What can I expect from otoplasty?
- Posted on: Jul 15 2020
The team of Foster MD has committed themselves to providing facial solutions for patients who are unable to correct imperfections with less invasive means. One procedure that is often seen with Dr. Wayne P. Foster and his team is that of ear surgery, or “otoplasty.” Otoplasty is an ear surgery that is designed to address permanent alterations to the shape of the ears to improve the appearance of asymmetric or protruding ears. Both children and adults may be bothered by their ears and can have the procedure done as long as they are healthy, the age of consent, and have realistic expectations as to what can be achieved with plastic surgery. Pediatric and adult otoplasty can be performed with the facial specialist in Toms River and Manasquan, New Jersey.
What can I expect from my procedure?
Patients undergoing otoplasty start by scheduling a consultation appointment with Dr. Wayne P. Foster. During this appointment, the patient is urged to ask questions about what can be achieved. During this time, patients should bring to their doctor’s attention the areas that they want to improve, while remaining honest and open about the goals they want to reach with the finished results. Patients can browse through before and after photos of patients in the past that have had the same surgery to decide if it is right for them.
During the procedure itself, incisions are made along the back of the ear to help pin the ears back. Patients who have asymmetrical issues or other cosmetic imperfections may have cartilage removed or repositioned to achieve the final result. The plastic surgeon will discuss this before the patient schedules their surgery. Surgery is performed with general anesthesia in a hospital setting for safety.
Request a visit at Foster MD today
Dr. Wayne P. Foster and his team are committed to providing patients in the areas of Toms River and Manasquan, NJ with facial surgeries to enhance their natural appearance. If you live in the community and have considered the advantages of treatment with the top plastic surgeon in Ocean and Monmouth Counties, we welcome you to call one of our two convenient office locations to learn more. We are here to help new and current patients with solutions that fit their unique needs.
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