While the ears are developing, there can be abnormalities in the development of cartilage. This can result in ear protrusions, which causes both adults and children embarrassment. Ear surgery can correct protruding ears or create a more balanced shape and size of ear for the patient. This procedure can be performed as soon as the ears are fully developed, before-afterwhich usually happens around the age of 4. If you are tired of feeling ashamed of your ears, then contact our West Dundee facility to meet with a surgeon.
How Is Ear Surgery Performed?
There is minimal scarring from this procedure because the initial incision is made in the natural folds of skin where the head and ear meet, behind the ear. Your surgeon will then trim excess skin and cartilage to pull the ear back, and then if the patient wishes, the cartilage can be sculpted to create more aesthetic shape. Upon completion, Dr. Rosenberg or Dr. Lambruschi will pin back the ear with permanent sutures and temporary ones are occasionally used to hold the ear during the healing process. Ear surgery takes 2 to 3 hours for our West Dundee and surrounding Illinois patients.
What To Expect After Your Otoplasty
After ear surgery, heavy dressings are usually placed over the ears to hold them in place and aid in healing. Once the ears have begun to heal, a lighter dressing will be used for about 2 weeks, depending on the patient. Normal activity can resume after a week, but for a few weeks West Dundee patients should avoid anything that could bend the ears. If you have further questions about the recovery process, contact Drs. Rosenberg and Lambruschi at their office today.
How Much Does An Otoplasty Cost?
The price of this procedure is dependent on the extent of surgery necessary to achieve the ideal results. All surgeries and procedures are performed at our surgery center rather than an outside facility. We do this in order to be more cost effective for our patients while maintaining the highest standards of quality and control. You may schedule a consultation to assess a final cost for your ear surgery by contacting our West Dundee facility.
Ear surgery can dramatically affect your life and can end the cruel teasing many people experience due to large, misshapen or protruding ears.* Spend a moment looking at the and after photos of our West Dundee, Bartlett and Arlington Heights patients to see just how incredible otoplasty is.*
At their West Dundee facility, Drs. Rosenberg and Lambruschi would like to remind you that your comfort with us is just as important as the entire otoplasty procedure. Spend some time discussing questions you may have for our surgeons and learning about their extensive experience before choosing to undergo this important surgery with us.
*Results may vary from person to person.