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OTOPLASTY

EAR LOBE REPAIR

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WHAT CAUSES OVER PROJECTED EARS?

Ears continue to grow and disrupt facial harmony. Many people notice that their ears are out of balance with the rest of their face. They often attempt to camouflage their ears with creative hair styles. If you are unhappy with the size of your ears or the projection of your ears; you’re a candidate for otoplasty. An in-office procedure to improve ear shape, and ear size also known as ear pinning.

 

TORN EAR LOBE?

No worries! Torn ear lobes are a common problem. Many have resigned to the notion they can’t wear fashionable earrings anymore. This is not true. Ear lobe repair is a simple office procedure, often performed the same day.

Fortunately, there are many ways to address large, over projected ears and torn ear lobes. Continue to read below to learn about treatments options that may be right for you.

Ear Reduction Surgery | Ear Pin Back Surgery | Ear Lobe Repair

Otoplasty (Cosmetic Ear Surgery), in Cleveland, Ohio

Since the ears are located towards the middle of the face, any deformity or asymmetry becomes very noticeable. Otoplasty (cosmetic ear surgery) in Cleveland, Ohio can be performed for both deformities originating at birth or due to trauma. Protruding ears often become a source of teasing and ridicule during childhood; this can lead to unnecessary emotional strain. The primary reason for operating on prominent ears is to eliminate the psychological effect that the ear deformity produces. Women can conceal a moderate degree of ear deformity with their hair, however if the ears are too prominent practically no hairstyle can hide them. Men usually wear hair long that may look awkward or unusual. Commonly, the protruding ear is due to inadequate formation of the natural folds or increased distance from the scalp. Since ear deformities occur in different forms, the surgical technique varies accordingly. The goal of otoplasty is to recreate the contour of the folds and normalize the ear-scalp distance.

Split or Stretched Earlobe Repair/ Earlobe Size Reduction A new technique

Split earlobes are very common and are generally due to years of wearing heavy earrings, trauma, or accidental tugging on the earlobes. The weight of the heavy earring gradually stretches the hole that finally splits open. Sudden inadvertent tugging or pulling can cause a partially stretched earlobe to tear through. This is commonly seen during hair combing or when a child pulls on the mother's earrings. The correction and repair is performed under local anesthesia or with a light sedation ("twilight sleep"). Since the earlobe is not very pain sensitive, there is minimal post-operative discomfort. Any discomfort is readily controlled with prescribed medication. Patients can usually return to work the next day. Large or elongated earlobes are an unattractive site on the ears. These deformities are either present congenitally or are the result of wearing heavy earrings. Repair and restoration of the shape and size of the earlobe is performed under local anesthesia or with a light sedation ("twilight sleep") with minimal, if any, discomfort and practically no down time. Otoplasty in Cleveland, Ohio.

Ear Lobe Repair

A torn ear lobe is a common problem recently because of the new fashions and heavy ear rings people choose to wear. Many people have this problem and do not realize that it is a very correctable problem. Many have resigned to the fact that they cannot wear ear rings any more. This is not true. The correction is a simple in office procedure often performed the same day at Cleveland Cosmetic Surgery. Dr. Diamantis will review your history; evaluate your ear lobe; and develop a treatment plan that will allow you to wear the most fashionable ear rings within weeks. Dr. Diamantis prides himself in repairing the ear lobe with minimal scarring while making the experience comfortable. Dr. Diamantis offers anesthetic options that range from local anesthetic (like going to the dentist) to general anesthesia. At the free consult, we encourage you to address your anesthetic options with Dr. Diamantis. In this day and age, a ripped or torn ear lobe should not prevent you from wearing ear rings. Call Cleveland Cosmetic Surgery for a no obligation consult.

How is an Otoplasty Performed?

During otoplasty, the folds of the ear that are readily seen from the front, are accessed from behind so that the surgical incision is made on the backside of the ear where no one will easily notice. The ear are identified and recreated by carefully placing internal stitches.Otoplasty inCleveland, Ohiois typically performed under general anesthesia and requires a healing time of 10-14 days. To protect the surgical correction, sweatbands or beanie hats are worn during the healing period. Incision and sutures are placed behind the ear to avoid visibility. Post-operative discomfort is easily controlled with prescription pain medication.

 

Take the next step: request a FREE Aesthetic Ear Surgery Consultation now and see if this procedure is right for you! Call us at 216.227.33333. You can visit the Cleveland Cosmetic Surgery at our convenient locations in Lakewood, Canton and Middleburg heights - Cleveland, Ohio.

 

Patient Photo Gallery

Meet Jason,6

"Cleveland Cavalier's fan, and grandson"

"Children can be cruel with their honesty."

