The first step in enhancing your ear is an initial consultation with Dr. Askari, a board-certified plastic surgeon. During this meeting, you'll have the opportunity to discuss your aesthetic desires, medical history, and any concerns or questions. Dr. Askari will thoroughly explain the otoplasty procedure, ensuring you understand each aspect, and will determine if you're an ideal candidate for the surgery. Before the procedure, Dr. Askari will also guide you through the preparation process, providing specific instructions customized to your needs.
Regarding the actual otoplasty surgery, Dr. Askari and our team at Revive Surgical Institute ensure the utmost comfort for our patients by administering the appropriate anesthesia. General anesthesia is typically used for children, while adults usually receive local anesthesia, allowing a pain-free experience throughout the procedure. The surgical process involves Dr. Askari making precise incisions behind the ears or within the inner creases, depending on the individual's needs. Following this, he skillfully reshapes the ear cartilage to achieve the desired appearance. Under Dr. Askari's expert hands, the procedure typically takes about two to three hours, a small investment of time for a significant enhancement in aesthetics and self-confidence.
Post-surgery, under the careful guidance of Dr. Askari, you will enter the recovery phase. Initially, your ears will be bandaged to provide both protection and support. It's normal to experience discomfort and swelling during this period but rest assured; these symptoms will subside over time. Integral to your recovery are the follow-up appointments with Dr. Askari. These appointments allow him to monitor your progress and ensure everything is healing as expected. It's essential to prioritize these appointments and adhere to Dr. Askari's advice, as this will facilitate a smooth and efficient recovery, bringing you one step closer to enjoying the full benefits of your otoplasty.
Upon completing an otoplasty procedure with Dr. Askari, patients receive comprehensive post-operative instructions. These guidelines, meticulously designed to expedite recovery and ensure optimal healing, encompass several key areas. First, they provide detailed advice on post-surgery ear care to prevent complications. Second, they include directives on the application or oral intake of prescribed medications, which are crucial in aiding the healing process and minimizing the risk of infection.
Adherence to these instructions is crucial for a smooth recovery and to achieve the best possible otoplasty results. It's important to remember that each person's body is unique, and recovery times can vary. However, with proper care and rest, you should be able to return to normal activities within a few weeks.
As for the results of the otoplasty, they are typically long-lasting. The shape and positioning of your ears will change significantly once the swelling subsides.
Yes, otoplasty is an effective procedure for correcting asymmetrical ears. It can adjust the size, shape, or position of one or both ears to achieve a more balanced and symmetrical appearance.
While reconstructive surgery can involve some discomfort, otoplasty is generally not considered an excruciating procedure. Any post-operative pain can usually be managed effectively with prescribed pain medications.