Many individuals are born with ears that protrude or are out of proportion with the rest of their facial features. Physical abnormalities, like atypical ears, may seem harmless; however, they could have a negative psychological impact on a person. Young children in particular may be emotionally distraught from others teasing or staring if their ears are too large, misshaped, or uneven. Fortunately, Dr. Ronald Caniglia of Caniglia Facial Plastic Surgery performs cosmetic ear surgery, also known as otoplasty or ear pinning, for Scottsdale and Phoenix, Arizona patients.
With the help of a skilled plastic surgeon, the ears can be reshaped and sized to fit the facial structure impeccably. Dr. Caniglia and his warm, friendly team will make you or your child feel calm and comfortable throughout the entire process. Within our state-of-the-art, deluxe facility, patients can achieve a look that boosts their confidence and enhances their overall quality of life. To learn more about cosmetic ear surgery, contact our Scottsdale practice today.
The cosmetic ear surgery procedure varies from patient to patient depending on individual needs; however, it generally lasts approximately two hours and is performed in the following manner:
Dr. Caniglia will inform you of proper aftercare instructions, such as taking prescribed medication, keeping the head elevated, and keeping the ears cool. Patients should be able to return to school or work after approximately one week. Full recovery may take as long as six weeks, depending on the patient.
Dr. Caniglia will determine whether you are a good candidate for ear surgery during your initial consultation. The best candidates include individuals who:
The surgery can correct ears that:
While the procedure is often performed on young people, it is advised that the child elects to have the procedure done and is part of the decision-making process.
There are many benefits to having otoplasty surgery, including:
As all surgeries do, otoplasty carries the slight risk of complications, such as infection or blood clots. Dr. Caniglia will discuss all potential complications with you prior to moving forward. Additionally, it is important that you disclose your medical history, including any existing conditions or medications you are taking, to prevent serious problems from occurring.
Patients generally experience some pain, swelling, and bruising immediately after the surgery; however, symptoms should subside after several days and can be alleviated with prescribed pain medication.
At Caniglia Plastic Surgery, you are sure to feel satisfied with your choice to move forward with treatment, as you will be in the best hands possible. To learn more about cosmetic ear surgery, contact our Scottsdale practice today.