Ear Surgery (Otoplasty)
Ear Surgery in Tampa
When the ears protrude out too far or are larger than normal, it can result in an overall imbalanced appearance of the face. Men and women who struggle with protruding or large ears may feel awkward or self-conscious about their appearance, and it can also have a negative effect on children who are unhappy with the look of their ears. Ear surgery can be used to improve the appearance of the ears for adults and children.
Ear surgery is performed by Dr. Stan Castor at Artisan Aesthetics Plastic Surgery and Laser Center. Dr. Castor is highly skilled and experienced with ear pinning procedures, and can help you improve the appearance of your protruding ears with beautiful, natural-looking results.
Is Ear Surgery Right for Me?
Ear surgery, or otoplasty, is usually done to set prominent ears back closer to the head, or to reduce the size of large ears. For the most part, Tampa plastic surgeon Dr. Stan Castor performs the operation on children between the ages of four and 14. Ears are almost fully grown by age four, and the earlier the surgery, the less teasing and ridicule the child will have to endure. Ear surgery on adults is also possible, and there are generally no additional risks associated with ear surgery on an older patient.
If you’re considering ear surgery for yourself or your child, this information will give you a basic understanding of the procedure, such as when it can help, how it’s performed, and what results you can expect. It can’t answer all of your questions, since a lot depends on your individual circumstances. Please be sure to ask Dr. Stan Castor if there is anything you don’t understand about the procedure.
How is Ear Surgery Performed?
Dr. Castor will make an incision in the back of the ear to minimize any visible scarring in the future. From this location, he can manipulate or remove parts of the underlying cartilage to reposition the ears so that they sit closer to the head. Internal sutures are used to secure the ears in their new position. Dr. Castor will then close the incisions using external stitches.
Surgery Time: 2-3 hours
Back to Work/Daily Routine In: 1-2 weeks
Results Last: Permanent
(These numbers are based on average patient experiences)
Begin Ear Surgery in Tampa
Dr. Stan Castor prides himself on delivering consistent quality results that add a better contour and natural-looking position of the ears. Please contact Dr. Castor at Artisan Aesthetics Plastic Surgery and Laser Center in Tampa, FL to schedule a consultation. We will be happy to address any concerns you may have about ear surgery for you or your child. Dr. Stan Castor is a board-certified Tampa plastic surgeon with offices in Tampa and Riverview, Florida. Please contact Dr. Castor at 813-971-2000 for a complimentary consultation.