Refine the Shape of Your Ears
Otoplasty by Dr. Stephen Greenberg, serving Long Island, Manhattan and the greater New York City area, can correct protruding or misshapen ears.
Ear surgery (otoplasty) is a procedure that is performed to set back prominent ears closer to your head or to reduce the size of your ears. Dr. Greenberg performs ear plastic surgery on many children, as well as adults. Many techniques are available for correcting abnormalities or prominence of the ears. The exact procedure is dependent upon how prominent the ears are and the exact deformity. To learn more about otoplasty, contact our Long Island practice today.
Ear surgery is best for:
- Adults or children with protrusion of the ears
- Ears which have not developed or folded properly
- Abnormal shape or configuration of the ear
Video: Ear Plastic Surgery Otoplasty
Your Consultation and Cosmetic Ear Surgery Procedure
The exact procedure that needs to be performed will be discussed with Dr. Greenberg at the time of the consultation. He will determine the exact problem with the ear and will explain in detail the best procedure to be performed. Dr. Greenberg believes in obtaining a very natural appearance to the ear. The otoplasty offers immediate and dramatic results, which will last a lifetime.
This cosmetic ear surgery procedure takes about one to two hours and will be performed in Dr. Greenberg's office operating facility in either Manhattan or on Long Island. A small incision is made behind your ear and the cartilage is folded back toward your head, and in some cases the cartilage can be removed. Both techniques will reshape your ear. Stitches are used, and there will be no visible scar. You will be up and around shortly after your ear plastic surgery, and you will be able to go home. A support band will need to be worn for a few days to ensure protection. Dr. Greenberg will see you post-operatively to remove the stitches and will continue to follow up with you regularly.
Cosmetic Ear Surgery and Recovery:
Anesthesia: Sedation or general (Board Certified Anesthesiologist)
Length of Procedure: 1-2 hours
Length of Stay: Outpatient
Where performed: In Dr. Greenberg's office ambulatory Surgery Center in Manhattan or on Long Island.
Discomfort: Mild to moderate discomfort
Return to work: 3-5 days
Bandages: Dr. Greenberg will place you in a supportive head garment
Bruising: Usually no bruising
Stitches: Dr. Greenberg will remove all stitches in 4-6 days
Exercise: 3-4 weeks before exercise
Results: Your results will be immediate
To schedule a complimenatry otoplasty consultation, contact our Long Island practice today.
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