Dr. Brobst is all ears!
It's a common complaint that some people are born with ears that are overly big or stick out too far from the head. Prominauris or prominotia is the technical name for this condition. From young children to adults, this can have a devastating effect on a person's sense of self-worth and can lead to bullying and self-consciousness.
We are fortunate to have numerous effective solutions for correcting ear abnormalities. Pinning back or lowering the size of one's ears are colloquial terms for otoplasty, which is the medical term for ear reshaping. No two patients are the same, and even two ears on the same person might look different. This is why it takes careful attention to detail to make the ears look the same. During your visit, Dr. Robert 'Bo' Brobst, who has extensive expertise in facial plastic surgery, will evaluate your issues and advise you on which procedure will provide the best outcomes.
Self-esteem boosting procedure
What is otoplasty?
Prominent or protruding ears can be a bother at any age. In childhood, it can be a source of self-esteem issues or, worse, a reason for bullying. Adults are equally bothered and may alter their hairstyle or wear hats in an attempt to camouflage their ears. Correction leads to an immediate and permanent improvement by improving contours and setting back the ears appropriately to maximize facial symmetry and harmony.
Dr. Brobst is building people up and improving their lives. He can bring balance and harmony to your face through his otoplasty procedure. Ultimately he wants you to feel good about yourself and how you look. If something like your ears are bothering you, you should schedule an appointment to get to know Bo.
Pin back your ears
Otoplasty, also known as ear surgery, is a surgical procedure used to change the shape, size, or position of the ears. It is often performed on children and adults who are unhappy with the appearance of their ears or who have ears that stick out too far from the head. Some potential benefits of otoplasty include improved self-esteem and confidence, improved symmetry of the face and ears, and correction of congenital deformities or malformations that affect the appearance of the ears.
A good candidate for otoplasty is typically in good overall health, has realistic expectations for the procedure, and is unhappy with the appearance of their ears. The best way to determine if you are a good candidate for otoplasty is to consult with Dr. Brobst, who can evaluate your specific needs and concerns. He can provide you with more information about the procedure and help you decide whether otoplasty is right for you.
Balance and Harmony
During the consultation, Dr. Brobst will explain the details of the otoplasty procedure, including the risks and potential complications, as well as any other procedures which may complement your otoplasty. They will also discuss the expected results and recovery time, and the costs involved. Ask any questions you may have during the consultation to ensure that you fully understand the procedure and feel comfortable moving forward.
Overall, the goal of the consultation is to provide you with the information you need to make an informed decision about whether otoplasty is right for you. Dr. Brobst is experienced, qualified, and able to address your concerns and provide you with personalized treatment.
Ear surgery can be performed under local, sedation, or general anesthetic. Incisions are placed behind the ear and hidden from sight. The cartilage is then contoured and secured with sutures into an improved position based on the specific problem present. The incision is then closed, and a head dressing is applied. After awakening from anesthesia and confirming your comfort, you will be able to go home in the care of a responsible adult.
The morning after the procedure, the dressing is removed, and wound care is reviewed. Incisions are cleaned, and ointment is applied several times a day until sutures are removed. Swelling and bruising are usually minimal, but moderate soreness is common. Pain medications are given to maximize comfort, and all sutures are removed at one week. A headband is worn over the corrected ears for a week and then at night only. Protection and support are encouraged for the first six weeks.
Most normal activities can be restarted after two weeks with increasing intensity until there are no longer any restrictions after 6 weeks. Patients flying in for their operation should make arrangements to stay in town for a week. With the exception of swelling, the final result is immediate.
Dr. Brobst will provide detailed instructions to help you maintain your results. Make sure to attend all your follow-up appointments so that Dr. Brobst can check your healing progress. Schedule your consultation to begin your aesthetic journey.
The final cost for your otoplasty may change dramatically based on several factors, including the surgeon's experience, the utilized surgical technique, the anesthetic method, the procedural location, and if the procedure is a revision of a previous attempt at correction. It is recommended to check the inclusion of follow-up appointments in the first consultation costs.
Incisionless otoplasty is another method that might be mistaken for "non-surgical ear pinning." The goal of this surgical operation is the same as that of the ear stitch/stitch otoplasty method, namely, to insert the necessary stitches without incising the skin. Since it might be challenging to put the sutures precisely without visualizing the cartilage, this method has yet to gain favor. Since the stitches need to be precisely placed, this might ruin the final product. Furthermore, complications such as stitch protrusion and an increased recurrence rate might arise.
We want to welcome you into our Plano office for a consultation to chat about how we can protect and preserve your beauty. We want to get to know you as a person and develop a plan that best fits your needs and lifestyle. At Brobst Facial Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics, you’re more than a patient — you’re part of our family. We want to take care of you the way family should. Schedule your consultation to get started today.