Jason is a young energetic boy. He loves making new friends and celebrating the Cavs victories with his family. Lately, Jason's been despondent. He doesn't want to go to school or play with his friends. His grandmother identified the problem and sought out Dr. Diamantis's help.

OTOPLASY | EAR LOBE REPAIR

Jason’s Recommended Treatments

1. OTOPLASTY - to shape the ears and flatten the over projected ear bilaterally. The objective is to bring facial balance.
2. LOCATION-AAAHC accredited Lakewood office ­Cleveland Cosmetic Surgery private surgical suite.
3. ANESTHESIA OPTIONS-local anesthesia with IV sedation vs. general anesthesia
4. RECOVERY PERIOD- 10-14 days, less with PRP.

Jason’s personality and love for his friends returned.” – Grandmother

Jason is a six-year-old social energetic child. Recently, his grandmother noticed he did not want to go to school. After further interaction, Jason admitted that the children at school were “making fun of him” because of his large ears. Dr. Diamantis recommended immediate intervention to address this issue before Jason enter his formative years.

Jason is several years out from bilateral Otoplasty (ear pinning). We are pleased to report, Jason is doing quite well in school and is back to his energetic precocious self. Grandma and mom are relieved and very happy that Jason underwent the surgery as a child versus later in his life.

 

OTOPLASY | EAR LOBE REPAIR

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OTOPLASY | EAR LOBE REPAIR

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OTOPLASY | EAR LOBE REPAIR

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OTOPLASY | EAR LOBE REPAIR

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Meet Sarah,18

"Musician, artist and daughter"

"Today, I can wear my hair pulled back with confidence."

Sarah is a multi-talented musician and artist. She enjoys performing on stage. But she wasn't pleased with the shape of her ears. With a new recording contract on the horizon, she decided to soften her over-projected ears, and she's so glad she did.

OTOPLASY | EAR LOBE REPAIR

Sarah’s Recommended Treatments

1. OTOPLASTY - to flatten and reshape over projected ears. The objective is to bring facial balance.
2. LOCATION-AAAHC accredited Lakewood office ­Cleveland Cosmetic Surgery private surgical suite.
3. ANESTHESIA OPTIONS-local anesthesia with IV sedation vs. general anesthesia
4. RECOVERY PERIOD- 10-14 days, less with PRP.

“I perform on stage with any hair style I like.” – Sarah

Sarah presented to Cleveland Cosmetic Surgery concerned with the shape and projection of her ears. She avoids wearing her hair pulled back because of her ears “sticking out.” She was referred to Dr. Diamantis for an in office Otoplasty.

Sarah is several months out from Otoplasty surgery (ear pinning surgery). She is so happy with the new shape of her ears. Sarah wears her hair any way she likes because of the renewed confidence the surgery gave her.

 

OTOPLASY | EAR LOBE REPAIR

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OTOPLASY | EAR LOBE REPAIR

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Meet Chris, 22

" Model, student and U.S. Air Force Cadet"

''My ear lobe burst from over gauging."

Chris is a talented young man with many ambitions. Whether he's riding his motorcycle or sitting for a photo shoot, he lives for the adventure and doesn't regret much. But there are some things he does regret, like gauging his ears. So, Chris sought out treatment, and now his only regret is that he didn't' correct it sooner.

OTOPLASY | EAR LOBE REPAIR

Chris’s Recommended Treatments

1. EAR LOBE REPAIR - to repair torn or ripped ear lobe bilaterally. The object is to fix the ear lobe with minimal scarring and disortion.
2. LOCATION - AAAHC accredited Lakewood office ­Cleveland Cosmetic Surgery private surgical suite.
3. ANESTHESIA OPTIONS-local anesthesia vs. local anesthesia with IV sedation.
4. RECOVERY PERIOD - Less than 24 hours.

“I regret gauging my ears. Thanks Dr. Diamantis for your help.” –Chris

Chris presented to Cleveland Cosmetic Surgery noticeably upset by the appearance of his right earlobe. Chris has been gauging his ear for the last three years. Gauging is the process of increasing the size of the earlobe hole by systematically adding a larger earring. The goals is to eventually have the largest, widest earring the earlobe can withstand. Chris enlarged his earring hole so rapidly that he burst the entire earlobe. Dr. Diamantis devised a treatment plan to reconstruct Chris's earlobe and allow him to wear an earring again.

Dr. Diamantis  reconstructed the entire earlobe with minimal scarring. Chris is thrilled with the results. His ear looks great and no one remembers the malformed earlobe that he presented with. We hope that Chris won’t start gauging his ear again.

 

OTOPLASY | EAR LOBE REPAIR

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OTOPLASY | EAR LOBE REPAIR

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