Saber Plastic Surgery

Ear Surgery

Ear surgery

Ear surgery, known medically as otoplasty, is most typically used to correct prominent or protruding ears, though more unusual deformities may also be addressed. These ear concerns can help people of all ages but they can have the most powerful psychological benefits in children or adolescents who may have to deal with the often cruel teasing and bullying of their peers. Glendale-based board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Sepideh Saber understands the difficulties individuals may experience when struggling with insecurities regarding their ear shape or size, and she is proud to offer a solution to help those in need.

In addition, Dr. Saber offers earlobe repair surgery and keloid scar removal. Earlobe repair surgery aims to restore the normal appearance of an earlobe that may have been injured or stretched as a result of trauma or use of jewelry such as heavy earrings and gauges. Keloid scar removal involves the correction of an ear deformity caused by an excessive buildup of scar tissue on the ear as a result of piercings or trauma.

What are the Goals of an Ear Surgery?

When Dr. Saber performs otoplasty, her goal is to provide a balanced and proportional appearance as well as to correct deformities or disfigurement. Repairing torn earlobes is a somewhat simpler procedure but the overall goal is similar to the correction of more severe deformities – to create a normal appearance that doesn’t attract negative attention.

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Is Ear Surgery Right for You?

Good candidates for ear surgery include those who are in good health and who can maintain realistic expectations as to how the procedure can enhance their current appearance. Patients and parents need to understand that the surgery cannot change the ear’s location or improve hearing. Rather, the surgery is intended to present a more balanced look.

Safety Comes First

PATIENTS TRUST

No surgery is entirely without risk. Dr. Saber will make sure that the risks are well understood but she also takes extra measures to ensure that procedures are performed with maximum safety. As mentioned before, she always works with a board-certified anesthesiologist who has lived up to the rigorous standards required to achieve certification. Also, all procedures are performed on a medical campus where Dr. Saber has full admitting privileges; this means that any complications that may arise can be treated rapidly.

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Safety Comes First

PATIENTS TRUST

No surgery is entirely without risk. Dr. Saber will make sure that the risks are well understood but she also takes extra measures to ensure that procedures are performed with maximum safety. As mentioned before, she always works with a board-certified anesthesiologist who has lived up to the rigorous standards required to achieve certification. Also, all procedures are performed on a medical campus where Dr. Saber has full admitting privileges; this means that any complications that may arise can be treated rapidly.

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Is Ear Surgery Right for You or Your Child?

Otoplasty is one of the most common procedures performed on children and adults and the results are consistently outstanding. To be a candidate for a procedure, a patient must be in good health. With children, ear cartilage must have grown stable enough to allow for surgery. This typically should occur by about age five. Just as important, children should also be able to communicate their consent when discussing the procedure and be able to follow instructions from the medical team with the help of a parent or guardian.

Consultation and Preparation?

Before a procedure, Dr. Saber and her medical staff will evaluate the patient’s current health and medical history as well as discuss the desired outcome for the surgery. After a thorough examination, Dr. Saber will provide her recommended course of action and review any potential risks or complications. During this time, the patient and parents, where applicable, will also be able to ask any questions or cover any concerns they may have.

What Happens During Ear Surgery?

Step 1: Anesthesia

Ear surgery can be done through a combination of local anesthesia plus IV sedation or with general anesthesia, depending on the patient as well as the nature of the procedure. In either case, Dr. Saber always works with board-certified anesthesiologists, so patients and parents can rest assured that treatment is occurring under maximally safe conditions.

 

Step 2: Incision

Depending on the type of correction being done, incisions and techniques may vary. In general, incisions are most commonly made on the back of the ear. If for some reason they are needed in the front instead, they are placed strategically so as to blend with the ear’s creases and keep visible scarring to a minimum.

 

Step 3: Incision Closure

After the correction of the deformity based on each patient’s individual needs, the site is closed with stitches and bandages. For most patients, the entire procedure takes about two hours.

What is the Recovery Process Like?

Immediately following the surgery, patients commonly experience some discomfort, swelling, as well as itchiness which can be managed with medication. It’s recommended that patients avoid sleeping on their sides and avoid rubbing or scratching their ears. In most cases, recovery takes approximately one week, so patients or their parents should make arrangements to stay at home during this time. Dr. Saber will provide detailed care instructions.

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