What is Ear Surgery? 

Ear surgery is performed to correct a range of aesthetic issues by reshaping the ear cartilage to resolve an unusual ear appearance, whether the ears protrude, or to correct the ear lobes or resolve another aesthetic problem. The procedure must be performed with precision, so the end looks to be created by nature.

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What Can Otoplasty Address? 

An otoplasty encompasses multiple procedures aimed at creating an improved aesthetic appearance to the ears. At Florida Plastic Surgery Group, our Jacksonville plastic surgeons perform otoplasties to address a variety of conditions, including:

  • Prominent ear deformity
  • Abnormal pointing of the top of the ear (Stahl’s ear deformity)
  • Earlobe ptosis or sagging
  • Earlobe cleft (a split in the ear lobe due to prolonged earring use)
  • Reconstruction after traumatic injuries

About Florida Plastic Surgery Group  

At Florida Plastic Surgery Group, we are a prominent medical practice with over 15 years of experience in providing exceptional aesthetic and reconstructive services. Our team of five highly skilled plastic surgeons makes us an excellent choice for ear surgery. Our surgeons have successfully treated thousands of patients. We have a comprehensive approach to patient care, which includes round-the-clock access to their providers for post-procedure support.

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Preparing for your ear surgery 

Preparation for your ear surgery, or otoplasty, is a crucial step toward ensuring a successful procedure and smooth recovery. Before the surgery, it’s important to have a detailed discussion with our facial plastic surgery team about your expectations and any concerns you may have.

Such a great caring group of people. The staff was very helpful, and Dr. Fallucco did an amazing job on my procedures. I will most definitely go back for needed work.

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Discontinuing medication before your procedure 

One of the key preparatory measures involves adjusting your medication. It’s important that you stop taking any medication that could increase bleeding during the procedure. This includes not just prescription drugs but also over-the-counter medications and herbal supplements. Common examples include aspirin, ibuprofen, certain vitamins, and some herbal teas, which are known to thin blood. However, do not stop any medication without first consulting with our team or your primary care doctor.

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Who is a candidate for ear surgery?

Men and women who desire improvement in the shape and appearance of any portion of their ear are candidates for ear surgery. Generally, a good candidate for otoplasty should be in good overall health, without any conditions that could complicate surgery or recovery. While this procedure is commonly performed on children aged five and up (once the ears have reached their full size), it’s also suitable for teenagers and adults.

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Before & After Ear Surgery

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Recovering after your otoplasty

You will have a protective dressing over the area and will be encouraged to sleep to minimize pressure over your ears. Sleeping with your head slightly elevated will help to minimize swelling and bruising. Risks associated with ear surgery include bruising, contour irregularities, asymmetry, and well as recurrence of the prominent deformity.

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Learn more about otoplasty today 

Otoplasty or ear surgery is a perfect solution for protruding ears. If you would like to learn more about ear surgery, please contact Florida Plastic Surgery Group today. We offer a variety of attractive financing options to fit most budgets.

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