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Otoplasty Surgery (Ear Reshaping) Performed by Dr. Kristina Tansavatdi

Our Thousand Oaks otoplasty surgery corrects misshapen and/or protruding ears and can be performed on both children and adults. Protruding ears can have a damaging effect on a person’s self-esteem, and many individuals who have misshapen ears can feel self-conscious and embarrassed. Thousand Oaks surgeon Dr. Tansavatdi can improve this condition by surgically correcting the shape and size of the ears to restore a normal balance with the face. Ear reshaping surgery, also known as “otoplasty”, is an extremely rewarding procedure that has helped many patients enhance their appearance and improve their quality of life.

What can otoplasty surgery accomplish?

Otoplasty surgery can correct prominent ears that stick out, restore a normal appearance to misshapen ears, and reduce the size of abnormally large ears. In many cases, the ears are pinned back closer to the head or the cartilage is reshaped to correct cupped/shelled ears. This results in a much-improved appearance. If you’re looking for ear surgery in the Westlake Village and Thousand Oaks area, Dr. Tansavatdi is the perfect surgeon for you.

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How is otoplasty surgery performed?

Ear surgery is performed at an accredited outpatient surgical facility and may last up to two hours, depending on the extent of the correction. When performed on young children, ear surgery may be carried out in a hospital setting. In most cases, ear surgery requires moderate sedation or general anesthesia. However, in patients who need a small correction, the treatment can be performed under local anesthesia. Dr. Tansavatdi is experienced in using a range of ear reshaping techniques.

During ear pinning surgery, she will make an incision along the back of the ear to expose the cartilage. Next, she repositions the cartilage close to the head, removes excess cartilage, and sutures it in place. In a similar technique, Dr. Tansavatdi may remove the skin to fold the cartilage back, (which is held in place with sutures) with additional stitches used to close the incision. To perform reconstructive ear surgery, Dr. Tansavatdi may use one of several advanced techniques, depending on the degree of invasiveness and correction needed.

Recovering from otoplasty surgery

After otoplasty surgery, the ears will be bandaged to minimize swelling and facilitate healing. The length of recovery time depends on each patient and the complexity of the procedure. Most patients are able to return to work, school, and other daily activities within a week. Ear surgery results usually become apparent within three weeks, after which time full recovery is achieved. Dr. Tansavatdi closely monitors patients throughout their recovery and provides detailed daily post-operative instructions.

Who is a good candidate for otoplasty?

Otoplasty surgery can be performed on any patient over the age of five. Candidates should be in good general health and have realistic expectations of what the ear surgery can accomplish. Dr. Tansavatdi places patient safety first, and will carefully screen each patient to determine their candidacy. She will recommend the best course of treatment in order to reduce the risk of complications while delivering optimal aesthetic results.

Contact Westlake Village otoplasty surgeon Dr. Kristina Tansavatdi

As a leading Westlake Village facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Tansavatdi understands and respects the feelings of embarrassment that individuals with protruding ears can have. This is why she works hard to correct aesthetic irregularities. It is important to her that her patients feel better about their appearance. In addition to performing ear pinning surgery, Dr. Tansavatdi also provides facelift surgery, eyelid surgery, and a rhinoplasty to Westlake Village and Thousand Oaks individuals to achieve their ideal results. If you wish to learn more, please call (805) 715-4996 or contact us online for arguably the best ear surgery Thousand Oaks has to offer.

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