The appearance of one's ears can be a sensitive subject for people with prominent, sticking out, or other cosmetic ear issues. For those who wish to correct misshapen ears, otoplasty may be the right surgery for them. Plastic surgeon Dr. Marguerite Bernett, of Irvine will use ear surgery to correct overly large ears, protruding ears, misshapen ears. She also provides revision surgery for patients who have undergone previous ear surgery. During your consultation, Dr. Bernett will examine your ear to help you achieve your cosmetic goals, as well as the best technique method for you.
"Dr. Bernett is truly a professional, highly ethical, supportive, and caring Dr. She is very honest when you receive a consultation. I had my breast reconstruction done with Dr. Barnett. I had breast capsulectomy and she perform an outstanding job on both breast. She fully understood my concerns and met them with very high standards. I would highly recommend Dr. Barnett to anyone that maybe considering breast surgery. My recovery was very easy. Overall, Dr. Bennett is the BEST, thank you."- A.S. / Healthgrades / Sep 14, 2018
"Five Stars - I went to see Dr Bernett for a buttocks implants she and her staff are the best! I am very happy with my results! Dr Bernett and staff are very professional helpful and caring! I would recommend Dr Bernett to everyone I know! She is the best!!"- Anonymous / Vitals / Aug 29, 2018
"Dr Bernett and her staff are the best! They are caring and very helpful! Dr Bernett is really caring an with lots of integrity she is with you every step through your surgery. I love my buttocks implants results .Dr Bernett is the only Doctor I will ever go to for any surgical procedure! I love"- Anonymous / RateMDs / Aug 29, 2018
"Dr. Margarita J Bernett - My experience was excellent. I had butt augmentation I love my results. Dr Bernett and staff are very nice and professional. Dr Bernett was always caring and there for me through out the journey. I totally recommend Dr Berrett!"- Anonymous / Vitals / Aug 15, 2018
"My inquiry re: Botox was fully explained by Dr. Burnette. She took an inordinate amount of time to answer all of my concerns while discussing other procedures in detail. Very open, warm and friendly person as well."- J.W. / Wellness / Aug 12, 2018
Our plastic surgery office works with children as young as age 5 so that their ears can be reshaped prior to the start of elementary school. However, ear surgery can be performed on individuals of any age. Good candidates are men or women who demonstrate:
- Self-confidence issues because of the size or shape of their ears
- Protruding ears that stick out
- Large or oversized ears
- Under developed ear cartilage
- Torn earlobes due to heavy jewelry or ear trauma
What to Expect
Otoplasty begins with an incision behind the ear so that the cartilage can be exposed. This cartilage is then removed and/or reshaped until the ear takes on a normal appearance. Excess skin is removed and if the ear shows protrusion, our surgeon will reposition it closer to the head and firmly secure it with non-removable sutures. There are many variables that are used to help redefine the ears. The goal of this surgery is to produce a natural looking result that will be long lasting for the patient.
Recovery From Ear Surgery
Swelling and bruising can be minimal after otoplasty. The swelling and bruising will start to resolve during the first couple of weeks after surgery, although this will vary between patients. A head dressing is applied immediately after surgery and removed at the first office visit. An elastic headband must be worn for several more weeks for protection. Patients must avoid strenuous activity for a minimum of 1-2 months following surgery. Children will need to be monitored closely so that they do not pick or scratch at their ears during the healing phase.
Otoplasty fees will vary by patient depending on the surgical case. The average fees for ear reshaping start at about $3,000, but can go as high as $6,000 for more for complex cases that require reconstruction.
Show Your Face From All Sides!
Ear surgery has changed the lives of countless individuals. Once living with anxiety and fear to show their ears, surgery creates a new confidence that allows one to show their face from all angles. If you are self conscious about the size or shape of your ears and are ready to take the step to seek surgical advice, we invite you to call our Dallas plastic surgery office today and learn more about this life-changing surgery.
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