Ear Surgery (Otoplasty)
Tijuana, Baja California, MX
Ear surgery, clinically referred to as otoplasty, treats ears that protrude significantly from the head. It can also improve the appearance of ears that are overly large or are deformed due to a physical injury or a congenital irregularity. Ear surgery is often performed on young children or teenagers to prevent them from having to endure teasing or ridicule from their peers. However, adults of any age may choose to have their ears treated.
Am I a Candidate for Ear Surgery?
You may be a suitable candidate for ear surgery in Tijuana if your ears:
- Stick out prominently
- Have folded tips (a condition called lop ear)
- Have long or offset earlobes
- Are very small or otherwise abnormal
- Sustained major trauma or injury
Ear surgery candidates should be eight years or older. Board certified Mexico plastic surgeon Dr. Fuentes also treats patients who have lost part or all of an ear.
The Otoplasty Procedure in Tijuana, Mexico
Otoplasty is an outpatient procedure that is performed under anesthesia. Otoplasty can involve different steps, but many procedures involve moving the ears closer to the head. Tijuana ear surgery provider Dr. Fuentes makes an incision hidden in the crease behind the ear, and reshapes the cartilage behind the ear to bring the ears closer to the head. The incisions are located in a place where the surgical scars will typically not be noticed.
Otoplasty surgery may also correct an irregularly sized ear or an ear that has a congenital defect. Dr. Fuentes will lay out an appropriate treatment plan during a one-on-one surgical consultation.
The surgery takes about one to two hours, depending on the particular case and needs of the patient. Patients may return home to recover that night.
Recovering from Ear Surgery
The ears will be bandaged at the end of surgery to secure them in place and help them heal. Dr. Fuentes usually removes the bandages within a week and replaces them with smaller dressings. It’s critical for Mexico otoplasty patients to rest as much as possible during the recovery period and avoid unnecessary movements. If the patient experiences pain, oral medication will be prescribed. Complications are very rare, but do occur in some cases. Patients should report anything unusual during their recovery to Dr. Fuentes.
Call (619) 202-4443 or send our Tijuana cosmetic surgery practice an email to learn more about ear surgery and how it can improve your appearance or the appearance of your child.
Facial plastic surgery provider Dr. Juan Fuentes is a renowned Tijuana eyelid surgery, face lift and rhinoplasty surgeon. He takes great pride in helping patients look and feel their best. In addition, he is skilled in a number of other procedures including breast implants, liposuction and tummy tuck in Tijuana.
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