Otoplasty for Men in San Diego
Many men suffer insecurities that stem from having overly large or protruding ears. Prominent ears may be a genetic trait or caused by trauma or constant use of hats that alter the shape and position of the ears. Otoplasty dissolves ear-related insecurities by allowing men to achieve less distracting and more natural-looking ears. Patients often experience a noticeable reduction in anxiety and social ridicule associated with the appearance of their ears.
What Can Male Otoplasty Achieve?
Protruding ears can cause self-confidence issues for both young boys and men. This can affect how they present themselves in social and professional settings. Otoplasty can help men achieve their desired ear contour and shape.
GreaterVariety of Hairstyles
Many men with overly large ears choose hairstyles that hide the appearance of their ears. With otoplasty, that no longer needs to be a consideration, and men can choose any hairstyle they wish without fear of their ears showing through.
Improvementfor All Ages
Otoplasty can be performed on both men and young boys over the age of five. As long as your ears are fully grown, otoplasty can provide you with long-lasting results as well as improved self-esteem and self-image.
Your Otoplasty Treatment
During your consultation, Dr. Batra will examine the projection of your ears to determine the correct course of action. Candidates for otoplasty should be in good overall health with realistic expectations of their results.
Otoplasty is performed under either local or general anesthesia depending on the necessary extent of correction. Excess cartilage is removed and repositioned closer to the scalp, reducing the angle between the ear and the head. Sutures hold the ears in their new position.
Otoplasty is typically performed as a standalone procedure; however, other facial techniques can be performed simultaneously, including:
- Male facelift and neck lift: Facelift and neck lift surgery addresses the signs of aging on the lower face and neck. Facial muscles and tissues are tightened, and excess skin is removed to reveal a more youthful appearance.
- Male rhinoplasty: Rhinoplasty, or nose reshaping, can enhance a man’s profile by removing unwanted nasal humps, reducing flared nostrils, and adjusting the nasal tip to achieve facial balance and harmony.
- Eyelid lift: An eyelid lift addresses facial aging on the upper and lower eyelids. Drooping eyelids and puffy bags are removed to create a younger eye appearance.
- Brow lift: Brow lift surgery addresses vertical lines and wrinkles on the forehead as well as a drooping brow.
Easing Your Concerns
RecoveryProtective dressings are applied to the ears following your otoplasty. These dressings are typically worn for one to two days. Wearing a specialized headband is often recommended at night to help stabilize the ear cartilage. Bruising and swelling may occur, but these side effects are typically short-lived and should resolve within one to two weeks. After this time, physical activities can be resumed, but Dr. Batra recommends that contact sports that may injure the ears be avoided for at least six weeks.
PainEar pinning is a straightforward surgery that often results in minimal pain. Cold compresses and over-the-counter pain medication should suffice if any postoperative discomfort occurs.
ScarsOtoplasty incisions are traditionally made behind the ear to minimize the risk of visible scarring. Any scarring is likely to fade with time, and additional practices such as sun protection and wearing silicone strips will prevent the scar from worsening.
CostYour otoplasty cost is dependent on several factors including anesthesia fees, facility fees, surgical fees, and post-operative dressings and medication. You will be provided with a cost estimate for your procedure during the consultation appointment.
Otoplasty for Men in San Diego Results
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