Cosmetic Ear Surgery - Scottsdale & Avondale
Otoplasty can improve the shape, position, and proportion of the ear.
In cases of protruding or underdeveloped ears, Otoplasty can achieve remarkable results. Otoplasty is commonly referred to as "pinning" of the ears and can be performed on children, as early as age 6, once their ears have stopped developing. The procedure, however, is most frequently performed during the teenage years but adults are also good candidates. Dr. Guyette has the option of either folding the cartilage located on the back of the ear or removing excess cartilage. The procedure typically takes less than 2 hours and is normally performed in our licensed surgical facility under IV sedation.
Malformed ears can be the cause of psychological stress and trauma. Consideration should be given to correct this problem when it becomes a concern. Dr. Guyette performs several techniques used to improve the majority of the problems related to protruding ears.
Prior to surgery, Dr. Guyette will evaluate your medical history and ask questions regarding your general health. A complete examination of your ears is made in order to take the most effective surgical approach. All issues, such as surgical techniques, risks and benefits, expected results, and the types of anesthesia used will be discussed.
Dr. Guyette will provide you with pre-operative instructions that may include the elimination of specific medications containing aspirin, non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (Advil, Aleve, etc) and Vitamin E, several weeks before surgery to minimize excess bleeding. Antibiotics may also be prescribed to prevent infection. Digital photographs are taken in order to help plan and customize the surgical technique. The procedure can be performed under IV sedation or general anesthesia-Dr. Guyette will discuss these options with you.
Preoperative Instructions for patients undergoing Intravenous (IV) Anesthesia
POST OPERATIVE INFORMATION
After the procedure, patients should expect some bruising that can last 7 to 10 days. Pain associated with the operation is minimal and can be easily controlled with oral medication. Initial bandages are left in place for a few days and are then replaced with a lighter removable dressing, which is worn when at home and during sleep. Showering with shampoo begins after removal of the initial dressing. Expect 2-3 days of recovery before normal activities can be performed. Consult with Dr. Guyette before resuming strenuous activity.
“On the night of my procedure, Dr. Guyette called me to see how I was feeling. I thought that was magnificent and it was greatly appreciated! I felt very cared for!” Gordon Stein