what is 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.
am i a candidate for ear surgery?
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
what is 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.
"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
"Dr mizuguchi and his team are hands down the best! He is amazing! I would not go to anyone else, I trust him 100%. I drive over 2 hrs to see him. His office staff are amazing as well. They are very knowledgeable. If you call the office it does not matter who you talk to they all know what is going on and are able to help you and answer any question you have. They are professional, thorough, and caring. The office is beautiful as well. Dr mizuguchi never disappoints !"- G.M. / Facebook / Jul 10, 2020
"Wonderful! Can’t recommend enough. Every member of this team is so pleasant and so sweet! I felt so taken care of from start to finish. They have an excellent, upbeat, happy atmosphere which immediately puts you at ease. Everyone is very knowledgeable, kind and thorough. Such a beautiful clean environment, I honestly could not fault 1 thing about my experience! Thank you all!!!"- E.K. / Facebook / Feb 03, 2020
"Decided on 485 cc's under the muscle. I just had my surgery yesterday and so far so good! - I'm 30 years old and I have two kids, I've wanted implants for a long time, after I breastfed my youngest who is now 5 years old, I became very deflated and hated my chest, I was a 36D. I met my surgeon Dr. Mitzuguchi about a month ago and had a virtual consultation where we decided I'd need a lift and I showed him my wish pictures, at my pre op appointment I was able to go in and try on different sizes of implants and we decided on 485 cc's under the muscle, I just had my surgery yesterday and so far so good! I'm very happy with my results so far, and dr. Mitzuguchi and his staff are amazing, very pleasant to work with and very tentative to their patients needs. I'm pretty sore today but it's nothing too bad, I'm on muscle relaxers and pain killers, and I have my first post op visit on Monday!!!"- A. / RealSelf / Jun 12, 2020
"Your time with him is never rushed. The staff really takes the time to know you and answer any questions."- Anonymous / Healthgrades / Oct 18, 2019
how is ear surgery performed?
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.
how long is recovery after ear surgery?
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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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.