It’s extremely common to be self-conscious about the way your ears look. Whether you feel that they stick out too far, dislike their shape, or have concerns about your earlobes, it can make you feel unattractive and embarrassed. If your ears have cosmetic issues you’d like to correct, you may want to consider ear surgery in South Jersey with Dr. Corrado.
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.