Ear Surgery in Baltimore, MD
Ear surgery is recommended to improve the shape and size of the ears. The procedure is also beneficial for repairing birth defects and trauma-related injuries. Double board certified and fellowship-trained plastic surgeon Dr. Steven J. Rottman is skilled at performing ear surgery for children and adults in Baltimore, MD, and surrounding communities.
What Is Ear Surgery?
Improving the appearance of even minor ear deformities can have a profound impact on the self-esteem of both children and adults. Ear plastic surgery corrects the appearance of disproportionate, disfigured, or protruding ears to create a natural shape and bring balance and proportion to the ears and face. Otoplasty can address structural defects present at birth, as well as deformities caused by injury.
Benefits of Ear Surgery
Ear surgery at Rottman Plastic Surgery improves the appearance of your ears by
- Correcting abnormalities caused by injury and birth defects,
- Improving symmetry,
- Repositioning ears that stand out from the head,
- Making the outer ear smaller, or
- Revising past ear surgeries
Dr. Rottman recommends ear surgery to correct a variety of cosmetic problems with the ears. Our before and after ear surgery pictures allow you to see some common concerns with ear shape and size. Additionally, the pictures show you how Dr. Rottman is able to achieve improved symmetry, size, and shape.
How Is Ear Surgery Performed?
The otoplasty technique used by Dr. Rottman will vary, as the procedure is highly personalized and dependent on the specific needs of each patient. Although the incisions are usually made on the back surface of the ear(s), an incision hidden in the natural folds of the front of the ear is also used when necessary. Dr. Rottman will adjust the rim of the ear and the cartilage that makes up the largest and deepest indentation in the outer ear. Permanent internal stitches are then used to shape and secure the cartilage.
Preparing for Ear Surgery
As an adult, ear surgery does not require any special preparation beyond being in good overall health. Children may need some additional time to learn about and understand the purpose of the surgery, as well as recovery. Dr. Rottman enjoys working with children and their parents to make ear surgery as comfortable as possible.
Recovery from Ear Surgery
After ear surgery, the patient will wear surgical dressings to help maintain the ear’s new shape. When the dressings are removed and the ears continue to heal, the various improvements will be evident.
How Much Does Ear Surgery Cost?
In some cases, ear surgery may be covered by your medical insurance. You should verify coverage prior to your surgery so you can manage your budget accordingly. Rottman Plastic Surgery offers financing through Care Credit. Other payment options are also available.
Is Ear Surgery Right for Me?
Many children are on the receiving end of jokes and hurtful comments due to the shape and size of their ears. These experiences are carried through to adulthood. Ear surgery may be right for you if you feel that the size and shape of your ears, or those of your child, are out of proportion with other facial features.
Why Choose Dr. Steven J. Rottman for Ear Surgery?
Ear surgery is a uniquely individual surgical procedure that requires a highly skilled and experienced plastic surgeon. Dr. Rottman has an extensive background in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, including Ear Surgery. He draws upon this experience to give you and your child the best possible outcomes for ear surgery.
What to Expect During Your Ear Surgery Consultation
A personal consultation with Dr. Rottman is your opportunity to discuss ear surgery, including the realistic outcomes of the procedure. Dr. Rottman explains the surgery step by step. He also provides you with detailed post-surgical instructions to expedite your healing.
Dr. Steven J. Rottman is a cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery expert who serves the men and women of Baltimore and surrounding areas. Dr. Rottman is recognized for his approach to plastic and reconstructive surgery that gives his patients exceptional natural-looking results. Because each patient is unique, Dr. Rottman uses both traditional and advanced techniques for his procedures. Please contact us today to schedule your personal consultation with Dr. Rottman.