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Otoplasty in Brighton, MI

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Otoplasty at Elements Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics

Stride through each day with streamlined confidence with otoplasty, or ear surgery, for yourself or your child. The ears are not the first area that comes to mind when most people think of plastic surgery. But for individuals with protruding ears or deformities resulting from surgery, injury, or other causes, the appearance of the ears can take on great importance in one’s overall self-image. Learn more about options for otoplasty in Brighton by scheduling a consultation with Dr. Vincent McGinniss, a leading plastic and reconstructive surgeon specializing in cosmetic surgeries of the head, face, and neck.

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Confidence at Any Age

What is Otoplasty?

Otoplasty, or ear surgery, is a cosmetic surgical procedure performed to alter the size, shape, or position of the ears. One of the most common reasons patients seek otoplasty is to correct ears that protrude and help them lay closer to the head. Small internal sutures may be placed to change the position of the ears, a technique sometimes called “ear pinning.” This type of otoplasty is often performed in childhood by age five or six but is also sought by adults wishing to enhance the appearance of their ears to be in better balance with their other features.

Dr. McGinniss also performs otoplasty to repair damage to the ear lobes, including holes left by heavy earrings or gauged piercings, and reconstructive surgery to repair the ears from cancer removal, trauma, or birth differences that have affected the ears’ appearance.

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What are the benefits of Otoplasty?

With an otoplasty Brighton patients can receive a customized procedure tailored to address a variety of concerns regarding the appearance of their ears:

  • Reposition protruding ears (prominauris) in children and adults
  • Reduce the size of ears that appear too large in proportion to the other features
  • Repair holes in the earlobes from gauged jewelry
  • Correct cosmetic issues resulting from surgery, trauma, or differences present at birth

The otoplasty procedure is meticulously designed to meet the needs of the individual patient. The results are permanent, providing a lasting source of improved confidence.

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Your Otoplasty Consultation

Give yourself or your child the gift of confidence with an otoplasty procedure tailored around your wishes and goals. To learn about otoplasty in Brighton at Elements Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics, schedule your one-on-one consultation with Dr. Vincent McGinniss today. He will listen carefully to learn about your interest in the procedure as well as assess your ears to help you understand the specific benefits an otoplasty procedure may offer you.

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Your Otoplasty Procedure

The details of your individual procedure will be discussed ahead of time so you know what to expect during and after surgery. General anesthesia or intravenous sedation will be given to keep you comfortable. Correcting protruding ears typically involves the removal of some cartilage and the placement of small permanent internal sutures via incisions concealed either on the back of the ear or within one of the folds on the front of the ear. Surgery to correct damaged ear lobes, reduce the size of the ears, or make other alterations to the ear’s external structures may involve removing, repairing, and repositioning skin and cartilage to achieve a pleasing and balanced aesthetic appearance. You will be able to return home on the same day of your otoplasty surgery in the company of a friend or family member after being monitored for a short time in our recovery area.

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Next Phase

Otoplasty Recovery and Aftercare

At our practice in Brighton Otoplasty is performed as an outpatient surgery, allowing patients to return home on the same day. During early healing, it is essential to avoid playing sports or engaging in any activities that could exert force or put pressure on the treatment area. For best results, follow the aftercare instructions provided by Dr. McGinniss, attend all follow-up appointments, and contact us with any questions or concerns that you have during recovery. Patients can typically return to many routine activities within a few days while taking certain precautions, such as avoiding excessive sun exposure and modifying their sleep position to protect the healing ears. Complete healing may take approximately six weeks.

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Put Your Best Face Forward

Otoplasty Results

People are usually very pleased with the results of their otoplasty surgery. Correcting ears that protrude or otherwise detract from the harmony of your other features can greatly improve your self-image and provide greater confidence in social situations. Changes to the size, shape, or position of the ears are permanent, meaning individuals who have otoplasty performed in childhood will not have to worry about seeking treatment later in life. Adults can also enjoy an improvement in self-esteem through the careful correction of various issues that can affect the look of the ears and draw focus from their overall appearance.

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Otoplasty in Brighton, MI  Brighton
Otoplasty in Brighton, MI  Brighton
Otoplasty in Brighton, MI  Brighton
Otoplasty in Brighton, MI  Brighton


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Otoplasty Frequently Asked Questions

Otoplasty can be performed in childhood or adulthood. Children with protruding ears frequently have this procedure performed around age five or six. Adults may also elect to have otoplasty to correct protruding ears, reduce the size of prominent ears, or correct deformities caused by injury, surgeries like cancer removal, or differences present at birth.

Yes, otoplasty surgery is performed to permanently alter the form and appearance of the ears' external structures.

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the current average cost of having otoplasty performed is $3,736. The total cost of any procedure depends on a variety of factors, such as the geographic region, facility fees, cost of anesthesia, and the details of the individual surgery. We are happy to provide an estimate of the cost of your procedure at your otoplasty consultation.

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