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When to Consider

Ear Surgery

Patients come to Dr. Mark Fisher seeking ear surgery (also frequently known as “otoplasty”) for a wide range of reasons. Some patients are simply unhappy with the size or shape of their ears, and feel that they could be better contributing to a sense of facial harmony. Others are interested in repairing ears that have become damaged due to some type of trauma. Whatever the case may be, Dr. Mark Fisher is extensively trained in facial cosmetic surgery, and is ready to help you enjoy the ears that are right for you. To learn more about how otoplasty can benefit you, reach out and set up your consultation at our Westport location today.

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The Best Candidates

for Ear Surgery with Dr. Fisher

Children are frequently considered for ear surgery, as ears that protrude or stick out to an unnecessary degree can sometimes lead to unfortunate social outcomes. Helpful to this point is the fact that the ears reach maturity at the age of five or six, so this procedure is safe to perform once a child has reached this age.

Otherwise, the most common reasons our patients consider ear surgery include:

  • Damage from trauma
  • Damage due to piercing or surgery
  • Keloids
  • Prominent ears
  • Overly large ears
  • Misshapen ears
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Preparing for Your Otoplasty Procedure

Preparation and preoperative consultations are important for each and every procedure, but they can sometimes take on an added level of significance when otoplasty is considered. Due to the fact that children frequently undergo this procedure, Dr. Fisher likes to work closely and establish a trusting relationship with his younger patients, explaining the ins and outs of the procedure and answering any questions they might have.

As an adult, you’re similarly welcomed to ask any and all questions that you might have during your consultations with Dr. Fisher. He’ll help you explore what to expect on the actual day of your surgery, and will thoroughly discuss your aftercare and recovery experience with you, as well. The idea is to ensure that you’re informed to a degree that enables you to feel completely relaxed and totally secure as you prepare to enjoy your incredible results.

The Day of Your Ear Surgery

Otoplasty is an outpatient procedure and depending on the age and comfort of the patient, may be performed in the office or surgery center. The procedure takes about two hours and comes with a relatively speedy recovery process. This makes it ideal for younger patients, while also giving adults a chance to resume their daily routines with less delay. Follow-up visits at our Westport office will help us ensure that you’re healing nicely.

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Dr. Fisher’s Surgical Technique

Most adults are able to undergo the treatment with local anesthesia, but general anesthesia tends to be a better option for children.

Thanks to his extensive fellowship training, Dr. Fisher is able to perform otoplasty with minimal visible scarring. Your incision will be neatly hidden behind your ear, making it all but invisible to any casual observer. Utilizing this incision, Dr. Fisher will use sutures to shape, sculpt and pin back your ears, before carefully closing the incisions with absorbable sutures.

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Enjoying Your

Incredible Results

After ear surgery, you’ll need to keep bandages on your ears for one to two weeks, starting with larger bandages that cover your ears, before moving to a more comfortable headband style dressing. You’ll need to limit your activities after your surgery, and Dr. Fisher will provide you with very specific instructions. After about two weeks, you should be able to resume your daily routine, enjoying your new ears and the way they perfectly frame your face.

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