Otoplasty is a surgical procedure for individuals who have protruding ears. It can improve the shape, position or proportion of the ear. Another name for this procedure is “pinning back the ears”. This procedure can be life-changing as it helps the patient to regain confidence and self-esteem. They may have been teased about their ears that stick out and resorted to hiding them with their hair or hats. With this procedure you can have short hair or wear your hair up without feeling self-conscience. There is no true symmetry when it comes to the ears. When Dr. Kraft evaluates you he will measure and explain the best approach to keep the look as natural as possible. He will explain to you expectant recovery and eventual outcome. This is an out patient procedure, which is performed in our accredited operating room.
Earlobes that have been stretched due to over use of heavy earrings or have been ripped through completely can be repaired. Patients have given the common story that they have lost earrings because the earring hole is too big or their earring was pulled through by getting it caught on their shirt, sweater or even while brushing or combing their hair. Dr. Kraft’s technique repairs the earlobe to give it a natural shape. This procedure is done under local anesthesia and the sutures are removed a week later. Dr. Kraft gives the option to have them repierced by him in a minimum of 7 weeks after the surgery.
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