Ear Surgery (Otoplasty) Salt Lake City, UT

Salt Lake City Ear SurgeryEars should go unnoticed. When they stand out because of their shape, it’s actually possible to make a change. Patients who feel embarrassed by their ears come to Envision Cosmetic Surgery for a correction procedure.

What is an otoplasty?

An otoplasty is ear surgery to recontour the ears into a more desirable shape. The common term is ear pinning. The goal is to bring the ears into a position parallel to the head. Fortunately, the incisions are hidden behind the ears. Patients are kept comfortable during the procedure with proper sedation and numbing.

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Who are good candidates for ear surgery?

During your consultation with Dr. Dunkley in Salt Lake, he will determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure. This procedure is one of the few commonly done for children. Young kids may be teased and bullied because their ears stick out. If your child’s ears are affecting their well-being, consider surgery. Adults may decide they are ready for a change as well. Other issues such as torn or stretched piercings or intentionally stretched earlobes for gauging purposes, can also be repaired.

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What can I expect during my otoplasty surgery?

During a consult, Dr. Dunkley reviews the surgery and expected results. Surgery begins with sedation through an IV.  Injections behind the ear make the surgery painless and recovery easy.  An incision is made behind your ear exposing the cartilage. The ear cartilage is recontoured to position the ear much closer to the head. The surgical cut is closed with dissolvable stitches. Bruising is common and a head-band that protects the ears is worn for a week.

How can I prepare for my otoplasty?

Certain medications should be stopped and smoking should be avoided prior to surgery. Avoid activities where your ears could be hit. Arrange for someone to take you to and from your appointment in Salt Lake City. The medicines that help you relax also affect your judgment, prohibiting driving.

What can I expect after surgery?

After surgery, a headband is worn over the ears. Cartilage is sensitive. The pain isn’t severe and diminishes over time but may last longer than desired. The ear shape change is immediate and forever.

Otoplasty Before & After Photos

Ear Surgery Otoplasty Salt Lake City, Utah

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For more information on ear surgery in Murray and Salt Lake City, UT, call our office at (801) 268-2650 or fill out our contact form.

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Envision Cosmetic Surgery279 E. 5900 S. – Suite 201 Murray, UT 84107
Phone: (801) 268-2650

Office hours: Monday-Friday: 9am – 5pm

At Envision Cosmetic Surgery, patient safety is our highest priority. We are adhering to all CDC & state suggested guidelines. Envision Cosmetic Surgery is still seeing patients on a limited basis. At present, all surgeries have been postponed & our spa/laser services are not open. Teleconference or video conference consults are available. Call to schedule a FaceTime consult.

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