There are many reasons a man might want to seek cosmetic ear surgery; for example, protruding ears, ears that appear too large or too small, or ears that are misshapen due to injury, trauma, or birth defects. These issues often stand in the way of self-confidence. If this is something you are struggling with, you might consider ear surgery for men in Eugene.
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Lee B. Daniel has perfected various techniques to produce a natural-looking, less conspicuous appearance to the ears. For more information on this procedure or the other surgical treatments for men available at our state-of-the-art practice, contact our team of aesthetic experts to schedule a consultation.
Cosmetic ear surgery, or Otoplasty, is performed on the outer, visible portion of the ear, known as the auricle. The auricle is made up of folds of cartilage and skin. Its development begins in the womb and continues over several years after birth. Some of the types of ear surgery that men in Eugene could undergo include:
Ear surgeries can also improve the ear’s appearance following trauma. This is the case for conditions such as “cauliflower ear,” which is commonly experienced by wrestlers and those in other contact sports.
Men who are considering ear surgery in Eugene will first meet Dr. Daniel and our team of aesthetic experts. During this consultation, we will review your medical history, discuss your aesthetic goals, and outline the procedures that could be used to achieve those goals.
Most otoplasty procedures are outpatient, meaning that you may be able to go home shortly after surgery. Cosmetic ear surgeries are often performed under local anesthesia, which means that the area to be treated will be numbed, and you will remain awake during the procedure. However, some surgeries will require the use of general anesthesia.
While the specific technique depends on the type of ear surgery you elect to undergo, most procedures involve making an incision either behind the ear or in the small folds of the ear. The cartilage tissue of the auricle is manipulated to obtain the desired effect, and the incision is closed with stitches. Otoplasty procedures generally take between one and three hours to complete.
After the procedure, you will be required to keep your ears covered and use caution when choosing a sleeping position to ensure that it does not place pressure on the ears. The surgical dressing will remain in place for about one week, and you will need to continue to cover your ears with a headband at night for another four to six weeks.
The benefits of ear surgery for men in Eugene include increased self-confidence in your appearance and a feeling of normalcy for individuals who have often spent years dealing with jokes and comments about the size or shape of their ears. Dr. Daniel is committed to helping his patients achieve their aesthetic goals. Let us help you with yours.
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Lee Daniel is trusted by people who want a meticulous, deeply caring doctor.