It’s easy to feel self-conscious about a feature that you don’t like, even if those around you tell you that you look great. If you have a feature on your face or body that you don’t like, there is a cosmetic surgery that will improve that feature and help you feel more confident. One such negative feature is prominent, protruding ears, and at the office of Dr. Steven Dayan in Chicago, IL, we offer otoplasty in Chicago to reshape your ears to help you feel more confident.
What Is Otoplasty In Chicago?
Otoplasty is a surgical procedure that can provide safe treatment, a subtle look, and significant results for those that suffer from an over-protrusion of the ears. Otoplasty is a medical, technical term for cosmetic ear surgery. Over-protruding ears are simply a result of genetics, but that doesn’t mean that you have to live with them. This procedure reshapes the ears so that you don’t have to continue living with ears that drain your confidence.
What Happens During Treatment?
During an otoplasty in Chicago, the ears are reshaped so that what was once over-protruding becomes aesthetically pleasing. The majority of the work during the surgery is performed on the back of the ears. This helps ensure that there is no scarring visible from the front. We take every measure to make sure that your new ears look natural and more like the ears you were meant to be born with.
What Is the Recovery Like?
Contrary to what you may think, the recovery following otoplasty is very minimal and causes very little discomfort. Most adult patients can return to work within five days, and children who undergo this surgery can return to school after approximately five days as well. At our office, we have created recovery care kits that will provide you with some specialty items that will help you relax and feel rejuvenated during your restful recovery period.
Who Is a Candidate?
Otoplasty is one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries because of its dramatic results and high patient satisfaction levels. Men, women, and children who suffer from over-protruding ears make successful candidates for this procedure. This simple surgery is life-changing and can do wonders for the patient’s self-esteem and self-worth.
If you’ve lived well into your adulthood with protruding ears, you’ve probably suffered at the hands of others who have made thoughtless yet hurtful comments about your appearance. This procedure gives you the ability to invest in yourself and your self-confidence. It is safe, effective, and will help you feel good about your appearance and much more confident in your everyday life.
Men and Women
This procedure is a safe and effective option for both men and women with protruding ears. After an otoplasty in Chicago, women who have spent years using their hair to hide their ears can pull back their hair with confidence. Men who have spent their entire lives suffering from embarrassment over their ears and haven’t had the luxury of using long hair to hide their ears will feel like new men after this procedure.
Children and Otoplasty
Those who suffer the most from over-protruding ears are children who often become a laughing stock among other kids as a result of the appearance of their ears, over which they have no control. However, as the parent, otoplasty gives you complete control over your child’s ears and the ability to step in and provide them with the most aesthetically pleasing ears.
How Old Do Children Need To Be?
Children older than five years of age qualify as candidates for ear surgery. With one simple procedure, you can increase your child’s confidence and save them years of phycological distress.
What Happens During a Child’s Treatment?
Children who are ages six to fourteen are placed under general anesthesia during the procedure. Those older than fourteen are provided with a local anesthetic or sedation, or both. Dr. Dayan and the anesthesiologist will discuss these options with you during your initial consultation. During the surgery, the incisions are made, the ears are reshaped, and then the incisions are closed. No one will notice the incisions and the stitches will dissolve in about a week.
How Long Does the Procedure Take?
Ear surgery takes approximately one and a half hours in total. After a short period in the recovery room, you will be free to return home. Your doctor may provide you with medication to help with the initial part of the recovery process. This will be discussed at length during your initial consultation.
What Is the Recovery Like for Children?
The recovery from this procedure is mild. After just under a week, your child will be able to return to school and carry on with all of his normal daily activities. It is important to make sure that your child doesn’t engage in any type of activity that could injure or harm his ears following this surgery. Extra care should be taken for approximately three months.
At any point, if you have any questions regarding your child’s recovery process, you can call Dr. Dayan’s office at any time, and we will be more than happy to help you in any way possible. We will walk through each step of this process with you and your child and be there for anything that you may need.
Taking the First Step
The first step involved with this surgery is an initial consultation. During your initial consultation, Dr. Steven Dayan will examine your ears, review your health history to confirm that you or your child is a candidate for otoplasty in Chicago, and he will then develop a treatment plan that will give you the results you are looking for. The goal of every procedure is to get the most natural, subtle-looking results.
You can rest assured that when you choose our office, you will be in the hands of an expert who will make you look completely natural but will also give you results that you love. You will love your new ears and they will suit you perfectly. This procedure can make your dreams a reality. It will help you trade the ears you were born with for the ears that are right for you.