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Otoplasty in Miami (Ear Surgery)

Many people have overly large, oddly, and protruding ears. They consider it bothersome in some ways, making them uncomfortable with the physical look of their ears. However, there is already a revolutionary plastic surgery procedure available to address your underlying problem. If you like to make some significant modifications to your ears, otoplasty or ear surgery might be the answer you are looking for!

Medically known as otoplasty, ear surgery corrects the shape, position, and proportion of your ear. This plastic surgery procedure also treats a variety of underlying problems and complications concerning your ears and creates a more appealing and natural appearance. It also provides balance and harmony to both your ears and face and as well as correct some complications that the previous ear surgery that you have undertaken has caused.

Learn more while Dr. Carlos Spera—a renowned Plastic Surgeon in Miami discusses otoplasty or ear surgery for your awareness through this content. He will also mention its benefits, procedures, needed preparations, risks and complications, and recovery period.

What is otoplasty or ear surgery?

Otoplasty or ear surgery is a plastic surgery procedure being administered to reshape the pinna, or your outer ear, and correct an irregularity, and improve its appearance. Our ears are usually around two centimeters from the side of our head. However, it is bothersome if you have ears that are more prominent than they should be.

If you sustained damage to your ear or were born with a congenital anomaly, you may opt to undergo an otoplasty or ear surgery procedure. This will help you build up or repair your outer ear, improving its appearance.

Who is a good candidate for otoplasty or ear surgery in Miami?

The ideal candidates for otoplasty are people who are currently having some problems with their outer ear, which may lose their self-confidence due to its not appealing look. This plastic surgery procedure addresses the way your ear sits and looks to your head. You are an ideal candidate to undergo otoplasty or ear surgery in Miami if you feel that your ears do not sit comfortably on your head, or it is too big and takes attention away from your face. You are also an ideal candidate if your ears are uneven or asymmetrical due to genetics or accidents. This plastic surgery procedure helps make your ears look more pleasing and natural-looking.

Before you undergo otoplasty or ear surgery in Miami, you must possess a healthy overall condition to minimize the risks of possible complications and not affect your recovery process afterward.

Heavy smokers are not most likely an ideal candidate for otoplasty or ear surgery. Smoking can significantly decrease your blood flow mostly in your skin. This will gradually slow your healing process. Hence, if you are smoking, Dr. Spera will recommend you to stop smoking before you undergo the plastic surgery procedure and during the recovery process afterward.

It is also noteworthy that otoplasty or ear surgery is not only done solely for adults. It is also done on children, especially when they are suffering from ear deformities that significantly affect their physical attributes. Having ear deformities among children have a significant impact on their psychological well-being, chiefly on their self-esteem, self-confidence, and being socially isolated.

Addressing this problem, Dr. Carlos Spera—a renowned Plastic Surgeon in Miami recommends children to undergo otoplasty or ear surgery between the age of five and six before they start schooling, especially when they are suffering from protruding ears. Children should not be suffering at an early age physically and psychologically because of having ear deformities.

How is an otoplasty or ear surgery procedure performed?

Various techniques can significantly reduce the prominence of your ears. Under otoplasty or ear surgery, Dr. Spera will usually begin with the use of general anesthesia for children and a local anesthetic for adult patients. He will then make an incision behind your ear, and then apply stitches which may be permanent to hold back your outer ear. In some cases, they may remove some of your cartilages.

The entire plastic surgery procedure usually takes around one to two hours. The incision will leave a thin scar; however, it will be located behind your warm and will gradually fade as time goes by.

How do I prepare for otoplasty or ear surgery procedure?

Before you undergo otoplasty or ear surgery in Miami, you need to undergo consultation first. Initially, you will be talking to Dr. Carlos Spera—a renowned Plastic Surgeon in Miami about the procedure itself. During your initial consultation, he will likely:

  • Look at your medical history. You need to prepare yourself to answer some questions regarding your current and past medical conditions, especially when you have an ear infection. You should also talk about the medications you are currently taking or have taken recently, as well as any plastic surgery you had.
  • Do a physical examination. Dr. Carlos Spera needs to determine your treatment options. He will examine your ears, including their ideal placement, size, symmetry, and shape. He will most likely take pictures of your ears for your medical record.
  • Discuss your realistic expectations. In the initial consultation, you need to explain why you need to undergo otoplasty or ear surgery and what you are hoping for in terms of physical outcome after the plastic surgery procedure. Ensure that you fully understand the underlying risks, such as possible overcorrections.

If you are an ideal candidate for otoplasty or ear surgery in Miami, Dr. Spera may recommend you take some steps to prepare before you undergo the actual procedure.

  • Food intake and medication. You will most likely avoid aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs, and herbal supplements, that can increase bleeding.
  • Other precautionary measures. Right before you undergo the plastic surgery procedure, you are most likely need to stop smoking as it significantly decreases the blood flow in your skin and can slow down the healing process.

