Bilateral Non Surgical Otoplasty, Cosmetic Ear Surgery
Otoplasty, cosmetic ear surgery, correct an abnormal shape, prominent or protruding ears. Dr. Doumit is particularly interested in the correction of prominent ears and performs two to five otoplasties or “ear pinning” per week. Dr. Doumit perform ear surgery techniques that generate a natural contour and improves ears and facial symmetry. Dr. Doumit has authored a plastic surgery textbook chapter on otoplasty (ear pinning).
Significant psychological advantages can be provided with ear pinning surgery. Children who get teased by their school mates regarding their prominent ears benefit tremendously. Many adults who feel self-conscious about their protruding ears undergo and benefit from otoplasty. Even the correction of small malformation can enhance appearance and help boost one’s self-confidence.
Dr. Doumit and his staff were wonderful. I felt very comfortable and informed during my surgical experience. My surgery was done while I was awake and I did not feel any pain. I am so happy with my results! I definitely recommend Dr. Doumit to my family and friends.
AM I CANDIDATE FOR COSMETIC EAR SURGERY (OTOPLASTY)?
Typically patients are five years of age or older.
Healthy individuals who do not have a life-threatening illness or medical condition that impair healing. Patients cannot be on blood thinners.
WHAT CAUSE PROTRUSION OF THE EARS?
The normal distance from the ear rim to the skin behind the ear is about 12mm at the top, 18 mm at the middle and 22 mm at the lower part of the ear. There are three anatomical features that cause the protrusion of the ear. Most commonly, there is lack of development of the anti-helical fold, a fold at the top of the ear. The other two reasons are a deep concha (cup) and a protruding lobule of the external ear. All of these problems will add to the protrusion of the ear.
AT WHAT AGE IS OTOPLASTY PERFORMED?
Ear Pinning is ideally carried when the patient is between the age 5 thru 7. Nonetheless, otoplasty is regularly performed through the childhood years and adulthood. The vast majority of children will tolerate otoplasty under local anesthesia without sedation after the age of 6. Adult otoplasty surgery is becoming more common. It is performed under local anesthesia unless patient desire otherwise.
HOW IS COSMETIC EAR SURGERY (OTOPLASTY) PERFORMED?
Dr. Doumit performs the vast majority of ear pinning surgery under local anesthesia. Dr. Doumit performs otoplasty with an incision placed in the natural crease behind the ear. The procedure last about 30 minutes for each ear. During the surgery, Dr. Doumit creates the missing ear folds (antihelix) with permanent internal stitches in the cartilage of the ear. He also might remove a small piece of cartilage to correct a deep concha (a deep cup of the ear). Finally, Dr. Doumit put the ears in the correct position relative to their distance from the head. He closes the incision with a resorbable suture.
WHAT RESULTS CAN I EXPECT?
Results from ear surgery are long lasting. The final result should be apparent within few weeks following surgery.
WHAT IS INVOLVED IN RECOVERY?
A bandage is placed over the ears for 3 to 7 days to help reduce swelling that occurs in the ear following surgery. Pain is very limited. There is no pain after the first day of surgery. Children can return to school in one week and adults return to work in 3 to 5 days. All of the stitches behind the ear dissolve. There are no sutures to be removed.
Bruising and swelling are gone by ten day after otoplasty. The patient can shower and wash their hair in 3 days after surgery. Dr. Doumit recommends that you wear a head band to sleep for 4 weeks after ear pinning.
Before & After Photos
* Disclaimer: Those pictures represent real patients operated by Dr. Doumit. However, Patients results undergoing plastic surgery can vary from one to the other depending on multiple factors.
IS COSMETIC EAR SURGERY (OTOPLASTY) SAFE?
All surgical procedures carry some risk. Possible complications from cosmetic ear surgery include: Recurrence, bleeding, swelling, pain, asymmetry of ears (rare).
WHAT IS THE COST OF AN OTOPLASTY (PROMOTIONS)?
Otoplasty (one ear): 2000$ (Instead of 3000$)
Otoplasty (two ears): 2750$ (Instead of 4000$)
Ear Lobule repair (one ear): 500$
Ear Lobule repair (two ears): 750$