An otoplasty can make a huge difference in overall facial balance and symmetry by enhancing the position and size of the ears. At Eko Plastic Surgery, we offer this procedure to the residents of Rancho Mirage, Palm Springs and Palm Desert, CA.
An otoplasty, also known as ear surgery, is a surgical procedure that can enhance the position, shape, or size of the ears to better complement the face. Patients with ears that are large or protrude too far from the head are often the best candidates for an otoplasty, as it can improve the appearance of the ears to increase self-confidence and facial symmetry. Otoplasty is one of the few plastic surgery procedures that can also be performed on children, and we are proud to offer this service to children in and around the Palm Desert, CA, area.
The cost of your otoplasty at Eko Plastic Surgery will vary depending on the treatment plan that we develop for you. During your consultation, we will discuss your cosmetic goals and treatment needs in order to determine the treatment approach that will be ideal for you. For this reason, we will not be able to provide you with the cost of your treatment until you have the chance to come in and discuss your treatment goals with Dr. Eko.
When performing an ear surgery, Dr. Eko of Eko Plastic Surgery strives to produce the desired results with as little surgery as possible. During the procedure, incisions will be made within contours of the ears so that they are well-concealed. Through these incisions, we will remove or manipulate cartilage in order to produce the desired results. An otoplasty can take about two hours to perform.
The initial recovery period following an otoplasty lasts about one week. During this time, patients can expect swelling, discomfort and bruising in the ears, and may have to take time off of work, school, and other activities to ensure a smooth recovery. Patients will also have to take special care to avoid any activities that could impact the results of their otoplasty, such as sports. We will provide you with a headband that you will wear for a few weeks to protect the ears while sleeping. As swelling fades, the results from your otoplasty will become increasingly visible.
The results from your otoplasty are permanent. Patients can enjoy long-lasting improvements in facial balance and a boost in confidence after their otoplasty procedure.
To learn more about the otoplasty procedure or to schedule your consultation with Dr. Eko, contact us today. Eko Plastic Surgery welcomes patients from Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and the nearby areas of California.