 years experience
Soon after: This can occur almost immediately if you aren't experiencing nausea from the anesthetic or pain medications.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Cohen
35 years experience
Usually you will: See relapse in the first 3-6 mos.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christian Stallworth
Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery 18 years experience
Not too long: Initial recovery from otoplasty and the anesthesia can take a few days to a week to feel back to normal, have pain subside, and bruising decrease. De... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Pichler
Facial Plastic Surgery 57 years experience
Cost of consult: Varies by doctor and region but generally in the 50.- to 150.- range. Some will even have complimentary consult.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Fiala
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Post-op otoplasty: Your ears will be swollen and sore for about a week or so. You might have headaches during this time.
A female asked:
Dr. James Ridgway
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery
Any : Any external sutures are removed around 7 days after surgery. After 2 weeks you will begin to feel like yourself again and at 3 weeks you can resume r... Read More
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