Prominent or misshapen ears can distract from other features and disrupt facial harmony. Men and women with abnormal or protruding ears often feel embarrassed about their appearance and may wish to have more attractive ears that complement their facial anatomy. With his aptly trained surgical staff at his side, esteemed plastic surgeon George Alexander, MD, FACS, can reshape a patient’s ears and restore their self-confidence. Dr. Alexander is a leader in the field of plastic surgery and performs ear surgery (otoplasty) to provide his patients with the pleasing facial aesthetic they desire.
“I have nothing but incredible things to say about this practice. Each and every staff member made an effort to get to know me and made me feel comfortable during the process. Dr. Alexander knew exactly what I wanted my end results to be and he sure did deliver! I am ecstatic about my results and I brag about how wonderful Dr. Alexander and Co is every chance I get! I cannot even imagine going anywhere else!”
“My experience with Dr. Alexander and his team was nothing short of amazing! Everyone was very knowledgeable, they answered all of my questions, and made sure that I was comfortable the entire process. I was so happy with the results and know that I can definitely trust Dr. Alexander and his team for any future procedures.”
“From the first visit to my continual visits, Dr Alexander and his staff have been nothing but professional, caring, personable and just good people. Will recommend everyone to come see Dr Alexander!!”
A few days after surgery, Dr. Alexander will remove the bandages and replace them with a new dressing that must be worn for one to two weeks. Most patients are well enough to return to work or school after the first week of recovery, but strenuous activities must be avoided for at least four weeks. Following all postoperative instructions will help make the recovery process swift and safe.
Although Dr. Alexander applies the most modern plastic surgery techniques during all of his procedures, there is always a risk of visible scarring. However, ear surgery scars are small and tend to fade over time.
It is uncommon for ear surgery patients to experience complications after their procedure. However, any surgery comes with risks that may include:
- Changes in sensation
The effects of ear surgery are long lasting if they are not subjected to injury following the procedure.
Yes, it is advisable to quit smoking before ear surgery to ensure the best results and recovery. Smoking and any tobacco use interferes with the healing process and increases the likelihood of experiencing complications.
Depending on the desired result or extent of correction necessary, ear surgery can last between one and three hours.