At Boston Plastic Surgery, Dr. Samuel Lin and his team are pleased to offer otoplasty. Otoplasty, the term used to describe ear surgery, is a surgical treatment used for correcting the position, shape, or appearance of the ear. This may be completed due to genetic appearance, birth defects, malformation, or injury. It also includes ear pinning, which is a procedure utilized to keep the ears close to the head—perfect for patients who have protruding earlobes.
How long do the results from otoplasty last?
The results from this particular plastic surgery procedure will last permanently. This makes it a smart investment for patients who are ready to look their best and address imperfections that may make them feel self-conscious about the appearance or positioning of their ears.
What can I expect from surgery and recovery?
Prior to undergoing surgery, patients book a consultation visit with Dr. Samuel Lin. Dr. Samuel Lin evaluates a patient and speak to that individual about their desires. If otoplasty is a proper solution, he will schedule patients for plastic surgery. Patients are put under with general anesthetics for the completion of their procedure. In most situations, the doctor will position the incisions behind the ear to reduce the appearance of scars. Dissolvable sutures are used to facilitate faster and easier healing.
Following surgery, patients will need to schedule appropriate downtime and recovery to ensure the area heals properly. Patients are given aftercare instructions when they leave the practice following their surgery. By closely following these recommendations, patients can reduce the risk of complications. Patients should take medication as prescribed to control discomfort, and can expect some itching and bruising around the area during the healing process. Our team encourages patients to visit the office for a follow-up appointment, or call if they have any concerns or complications that may need to be addressed with a professional.
Schedule your visit with Dr. Samuel Lin today
Patients in and around the community of Boston, MA who are interested in discussing the benefits of otoplasty are welcome to schedule a consultation visit with Dr. Samuel Lin of Boston Plastic Surgery. Call (617) 632-7827 today to book an appointment at 110 Francis Street, Ste. 5A.