Make sure that you make plans to someone who will drive you home following the plastic surgery procedure and stay with you for the first night after the otoplasty or ear surgery procedure.

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What are the risks and complications of otoplasty or ear surgery in Miami?

Just like any plastic surgery procedures, otoplasty or ear surgery in Miami have also underlying risks and complications. These include:

  • Infection: All plastic surgery procedures have a small risk of infection. Receiving treatment through antibiotics can help prevent further complications.
  • Also called a hematoma, a blood clot can form under the skin on your ear. It may appear for one to three days following the plastic surgery procedure. Usually, pain is the primary symptom that is associated with bruising.
  • There will be instances where your ears may start to stick out again. Thus, revision surgery procedures could be necessary.
  • Unsatisfactory results. There will be also instances where you will not be satisfied with the result of your reconstructive or plastic surgery outcome on what you are expected to be. Your ears may be asymmetrical or too close or too far from your head.
  • Your ears may experience numbness for several weeks following the plastic surgery procedure.

In addition, damage to your cartilage can significantly result from hematoma, infection, or tightening of your sutures. Hence, immediate medical attention is vital to prevent further problems and complications.

How is recovery from otoplasty or ear surgery in Miami like?

Your recovery process will depend on several factors and to some extent, primarily on the type of plastic surgery you undergo.

Following the plastic surgery procedure, Dr. Spera will apply a dressing over your ears. It will remain in place for several days, but the plastic surgeon may temporarily remove it days after the plastic surgery to check possible signs of hematoma.

After permanently removing your dressing, you may need to wear a protective headband over your ears, especially during the nighttime to prevent your ears from being pulled forward when you sleep.

Following the otoplasty or ear surgery, you may notice the following:

  • Soreness that can last for few days;
  • Numbness and tingling which can last for several weeks; and
  • Slight bruising for around two days.

You should be able to:

  • Wash your hair two weeks following the plastic surgery procedure;
  • Get rid of swimming for at least four to six weeks;
  • Travel at any time; especially when it is not essential;
  • Return to school after one to two weeks; and
  • Participate in any contact sports after 12 weeks.

It is vital to consult with Dr. SPera before resuming any of your usual activities before you undergo the plastic surgery procedure.

Why choose us?

Recipients of otoplasty or ear surgery in Miami can attest to its benefits and its impact on boosting their self-confidence. Otoplasty or ear surgery gives immediate and permanent results in correcting your protruding ears and other related concerns. If you are not satisfied with the way your ears look and you want to make changes to them, undergoing otoplasty or ear surgery might be the answer!

Are you in Miami and wanted to undergo otoplasty or ear surgery? Do not hesitate to reach out to Dr. Carlos Spera—a renowned Plastic Surgeon in Miami through the contact information provided below to begin your journey in achieving beautiful-looking ears. We already performed countless successful plastic surgery procedures, leaving a legacy of having a high satisfaction rate from our clients. We are looking forward to serving you and being part of our success story with us soon! 

Frequently Asked Questions

Otoplasty, commonly referred to as ear surgery, is a procedure designed to reshape or reposition the ears, addressing issues such as protruding or overly large ears. Dr. Carlos Spera offers this transformative surgery to individuals seeking to achieve a more harmonious and balanced facial appearance, ensuring confidence and satisfaction.

If you’re self-conscious about the size, shape, or position of your ears, Otoplasty might be the ideal solution for you. Suitable candidates are typically in good health, have realistic expectations, and may be adults or children with fully developed ears. A consultation with Dr. Spera will provide a comprehensive assessment.

Dr. Spera employs tailored surgical techniques based on each patient’s unique needs. Incisions are typically made behind the ears or within the ear’s inner creases, ensuring minimal visible scarring. Cartilage and skin may be removed or reshaped to achieve the desired outcome, and the ears are then sutured into their new position.

Post-surgery, patients may experience mild discomfort, swelling, and bruising around the ears. A protective bandage or headband may be recommended to support the healing process and maintain the ears’ new position. Most individuals can return to daily activities within a week, though strenuous activities should be limited for a few weeks. Dr. Spera will provide detailed post-operative care instructions.

Thanks to Dr. Spera’s meticulous techniques, incisions are strategically placed behind the ears or within the ear’s inner creases, making them virtually invisible once healed. With proper care, any scars will fade over time and become barely noticeable.

Otoplasty offers permanent results. Once the ears have been surgically reshaped or repositioned, they will maintain their new appearance for a lifetime, allowing patients to enjoy lasting confidence and satisfaction.

With a legacy built on over 30 years of excellence in aesthetic surgeries, Dr. Carlos Spera stands as a trusted name in Miami. His commitment to individualized care, combined with his expertise in ear reshaping, ensures that those seeking Otoplasty receive top-tier guidance, care, and transformative results.

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