Otoplasty (Ear Pinning Surgery)
You remember what it was like to be a kid...the pressure to fit in, the struggle to look "cool." Well, some things never change, and for both children and adults who have large, protruding ears, a straightforward plastic surgery procedure known as otoplasty can offer help from embarrassment and self-consciousness. Florida ear surgery patients are often extremely happy with their new look and enjoy the renewed confidence and freedom from ridicule that goes along with it.
Our patients receive a high level of personalized attention and custom care. We seek to earn your trust and hope to build a warm relationship that lasts many years. Dr. Paul Gardner has performed dozens of otoplasty procedures in South Florida and can help you or your child achieve a more "normal" look.
When you're ready to take the next step, request a consultation online, or call 239-566-2611 to schedule your appointment.
Otoplasty in Fort Myers, Florida
Cosmetic ear surgery is most often performed for children between age 4 and 14, though many adults finally decide to take charge of their ear appearance and seek surgical correction as well. Most of the Florida ear surgery patients at Gardner Plastic Surgery are surprised by how little discomfort they have following the procedure, and are back to work or school in about a week.
Your Ear Surgery Procedure
To correct protruding ears, Dr. Gardner first makes a small incision behind each ear to access the ear cartilage. By reshaping and removing parts of this cartilage, he is able to position the ear closer to the head. This surgery can be completed in 1 to 2 hours in most cases. Young children usually need general anesthesia so they can rest comfortably through the procedure, while local anesthesia is fine for most adults. After Florida ear surgery, the ears are bandaged, and patients will need to wear an elastic headband to protect the ears and help hold them in place for about 2 weeks.
Otoplasty also can improve the appearance of ears marred by birth defects or injury. During your visit to our office, Dr. Gardner will evaluate your ears and explain more about exactly how your surgery will be performed.
Are you interested in learning even more about how otoplasty can help you or your child with an improved appearance? Request an appointment at our office. We look forward to serving you and helping you achieve your cosmetic goals.