Dr. Beam offers otoplasty (ear surgery) for patients in Hartford, New Britain, Glastonbury, New Haven and surrounding areas of Connecticut.
Many children and adults are self-conscious about the size and shape of their ears. Children between the ages of four and fourteen may be ridiculed for ears that are large or obtrusive. Otoplasty (ear pinning surgery) can help to improve the appearance of protruding ears.
How is Otoplasty Performed?
To begin, Dr. Beam will create an incision behind the ear. From here, excess skin and cartilage is removed from behind the ear and the ear is folded and reshaped so it lies closer to the head. Finally, the incisions are sutured shut. Otoplasty is a very common procedure, and we have many patients that choose ear surgery in conjunction with other procedures such as Rhinoplasty and eyelid surgery.
Am I a Good Candidate for Otoplasty?
For any cosmetic surgery, we require that you are in overall good health and that you have realistic expectations of your surgery. When you are considering ear surgery for your child, parents should be sure they have their child’s best interest in mind. If you feel otoplasty may be the solution you have been looking for to help your disproportionate ears, call today to schedule your otoplasty consultation with Dr. Beam.
What Can I Expect After Otoplasty?
Most patients experience some mild discomfort after surgery, especially when trying to sleep on their side. Fortunately, the scar during surgery is made in the crease behind your ear, so this will be virtually invisible. Discomfort should only last about a week, and oral pain medication and a headband around the ears may help this.
Dr. Beam and his staff can discuss all pricing and financing options with you at your initial consultation.
Harold E. Beam M.D. offers plastic and cosmetic surgery to patients in Glastonbury, New Britain, Hartford, New Haven and surrounding areas of Connecticut. Contact Dr. Beam today to schedule your ear surgery consultation!