Introduction to Otoplasty

Are you self-conscious about the appearance of your ears? Do you find yourself constantly trying to hide them with hairstyles or clothing? If so, you’re not alone. In a recent survey, it was found that enormous amounts of people feel insecure about their ears or ear shape and wish they could change their appearance. Fortunately, Otoplasty from Plastic Surgery Scottsdale is a safe and effective surgical procedure that can help improve the appearance of your ears. If you’re considering Otoplasty, rest assured that you’re in good hands at our clinic, as Dr. Golger has extensive experience in performing this procedure and will work closely with you to achieve the results you desire. Keep reading to learn more about the first step towards feeling more confident about your appearance.

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What is Otoplasty?

Otoplasty in Scottsdale, AZ, is a straightforward surgical option that aims to enhance the appearance of your ears by addressing various aesthetic concerns. Our highly skilled and experienced surgeon, Dr. Golger, will assess the contours of your ears from multiple angles to evaluate how they impact your overall appearance. This procedure can address issues related to the size, shape, and projection of your ears. During Otoplasty, which is typically performed under general anesthesia or intravenous sedation, incisions are made in the natural folds behind the ear to minimize visible scarring. After the cartilage has been reshaped to achieve the desired size, shape, and projection, sutures are used to close the incisions, and gauze is applied to cover them. In most cases, healing after Otoplasty is fast and uncomplicated, and scarring is virtually undetectable due to the strategic placement of incisions.

What are the Benefits of Otoplasty?

There are a number of amazing benefits associated with this Otoplasty for our Scottsdale, AZ patients, including:

  • Improved self-confidence
  • Enhanced aesthetics
  • Correction of deformities
  • Long-lasting results
  • Low-risk procedure
  • Improved hearing

The Different Types of Otoplasty Procedures

Plastic Surgery Scottsdale offers different types of Otoplasty procedures that can address various aesthetic concerns related to the ears. Ear Pinning Surgery, or Pinnaplasty, is the most commonly requested procedure for protruding ears. It can reduce the level of projection of the ears from the head and is suitable for patients of all ages.

Another type of Otoplasty procedure is Ear Lobe Surgery, which is often performed on individuals with thin or stretched ear lobes. Sagging and enlarged ear lobes are common signs of aging, and Ear Lobe Surgery can restore a balanced proportion between the upper and lower ear features. Whether due to genetics or the aging process, stretched-out earlobes can be effectively addressed through this type of surgery.

Who Are The
Best Candidates
For Otoplasty?

The best candidates in Scottsdale for Otoplasty are individuals who are in good health, have fully developed ears, and are dissatisfied with the appearance of the ears due to protrusion, asymmetry, or other aesthetic concerns. Otoplasty can be performed on adults or children as young as 5 years old.

In children, it is recommended that otoplasty be performed before the age of ten before the ear cartilage has fully developed. Candidates for Otoplasty should have realistic expectations for the outcome of the procedure and be committed to following pre-and post-operative instructions provided by our elite team of professionals.

What’s the First Step?

If you are considering Otoplasty, the first step is to schedule a consultation with Plastic Surgery Scottsdale. During your consultation, Dr. Golger will evaluate your ears, discuss your goals and concerns, and recommend a personalized treatment plan tailored to your needs. Dr. Alexander Golger has a strong track record of success with Otoplasty and takes each consultation seriously for each of his new patients. During this consultation, you should also any questions you have about the procedure, including the risks and benefits, the recovery process, and the cost. This will help you make an informed decision about whether Otoplasty is right for you.

What to Expect on the Day of Otoplasty

On the day of your Otoplasty procedure, you will arrive at our Scottsdale clinic in the morning and meet with Dr. Golger to review the procedure and ensure all your questions are answered. We will then mark the incision sites and explain the anesthesia process. After the anesthesia has taken effect, our surgical team will make incisions in the natural folds behind the ears. Depending on the type of Otoplasty being performed, cartilage may be removed, reshaped, or repositioned. The procedure typically takes 1-2 hours to complete, after which the incisions are closed with sutures, and gauze is applied to protect the area.

Otoplasty Recovery

After Otoplasty, we advise our patients to protect their ears with a soft headband. After the procedure is complete, you will be monitored by our medical team for a short time to ensure that you are recovering well from the anesthesia. Once they are confident that you are stable, you can return home with a detailed list of post-operative care instructions to follow. It is essential to arrange for someone to drive you home and stay with you for 24 hours after surgery. You should expect mild discomfort, which can be managed with prescription or over-the-counter medications. In general, patients require 7-10 days for complete recovery from their Scottsdale Otoplasty. Our skilled team will provide further detail about your recovery process to you when your surgery is complete.

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How Much Does Otoplasty Cost in Scottsdale, AZ?

The cost of your Otoplasty in Scottsdale, AZ will vary based on the type of Otoplasty performed along with other factors. Financing options are available that can help make the payment process more manageable for our patients. After your consultation, we will provide a clear look at the pricing for your specific Otoplasty needs.

Why Choose Us?

At Plastic Surgery Scottsdale, our commitment to our patients is unwavering. We pride ourselves on providing the highest level of care and personalized attention, making us the perfect choice for your Otoplasty procedure. Our plastic surgeons are experts in their field, having extensive training and experience in performing otoplasty procedures, ensuring safe and effective outcomes. We take a personalized approach to each procedure, tailoring our techniques to achieve natural-looking and balanced results that cater to each patient’s unique concerns and goals. Our surgical facilities are state-of-the-art, equipped with the latest technology and equipment to ensure a safe and comfortable surgical experience. We believe in treating our patients with compassion, respect, and empathy, and our team of medical professionals will guide you through the entire process, from the initial consultation to post-operative care. Dr. Golger is a board-certified plastic surgeon and a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

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Very ethical Dr he was kind patient and understanding. He took his time to explain the procedure. I decided to go back to my original Dr and Dr Golger refunded my deposit without any issues as promised. I highly recommend Dr Golger. Thanks to Valerie for her exceptional customer service


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