Many individuals experience self-esteem issues, poor self-confidence, and social anxiety or ridicule due to the appearance of their ears. Children are particularly vulnerable to emotional and psychological trauma from the mockery from other children. Otoplasty can enhance your ears and boost your self-esteem and confidence.
During your initial consultation, Dr. Feldmar will evaluate your goals and your ears to determine the best way to improve your ear appearance. Age and timing are particularly important factors that will influence what changes are possible.
A soft, bulky dressing will be applied to each ear to promote healing and effective molding of the tissues. Patients should avoid sleeping on their sides and may relieve any mild discomfort with pain medications. A headband may be recommended for temporarily regular wear to hold the ears in their desired position.
The stitches will dissolve or will be removed. Adults can usually return to work after five days. Children can return to school after one week if they are careful about playground activity. If applicable, the headband should still be worn consistently. Patients should continue to avoid sleeping on their sides.
Patients can stop wearing the headband but should avoid any activity that could bend the ears, including sleeping on their sides.
Patients should feel back to normal, resume all normal activities, and be able to fully enjoy their results.