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Ear Surgery (Otoplasty, Ear Reshaping, Ear Lobe Repair) – Louisville, KY*

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About Ear Surgery

If you have ears that are protruding, are deformed, misshapen, or not proportional to the rest of your face, then an ear surgery (otoplasty) can restore their appearance and give you the facial symmetry that you desire. Dr. Nana Mizuguchi is a double board-certified plastic surgeon who can reshape, pin back, and help improve the overall appearance of your ears depending on your individual case. This procedure can be done on children as young as five or six years of age or on adults of all ages. A quick outpatient procedure at Mizuguchi Plastic Surgery in Louisville, KY could be all it takes to enhance your appearance and restore your confidence for good. Call now to schedule your consultation and learn more.

Ideal Candidates

The best candidates for ear reconstruction surgery:

  • Have prominent, sticking out, misaligned, misshapen, or disproportionate ears
  • Can be as young as five or six to correct ear abnormalities
  • Have anxiety about the look of their ears
  • Desire a long-term solution
  • Desire a natural look

Earlobe Repair

Dr. Mizuguchi can perform earlobe repair surgery if you have experienced a tear in your earlobe due to piercings or trauma. This is generally a short, in-office procedure that requires local anesthesia and lasts around 30 minutes. You will need to come back a week later to have your sutures removed, and then you can have your ears re-pierced after about 6 – 8 weeks if you desire. There should be little downtime associated with this surgery, and you can enjoy your restored ear for potentially years to come.

What to Expect

Otoplasty is an outpatient procedure that normally requires local anesthesia. Small incisions will be made around the ears to allow our surgeon better access to the cartilage. Cartilage can then be manipulated through removal, reshaping, and reforming to repair the ears for an improved, symmetrical look. Excess skin from the ear can also be removed if needed. The length of the surgery depends on the technique and the condition of your ears.

Anticipated Results

Following ear surgery, the ears will be dressed to provide protection. The dressing will remain in place for around five days for children and two days for adults. There’s little pain or discomfort associated with otoplasty, but you should expect to experience tenderness and swelling. It’s crucial that pediatric patients not touch or bother their ears while they are healing. Results are long standing and should provide years of positive benefits for everyone.

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Transform Your Ears Today

Anxiety about your ears as an adult or harassment by classmates for children can have profound effects on self-esteem and self-image. However, ear surgery can vastly improve your appearance and confidence. To learn more about transforming your or your child’s ears, give us a call today to schedule a consultation at our Louisville, KY practice.

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