The ears are an important aesthetic component of the face. For many people, large or protruding ears are not uncommon, and may cause some men and women to be self-conscious or uncomfortable about their appearance. The cause of large or protruding ears is usually due to excessive cartilage, or the way the cartilage is shaped. Defects of the ear, such as ‘cauliflower ear,’ and repair of injury can also be part of the otoplasty procedure.
At Chernoff’s Facial Center of Excellence in Santa Rosa, CA, Dr. Greg Chernoff offers ear surgery, or otoplasty, for adults to correct large, or excessively protruding ears.
WHAT IS EAR SURGERY (OTOPLASTY) AND HOW IS IT PERFORMED?
Otoplasty is the procedure to modify the appearance of the external ear, especially the protruding ear. Otoplasty improves the shape, position and proportion of the ears. Although ear shaping is most often performed on children it is a procedure that can be done on adults, as well. For adults this surgery can usually be performed at any age.
During surgery, a small incision is made on the back of the ear to access the ear cartilage. Dr. Chernoff utilizes a combination of excess cartilage removal repositioning and shaping techniques to achieve the patient’s desired shape to the ear and correct the irregularities. This technique is concealed through a small incision on the back of the ear.
PREPARING FOR EAR SURGERYPrior to any surgical procedure, Dr. Chernoff recommends that all our patients read our “Patient Guide for Plastic Surgery”. The guide explains important points that all patients should think about as they are considering a procedure.
AFTER OTOPLASTY SURGERY CARE
Dr. Chernoff performs a gentle and comfortable otoplasty to make sure children and patients are completely at ease before, during and after the procedure. Patients can expect some swelling and bruising of the ears after the surgery which subsides within a few days along with mild discomfort. The swelling subsides within the first few days, and the bruising takes a few weeks. Significant pain is rare and medication can control any discomfort.*
Chernoff Cosmetic Surgery patients who travel to our Santa Rosa office for their Otoplasty (Ear Surgery) can choose to stay in our Guest House after their procedure. Our staff will advise you with the details.
WHY DR. GREG CHERNOFF FOR YOUR EAR SHAPING SURGERY?
When considering cosmetic surgery, finding the right surgeon can mean the difference between great results and less than optimal results. Board certification, advanced training and skills, along with years of experience are important factors to consider when selecting your facial cosmetic surgeon. You only have one face and you want to be sure to select the “best” plastic surgeon for your procedure.
At Dr. Chernoff’s Facial Center of Excellence, you can be reassured that he has the appropriate surgical certifications, extensive knowledge, experience, surgical skill and aesthetic vision. Dr. Chernoff is a renowned aesthetic surgeon and educator.
You can trust your ear shaping procedure to Dr. Chernoff, a triple board certified facial and reconstructive plastic surgeon. He is certified by The American Board of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, The American Board of Facial, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.
Dr. Chernoff has performed hundreds of cosmetic surgeries and procedures for men and women in Santa Rosa, CA and the surrounding communities for over 20 years.
Following your ear shaping surgery, Dr. Chernoff and his dedicated team of recovery and after care nurses will provide you with specific instructions regarding the best way to care for your specific procedure. Following Dr. Chernoff’s post-surgery instructions is important as you will receive details on addressing swelling and bruising and managing any discomfort.*Results may vary and are not guaranteed. Contact Chernoff Cosmetic Surgery to see if you are a candidate.