Large or overly prominent ears can affect self-confidence and overall satisfaction with appearance. To improve the shape and size of the ears, you may want to consider an otoplasty. Plastic Surgery Consultants offers otoplasty and other facial surgeries to men and women living in Columbia, Lexington, and the nearby communities of South Carolina.
What is an Otoplasty?
Otoplasty, or ear surgery, can be used to reposition or reshape the ears, creating a more flattering look. Ears that are uneven or large can affect the symmetry of the face, making people of all ages unhappy with their appearance. Both children and adults can benefit from an otoplasty by enhancing the shape and size of the ears in a way that will complement the rest of the features. Whatever your reason for considering an otoplasty, Dr. Wassermann will develop an individual treatment plan that will match your unique needs and cosmetic concerns.
How is an Otoplasty Performed?
There are a number of techniques involved in an otoplasty procedure that may be used to accomplish various cosmetic goals. We perform otoplasties with the aid of anesthesia to ensure that each patient remains entirely comfortable during their surgery. Incisions are carefully made in the natural contours of the ears to minimize any visible scarring. Then, cartilage will be removed or redistributed to match the patient’s cosmetic goals. Afterwards, the incisions are closed and the treatment is complete. An otoplasty can take up to two hours, depending on the results desired.
What is Recovery Like Following an Otoplasty?
Dr. Wassermann skillfully hides otoplasty incisions in the natural contours of the ear, allowing for extremely discreet and natural-looking results. Most patients are able to return to school or non-strenuous work in seven to 10 days.
How Much Does an Otoplasty Cost?
The cost of your otoplasty will vary depending on your specific treatment goals. To determine the exact cost of treatment, we invite you to schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Wassermann. During your consultation, you will work with Dr. Wassermann to develop a personalized treatment plan that will satisfy your unique cosmetic goals. At this point, we will be able to provide you with the full cost of treatment. To help make our treatments accessible to those who need them, we accept a variety of payment options as well as financing through CareCredit®.
An otoplasty can enhance the shape and size of the ears, creating a more balanced, symmetrical appearance that you can be confident in. Plastic Surgery Consultants offers otoplasties to residents of Richland County, Lexington County, and the surrounding areas of South Carolina. To learn more or to schedule a consultation, contact us today.