Simple Answers to Common Otoplasty Questions
Dallas residents seek otoplasty, or ear surgery, for a variety of reasons. From protruding to large ears, otoplasty is an outpatient procedure capable of correcting a range of concerns and improving self-esteem in children and adults.
How Does Otoplasty Work?
Under general anesthesia, patients have surgery to correct the ear’s positioning in relation to the head by reshaping ear cartilage and bringing it closer to the head. Dr. Whetstone, a well-known plastic surgeon in Dallas, works with each individual patient to determine how best to proceed with his or her otoplasty. In his 20 years of experience, Dr. Whetstone has helped many individuals achieve symmetry by performing otoplasties on one or both ears.
What Can I Expect after Surgery?
Otoplasty surgery is performed on an outpatient basis at Las Colinas Surgery Center under general anesthesia administered by board-certified anesthesiologists. You should arrange to have someone drive you home within a few hours after your surgery. The patient’s head will be wrapped in a bandage immediately following surgery to promote the best molding and healing. The ears may ache a little for a few days, but this can be relieved by oral pain medication. Most adults can return to work in about 2-3 days and children can go back to school after a week or so.
As with all surgical procedures, you can expect experienced and attentive care during the post-operative period from Dr. Whetstone and his nurse. You will receive detailed instructions about what to expect following your surgery and they will be readily available to answer your questions and address any concerns you might have.
Otoplasty at Las Colinas Centre for Plastic Surgery
Whether you are seeking ear surgery for yourself or for your child, Dr. Whetstone is happy to discuss the potential risks, outcomes, and ideal candidates for an otoplasty. After beginning his medical career in the 1980s, Dr. Whetstone has been privileged to work with famed medical innovators, such as Dr. Tom Cronin, who helped shape his passion for this medical specialty. Experience, combined with his approachable style, have resulted in many satisfied patients who have referred family and friends.
Dr. Whetstone’s care and expertise combined with top-notch medical facilities makes Las Colinas Centre for Plastic Surgery the ideal choice for otoplasties.
Contact Dr. Whetstone today at 972-831-8822 for a complimentary consultation.