Overview of Surgical and Non-Surgical Ear Procedures in the Los Angeles Area
Surgical & Non-Surgical Ear (Otoplasty) Procedure
Some people consider protuberant ears to be unattractive, especially those who have been teased by their peers. Fortunately, there’s an effective way to correct this – through a surgical procedure known as otoplasty. This returns the ears to their natural orientation and configuration.
What Happens During Otoplasty
The surgical procedure starts with medications being administered to the patient to ensure comfort throughout the procedure. The choices include general anesthesia, local, or intravenous sedation. Your surgeon will advise you on the best choice.
Surgical techniques are utilized to increase or create the antihelical fold and to reduce the enlarged conchal cartilage. The incisions made during ear surgery are usually on the back surface of the ear. When it’s necessary to make the incision on the front of the ears, they are made within the folds to conceal them.
In Beverly Hills, Dr. Nguyen uses internal, non-removable sutures to create and hold the newly shaped cartilage in place and prevent them from moving.
External stitches are done to close the incision. The techniques used for this depend on the surgeon, and it should be done carefully so as not to distort other structures and prevent an unnatural “pinned back” appearance after surgery.
How It Works
Otoplasty is an ear surgery done to improve the position, shape, or proportion of the ear. It’s used to treat a defect in the ear structure which has been present since birth and has become more noticeable as the person grows. It’s also performed in order to treat misshapen ears due to injury.
Through the help of ear surgery, reconstruction of the ears returns them back to their natural shape bringing balance and proportion to the face and ears. The correction of minor deformities such as ear shape can provide many benefits to a person such as a boost to their self-esteem and self confidence in their appearance.
What Ear Plastic Surgery Can Treat
– A rare condition known as “macrotia” or overly large ears.
– Protruding ears occurring on both or one side in varying degrees, but doesn’t result in loss of hearing.
– Adults who are unsatisfied with a previous ear surgery.
Who are good Candidates for Ear Procedures?
Candidates for otoplasty are children and adults who are:
– Physically healthy and do not have any life-threatening illness nor chronic ear infections.
– A child who is 5 years old or above. The ear cartilage should be stable enough to handle correction.
– Have the ability to communicate their feelings and have agreed to undergo ear surgery.
For adults, they should be:
– Healthy individuals who don’t have medical conditions or life-threatening illness that could affect their hearing abilities.
– Have a positive outlook on life and believe that ear surgery could help them reach their goals.
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Actual Los Angeles Area Ear Patients of Dr. Nguyen’s
Your results may vary and cannot be guaranteed
After surgery, it’s completely normal to feel some discomfort. This can be controlled with the help of pain relievers, traditional and alternative (get more info over at budexpressnow.net). Aside from that, there may be some itching under the bandages. Despite this, it’s very important for the bandages to stay in place and not be removed. Failure to do so may lead to complications and the need for a secondary surgery to correct it.
– Where you will be taken after the surgery is complete.
– What medications are prescribed after surgery.
– Will there be bandages and dressing applied after surgery and when they will be removed.
– Will the stitches be removed and when.
– When can you resume daily activities.
– When to return for follow-up care.
What are Dr. Nguyen’s Patients Saying?
We feel that the approach to facial plastic surgery by both patient and doctor should be a conservative one, and the result should appear natural and balanced.
There are several core philosophical principles that drive our practice. We feel that the approach to facial plastic surgery by both patient and doctor should be a conservative one. We feel that results should appear natural and balanced so that a patient looks like the best version of his or herself, not a bizarre approximation of someone else. We believe that the best outcomes are achieved when a patient and surgeon share a common objective and when there is consensus regarding aesthetic taste. We encourage a holistic approach to anti-aging because true youthfulness requires a combination of attitude, physical well being, as well as appearance.
While facial plastic surgery is often pursued to restore a youthful appearance, its results are most effective when a patient is vigilant about preserving mind, body, and spirit alike. Last, and perhaps most importantly, we believe that each of our patient’s needs is unique and that their course of treatment should reflect that of uniqueness. We strive to give the utmost in personalized care and service. From your first phone call to our office through your final follow-up visit, you will be given the time and attention needed to help you realize your individual aesthetic goals.
About Dr. Nguyen
Davis B. Nguyen, M.D. grew up in southern California, where he graduated from the University of California (UCLA), summa cum laude. He then earned a Whipple Scholarship to attend medical school at the University of Rochester in New York. While in medical school, Dr. Nguyen completed a one year research fellowship in general surgery at Harvard Medical School. This was followed by an internship in general surgery and a five year residency in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Yale University.
Dr. Nguyen then completed a fellowship at the USC affiliated Lasky Clinic with Dr. Frank M. Kamer in Beverly Hills, under the auspices of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.