Ear Surgery (Otoplasty) in Atlanta, GA

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Why Get Ear Surgery?

Ear surgery (also known as otoplasty) can benefit those that have ears that stick out, are misshapen or uneven, or just look too large. The shape and placement of your ears can have a long-lasting impact on your self-esteem, especially if this was a point of embarrassment in early childhood or teenage years. Ear surgery at Rejuve Aesthetic Surgery is an option if you're looking to redefine the shape and size of your ears for a more symmetrical look. Plastic surgeon Dr. Brandon-Dzung Mang offers his Atlanta, GA patients the opportunity to feel more comfortable in their own skin with this cutting-edge procedure. If you or your family member are affected by the appearance of large or misshapen ears, call our Duluth, GA office for a consultation today.

Can I Have Ear Surgery?

One of the benefits of ear surgery is that it can be performed on people of all ages. Most commonly, we see young children and teens looking to adjust the shape and size of their ears. Since the ears are just about fully developed around the age of seven, this surgery can be a great option to give your child a more uniform look. If you or your child are facing issues of self-confidence because your ears are misshapen, protrude outward, or are too large, Dr. Mang and his team at Rejuve Aesthetic Surgery may be able to help. This surgery can also be a great option if you have gauged earlobes that you no longer want. For more information on these procedures, call our office today.

How Is Ear Surgery Performed?

Ear surgery is completed as an outpatient procedure using local or general anesthesia. If you have prominent ears, the incision will be made behind your ear or inside your inner ear. Likely, Dr. Mang will remove a small portion of skin and cartilage, then will reshape the ears using permanent sutures that will give you a new contour and natural appearance. Both ears will likely be addressed to ensure they look balanced and even. After this, your incisions will be sutured and bandaged.

If you are seeking earlobe surgery to remove the effects of gauged earlobes, this is generally performed under local anesthesia. Depending on how big your gauges were, the tissue will be removed and rearranged to reshape your earlobe and create a natural look. Your earlobe will be closed, layered with sutures, and bandaged.

What Can I Expect from Ear Surgery Recovery?

When your outpatient ear surgery is complete, you will be sent home to complete your recovery. Dr. Mang or one of his skilled staff members will give you detailed cleaning and healing instructions for optimal results. It's very important that you do not touch your ears and that you sleep propped up for the first few nights. Elevating your head will also help minimize swelling and pain. Dr. Mang will need to see you within the first week of your recovery to check your progress and remove the bandages. It will be suggested that you wear an elastic ski-band for 2 – 3 weeks after your surgery to compress the ears. You should notice results immediately, but they will continue to look better and better as you complete the healing process.

Ear Surgery FAQ

How much does ear surgery cost?
Ear surgery costs will depend on what's being performed (ear pinning, shaping, earlobe repair, or a combination ). Once Dr. Mang has listened to your issues and wants, he can create your treatment plan and estimate costs. In order to concentrate on getting the outcomes that you need rather than costs, Rejuve Aesthetic Surgery takes several payments, and a member of our team will help you find low-interest medical financing.

Will the results of ear surgery last?
The ears typically mature faster compared to other areas of the body and face, which is the reason why an otoplasty can be done on younger patients with long-term outcomes. Dr. Mang will examine the ears and then discuss realistic expectations along with how long the outcomes should last. Even as the rest of the face and body can change due to gravity and age, the impact on the ears should be minimal. In the event there are dramatic modifications to your ears because of an injury, a second surgery may be done.

How old should my child be to consider otoplasty?
Normally, children about 5 – 6 years of age are perfect candidates for otoplasty. While the ear is generally fully developed, the tissue and cartilage are still malleable, making it easy to reshape. This age is also good as it is before they start school or early in their education, so they can avoid teasing. Even though many ear surgery patients are young children, Dr. Mang also performs otoplasty on adults.

Do I need to have both ears done or just one?
Most difficulties, including ears that are too large or stick out, occur in both ears, so both will need to be fixed. During ear surgery, Dr. Mang will adjust both ears to make them as symmetrical as possible. However, if only one ear has to be altered, the shape and size will be adjusted to mirror the untreated ear. When he develops your treatment plan, Dr. Mang will let you know if only one or both ears need to be addressed.

What about fixing stretched or torn earlobes?
The trend of ear gauges and big earrings have made earlobe reconstruction a popular operation at Rejuve Aesthetic Surgery. If you're considering getting earlobe repair or reconstruction, schedule an appointment with Dr. Mang. He will analyze your ear and then discuss what might be done to repair your earlobes.

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Reshape Your Look

Even though the ears seem like a minor part of the body, an uneven look, large size, or odd shape can make a dramatic impact on a person's appearance, causing self-consciousness, bullying, and more. Ear surgery at Mang Plastic Surgery can allow women, men, and children the opportunity to adjust the size and shape of their ears for a more normal appearance. It can also be used to help Atlanta, GA patients with gauged earlobes the opportunity to bring their earlobes back to a normal shape and size. Call plastic surgeon Dr. Brandon-Dzung Mang at his Duluth, GA office to schedule your consultation today and have all of your finance questions answered.

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