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.
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
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.
"This is the best place to go hands down! The Doctor and Staff always went above and beyond to make me feel comfortable and happy. I even get text and calls from their Nurce's before surgery just to check in to see if I had questions and post op to see how I am. Thank you thank you so much! I really look forward to doing more here and I'm even more happy about my results =) thanks for making this a fun and smooth process you all are amazing! This is the most skilled plastic surgon around here guaranteed I wouldent evem consider anyone else."- C.W. / Google / Oct 25, 2018
"Amazing surgeon and even better bedside manner. Love my breast augmentation results and wouldn't go to anyone else in the country for body work"- L.M. / Google / Sep 12, 2018
"29 YO, 5'2", 121 Lbs, no kids, 32B - OKAY!So I'm 29 years old, 5'2", no kids, small frame, 121 lbs. After running for two years, I decided to weight lift with my husband and it's SO MUCH BETTER than the exhaustion of running. But, my body changed in ways that I wasn't expecting.. I gained a lot of muscle that's shaping my body and becoming more fit (woo hoo!) , but my boobs shrank from a D to a B! I've always been open minded..."- H. / RealSelf / Sep 07, 2018
"I’m a patient of Dr. Mizuguchi, 12 days post abdominalplasty. If I could give a 10 on the review I would. My husband and I first met him in June, our first consultation. We had planned on getting more than 1 opinion. However, after meeting him and his NP(Emmy) we were confident we had chosen the right team for the job. We couldn’t have had a better experience from the very first visit to my now 3rd postop visit. Professionalism, kindness, availability, experience and skill all receive a 10 from us. My results are more than I could have anticipated and we are only on day 12. I just have to say that Emmy goes above and beyond as well. Her attentiveness to every detail made my experience amazing. My advice to anyone who is considering cosmetic surgery DO IT and DO IT with this team. My only regret is I didn’t do it sooner."- T.D. / Google / Sep 05, 2018
"The best! I have felt so good about myself. Ultimately it’s the results that matter and I couldn’t be more pleased. The staff are fabulous and the doctor is the best, plus a great guy!! But like I said, it’s the results that matter and mine were perfect??"- M.B. / Google / Aug 11, 2018
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.
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.