Ear Trauma Plastic Surgery
Your ears are vulnerable to experiencing trauma and injury because of their delicate position. If your ears become damaged, it can cause an imbalance in your facial features and make you feel self-conscious. Ear trauma surgery can restore this balance and help you feel better about your appearance.
What is Ear Trauma Surgery?
Ear trauma surgery uses a variety of advanced plastic surgery techniques to reshape the ear. The surgery is commonly performed using general anesthesia or intravenous sedation. After the surgery, you may experience some discomfort or trouble sleeping for a few weeks. Flexible headbands may be recommended to hold the ears in place at night during recovery.
For prominent ears, the surgeon may remove or trim skin and cartilage behind the ear. Cartilage is secured with permanent stitches in a new position. The surgery typically takes around two hours. Schedule a consultation with a board certified surgeon to learn about any risks that may be involved with the procedure.
Types of Ear Trauma
There are several reasons why ears can experience trauma and injury. The position and protrusion of the ears can cause them to catch on things during falls or accidents. Ear jewelry can create rips and tears in the earlobes. Impact sports could cause cartilage deformity. Animal attacks can create a variety of injuries. Ear trauma surgery can resolve all these issues to restore a natural and aesthetically pleasing appearance.
Schedule an Ear Trauma Consultation
Dr. Jeremy Nikfarjam is a board certified plastic surgeon in New York City who has years of experience restoring damaged ears as a result of an injury. During an initial consultation, he will perform a thorough examination to determine if you are an ideal candidate. If trauma or injury has affected the appearance of your ears, schedule a consultation with Dr. Nikfarjam today.