Ear Surgery/ Ear Pinning in Tampa
Ear surgery, also known as otoplasty, is an elective cosmetic surgery performed at Marcadis Plastic Surgery and Medical Spa. This surgical procedure is designed to address protruding ears, large ears, or abnormal ears. Concerns with an undesired facial feature can diminish one’s quality of life and well-being. This can lead some to feel less confident or self-conscious in social, recreational, occupational or intimate activities. Usually ear shapes cannot be helped by any means other than surgery.
Cosmetic Surgery for Ears Consultation:
During your consultation, Dr. Marcadis will listen to your concerns and the outcome you want to achieve with an ear surgery. Dr. Marcadis will also discuss the advantages and disadvantages of the procedure and will go over the incision site and scars. We know that having an ear surgery (otoplasty) is a very personal decision therefore, it is important that Dr. Marcadis understand your goals, desires, and expectations during your consultation. He will discuss the procedure and risks of undergoing ear surgery (otoplasty).
At Marcadis Plastic Surgery and Medical Spa, we take our patient’s health very seriously. During your pre-operative appointment, we will review the procedure, your goals, and expectations, and discuss your care after surgery. At this appointment, we will again review your medical history and perform routine preoperative laboratory testing.
Ear surgery procedure:
An ear surgery (otoplasty) is an elective plastic surgery procedure that is done under a light general anesthesia. Incisions for this procedure will vary depending on the goals of the surgery. Dr. Marcadis will discuss incision sites during your consultation depending on the procedure that will give you the best outcome. This procedure is performed in our Joint Commission (JCAHO) accredited surgical facility. The actual procedure takes about an hour to perform. Anesthesia is provided by board certified anesthesiologists with many years of experience and on staff at major local hospitals.
Recovery after a ear surgery/ otoplasty:
Immediately after surgery, the small incision area will be taped. You can expect to keep your head elevated above your heart for the first 72 hours immediately following the procedure to keep swelling to a minimum. You may resume all your normal non-strenuous activities as soon as discomfort allows. Most of our patients resume to their work about 2-3 days post surgery. Most swelling will gradually dissipate over 6 weeks. We will continue to see you during your follow up until healing is assured. All recovery expectations will be discussed during your initial consultation and at your pre-operative appointment.
Call (813) 878-0089 to schedule your consultation with Dr. Marcadis to determine if an ear surgery (otoplasty) is right for you. At Marcadis Plastic Surgery and Medical Spa, we pride ourselves with over 20 years of experience, professionalism and personalized patient care. Dr. Marcadis is one of the most experienced board certified plastic surgeon in the area; he is well known in the Tampa Bay area including Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Sarasota, and Orlando.