Otoplasty in Miami Beach, FL
Ear surgery can transform your life if you are unhappy with the shape or size of your ears. Dr. Salloum performs otoplasty on men, women, and young children in Miami, FL. Our goal is for you to feel comfortable and excited about this routine enhancement procedure and its lasting results! Call 305.405.6910 for more information or to get started.
Ear Surgery to boost your confidence
Ear surgery involves creating a natural shape by bringing balance and proportion to the ears and face. This surgical procedure has the ability to correct birth defects present in the ear structure and treat misshapen ears due to an injury or just naturally protruding ears or prominent ears.
Your Otoplasty consultation
During your ear surgery consultation here at the Miami Center for Plastic Surgery, you’ll enjoy complimentary valet service and a well-appointed, spacious consultation room in a luxurious spa environment.
You will meet with Dr. Gabriel Salloum to discuss your beauty and wellness goals, as well as your medical history.
During the consultation Dr. Salloum will:
- Determine if you’re a good candidate for Otoplasty
- Discuss your ear surgery options and set goals
- Evaluate your general health status and current activity level
- Recommend a course of treatment
- Answer any questions you may have
It is natural to feel some anxiety leading up to your otoplasty surgery, but we are here to help you through this process. Our goal is for you to feel comfortable and excited about this routine enhancement procedure and its lasting results!
The goal of the surgery is to improve the appearance of the ears by making them look more proportionate to the other facial features. In addition, this procedure can also be used to correct a birth defect or injury that has resulted in misshapen or deformed ears.
The ear surgery procedure is typically performed as an outpatient procedure, which means that the patient will not need to stay in the hospital overnight. The surgery itself usually takes less than two hours to complete. During the surgery, the surgeon will make incisions in the back of the ear in order to access the cartilage and reshape the ear. The cartilage will then be sculpted into the desired shape and the incisions will be closed with stitches.
After the surgery, the patient will need to wear a headband or bandage over the ears in order to protect them. The headband or bandage will need to be worn for approximately one week. After that, the patient will need to wear tape over the incisions for several weeks in order to help them heal.
The vast majority of patients are very pleased with the results of their surgery and find that their ears no longer cause them any embarrassment or self-consciousness. In addition, ear surgery can also improve the function of the ear if it was previously misshapen or deformed to the point where it caused problems with hearing.
If you are considering ear surgery, it is important to consult with a board-certified miami plastic surgeon who has experience performing this procedure. During your consultation, the surgeon will assess your goals and concerns in order to determine whether or not ear surgery is right for you.
Understanding the Otoplasty Procedure
On the day of your procedure, you will be properly sedated and then Dr. Salloum will make a slight incision on the back of your ear, where a non-removable suture will be used to secure the newly shaped cartilage into place, improving the external ear shape.
While you may experience some itching and discomfort after your ear surgery, once this subsides the final result will leave you feeling confident and ready to show off your new look to the world!
Frequently Asked Questions
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the average cost of otoplasty is $3,156. It may differ according to the surgeon and the type of procedure. Other associated costs include consultation fees, local or general anesthesia, operating room facilities, and post-operative care.
The answer may depend on your insurance coverage. In some cases, otoplasty is considered to be a cosmetic procedure and therefore not covered. However, if the surgery is performed to correct a birth defect or to improve hearing, it may be considered medically necessary and covered by insurance. It’s best to check with your insurance provider to find out.
If you live near Miami Beach, FL, Miami Center For Plastic Surgery offers ear surgery among its services, and is conveniently located at 4308 Alton Road #720 Miami Beach, FL 33140