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Earlobe Repair & Otoplasty in South Jersey

What Is Otoplasty?

Otoplasty, which is also known as cosmetic ear surgery, is a procedure to adjust the size, shape, or position of the ears. The surgery allows people to improve the overall appearance and/or symmetry of their ears.

What Is Earlobe Repair?

Earlobe repair is a reconstructive plastic surgery to repair earlobes that have become torn, stretched, or otherwise damaged. Many people have surgery to fix earlobes that have been torn due to an earring getting caught on something. Others wish to close large openings in their earlobes created by gauge earrings.

How Does the Procedure Work?

Although ear surgery and earlobe repair are similar procedures, there are differences in how they’re performed.

  • Ear Surgery: The specific way ear surgery in South Jersey is performed will depend on what kind of adjustments are being made. For example, to fix ears that protrude too far from the head, Dr. Corrado may simply need to place stitches in the ear cartilage to reposition them. Alternatively, if you want to make your ears smaller or change their shape, the procedure will involve carefully removing excess cartilage and/or skin.
  • Earlobe Repair: Like cosmetic ear surgery, earlobe repair in South Jersey can be performed differently depending on the nature of the reconstruction. To repair a partial wound in the earlobe, Dr. Corrado will typically excise the target area and close the opening with sutures. Some earlobe repairs may require trimming the stretched tissue and removing skin around the damaged part of the earlobe.
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What are the Benefits of Ear Surgery in South Jersey?

If you’re unhappy with the appearance of your ears, then there are multiple benefits to be had from undergoing earlobe repair or otoplasty in South Jersey with Dr. Corrado.

  • Safe treatment
  • Permanent results
  • Improving the shape, size, or symmetry of the ears
  • Repairing stretched, torn, or otherwise damaged earlobes
  • Increased self-confidence

What Should I Expect During My Ear Surgery Procedure?

Whether you’re undergoing otoplasty or earlobe repair in South Jersey, the process will begin with a consultation with Dr. Corrado. This consultation will allow the doctor to understand what you’re hoping to achieve from the procedure. He will also need to know about your medical history and any medications you’re taking.

Depending on the specifics of your surgery, you will be given general anesthesia, local anesthesia, or IV sedation. If you’re undergoing otoplasty, Dr. Corrado may then use specialized sutures to pin your ears to a natural position. He may also make incisions in either the backs of your ears or within their inner creases. Next, he will remove or reposition cartilage and skin as necessary for your desired changes. In total, otoplasty usually takes between one and two hours.

If you’re undergoing earlobe repair, the procedure will typically be simpler and take only around 30 minutes. After you’ve been anesthetized, Dr. Corrado will get to work on the damaged earlobe. For a partial tear, he will use a re-suturing technique to close the hole. For an earlobe with more extensive damage, Dr. Corrado may need to carefully repair the borders of the opening and use sutures in several places.

How Long Is the Recovery Time?

With both cosmetic ear surgery and earlobe repair, you will be able to go home on the day of the procedure. After undergoing ear surgery in South Jersey, you will need to wear a compressive head wrap for seven to ten days. You will also be asked to wear a special athletic headband for a few weeks. It will be important to refrain from intense physical activity for three weeks and avoid contact sports for several months.

After undergoing earlobe repair in New Jersey, the recovery will be much simpler. You can have your sutures after about a week, and you’ll be able to resume your normal activities almost immediately. There may be a bit of scarring visible after the procedure, but it should fade within a few weeks.

Am I a Candidate for Ear Surgery, Otoplasty or Earlobe Repair?

Anyone interested in making cosmetic changes to their ears could be a candidate for otoplasty or earlobe repair in South Jersey. To be an ideal candidate, you should meet the following requirements:

  • Be in generally good health
  • Have realistic expectations
  • Have a desire to alter the appearance of your ears or repair damage to your earlobes
  • Be a non-smoker
  • Not be pregnant or breastfeeding
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Why Choose Dr. Corrado?

When you go with Dr. Anthony Corrado for your South Jersey otoplasty or earlobe repair, you will receive expert personalized care. Dr. Corrado is a double board-certified facial plastic reconstructive surgeon and otolaryngologist with numerous successful ear and earlobe surgeries under his belt. He and his team utilize the most advanced techniques to provide each patient with extraordinary results.

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