Ear Reshaping Northwest Spokane, WA
Ear reshaping surgery, also known as otoplasty, can be performed to correct a variety of issues with the ears like protruding ears, enlarged ears, or malformations. At Plastic Surgery Northwest, we are dedicated to offering the best ear reshaping results Spokane has to offer.
Am I a Good Candidate for Ear Reshaping Surgery?
You may seek aesthetic ear surgery performed for ear reduction, ear re-shaping, or for correcting some protrusion of your ears. For your child, we would recommend ear surgery after age five or six, when ear development has nearly ended. Treatment at this early age, prior to entering school, may help to eliminate potential psychological trauma from the teasing of classmates.
As long as you are in good health, there is no upper age limit if you would like to improve the appearance of your ears. Our surgeons will analyze your current health, go over your relevant medical history, and ask you what your goals are so they can let you know if you are a good candidate for ear reshaping surgery.
What to Expect
At Plastic Surgery Northwest in Spokane, the goal of our entire staff is to make you or your child as comfortable as possible throughout your surgical experience — from your consultation to your recovery.
We will suggest the technique that is best for you depending on the nature of your problem and many other factors including your desires. You will receive advice and instructions to follow both before and after your ear surgery.
Recovering from Ear Reshaping Surgery
Our surgery is performed so that evidence of your procedure will be inconspicuous after you heal. Usually, these procedures are done on an outpatient basis. Your medications will be based on your comfort and safety, with general anesthesia preferred in most instances, especially for young children. Pain should be minimal and is generally well-tolerated. Swelling and bruising are to be expected. zIt is best to avoid sleeping on the ears for some time following your ear reshaping surgery in Spokane.
The final results of your ear surgery will be long-lasting. You can expect to resume most of your normal activities within 14 days of surgery. Most of our patients return to work or school at 7- 10 days. Results are permanent.
To see results ear shaping surgery results from our expert plastic surgeons, view before-and-after photos of ear reshaping.