Otoplasty

(Ear Setback, Ear Reduction, Ear Pinning)

 

Lisa loves her Otoplasty result!

Addresses the following concerns:

  • Ears that protrude too dramatically from the side of the head.
  • Asymmetrical ears.

The Procedure

  • Outpatient procedure performed in our AAAHC accredited surgery center under local anesthetic.
  • Incisions are located in the crease behind the ear and are very inconspicuous.
  • Cartilage is gently reshaped then held in place with sutures.
  • Sensation and ability to hear are maintained.

The Recovery

  • A soft dressing is applied to the ears after surgery and remains in place for three days. An athletic headband is worn continuously for ten days and then at bedtime for at least three weeks.
  • Sutures are removed around six days after your surgery.
  • You can resume light activities the same or next day.
  • Swelling is mild to moderate and peaks at two to three days and then disappears rapidly over the next three weeks.

The Result

  • Beautiful, balanced results.
  • Natural and presentable appearance the same week of surgery.

FULL TRANSCRIPT (with timecode)

00:00:16;14 – 00:00:26;13 | Lisa
Very happy. I feel so much more confident and it’s really nice to not have. My ears like a thought in the back of my head all the time.

00:00:29;02 – 00:00:43;07 | Lisa
Practicing. So I feel like I was never going to pull back my hair because I like never do it to be the last time I feel self conscious doing it. So straight. Sometimes I wake up and I just want to do this but I never do.

00:00:52;22 – 00:01:00;18 | Lisa
Came here today with my hair up and I feel great and I’m not constantly worried about like pulling my hair down or tucking it around or whatever. So. I feel really good.

00:01:03;07 – 00:02:10;10 | Lisa
I feel just confident everywhere that I go now I feel like I can do anything and not have to think about what I’m going to do with my hair because I know I can just pulled up and be fine. I used to serve at a restaurant and I would pull my hair. And a low ponytail around my ears and kind of keep it back that way. My hair was always still falling in my face. And now I can just pull it up slicked back. And I’m fine. I can go out with friends and if it gets too hot I can just pull my hair up we can go to the pool we can do anything. You know I used to worry about. Well should I go because it might be really humid or I might get wet and I had to pull my hair up and that’s going to be embarrassing or I’d always bring a headband everywhere that I went so I could just pull it up and float around my ears. So now it’s like I just don’t have that second thought. And it’s so nice to not have to think about that. And it’s. I know I said before that this was going to change my life and it really has just in those minor little ways it’s so. Nice. I can’t even stress. How. Unbelievable it is just to not have that thought in the back of my mind. So I just feel really good about it.

00:02:11;01 – 00:02:22;15 | Lisa
I decided to have the revision because my left ear the top of it kind of just pointed out. So the position of the ear otherwise was great but it just kind of seemed to point out at the top which.

00:02:23;04 – 00:05:53;18 | Lisa
Some people may have not or may not have noticed but I did. And it bothered me and the other one was just a little bit close to my head so it just healed kind of in a weird way. It is kind of unpredictable how your ears are going to heal. So those things just bothered me a little bit just because I have always paid attention to my ears so I’m always very self-conscious about it. So in my mind I’m like everybody is going to notice this drove me nuts so I still wasn’t wearing my hair up a lot because it was still bothering me so I just came in and talked to Dr. Mendelson about it in the beginning and he’s like let’s wait and see how they heal. And then after about four and a half months I think it was. They were still the same way. So we just came in and. Did another surgery but the surgery was very easy the second time we just took a little skin off the top and pulled it back and then he adjusted my right went a little bit. And. Now we’re two weeks out from the revision and it’s great. It’s. I’m going to cry. They look good. I just want to leave with my head up now. My friends have noticed that I’m more competent and I’m. More. You notice wearing my hair all the time. And. I don’t know. People might think I’m lazy now because I do just pull it up. And I used to always do my hair just because I always had something to cover up. And now. That I don’t I dislike Ill just pull it up and put it in which I’ve mastered the bun now but. I don’t everybody is just very happy for me. And you know of course everybody is like oh I don’t think you needed it but I’m glad you did because now you’re happier and you’re more confident. And they’ve all been very supportive. So I think that. People are probably seeing a change of me. Even if they didn’t know that I had it done because I just. I think I carry myself with a lot more confidence now. So I think it’s made an impact regardless of even if they know that I had it or not. I would absolutely do it again. And I wish I wouldn’t have waited as long as I did. But. You know there was a stigma attached to it and then there was. The process of going and finding where to get it done. And there is a cost involved. But if you do your research and come here because everybody’s also here. You know you can go in for a free consultation. They’ll describe what’s right for you to help you decide there’s no. Pressure to do it right away. So I came in and had a consultation. Decided it was right for me and then signed up and here I am. But yeah I would definitely do it again and I would recommend that anybody if they have anything that they want change or that they’re not confident about go in and see what you can do about it because it’s about what you are comfortable with and. You shouldn’t worry about what other people think about it. So I’m very happy that I did it.