Ear deformities can be the source of significant social anxiety as well as negative self-esteem and self-image. A corrective procedure (otoplasty) can address a variety of ear deformities improving the aesthetics of the ear and have lasting positive physical and emotional effects. Although most ear procedures are performed during childhood in an effort to prevent teasing and bullying that may result from having an ear deformity, ear surgery is not just for kids. Many adults choose to have corrective ear surgery as well. If you live in the Milwaukee area, have an ear deformity and are in good general health, corrective ear surgery may be an option for you.
Dr. Bosbous takes great care to ensure his patients in the Milwaukee area have a positive plastic surgery experience. During your consultation he will guide you through your individual surgical plan discussing the risks and benefits of the proposed procedure. Additionally he will discuss your expected postoperative course and help you set realistic expectations regarding your anticipated result.
Am I a Good Candidate for Ear Surgery in Milwaukee?
If you or your child is suffering from one or more of the below ear abnormalities, Dr. Bosbous can address these issues and more with a corrective ear procedure:
- Protruding or prominent ears
- Abnormalities in ear shape or symmetry
- Stretched or torn earlobes
- Sagging earlobes
Dr. Bosbous will carefully evaluate your/your child’s ears to determine the specific issues and create a personalized surgical plan aimed at correcting the deformities.
The Otoplasty Procedure
Corrective ear procedures will vary from patient to patient depending on individual needs. In most cases, your corrective ear surgery will be performed as an outpatient procedure at a fully accredited surgical center or hospital. In less severe cases, such as torn earlobes, Dr. Bosbous will be able to perform the procedure in the office procedure room under local anesthesia.
Ear Surgery Recovery and Results
Recovery times will vary depending on the nature of the deformity and the corrective procedures performed. Recovery from correction of prominent ears or congenital ear deformities is typically minimal with patients returning to work or school in about a week and resuming vigorous activity in about 3-4 weeks. Patients undergoing torn ear lobe repair typically have minimal down time returning to normal activity the day after the procedure.
If you or your child could benefit from corrective ear surgery/otoplasty, set up a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Bosbous today!