Cosmetic surgery of the ear, or otoplasty, is an aesthetic procedure that alters the size, position, or proportion of the ears. The outcome of ear reshaping surgery varies greatly depending on the changes that are desired, but these procedures generally improve self- confidence, especially in children and teenagers. If the ears stick out, ear pinning can be performed to flatten the ears against the head. If one ear is positioned higher than the other, ear repositioning can create symmetry. Large, oversized ears can be addressed alone or in conjunction with other ear issues.
If any of the following describe you, ear reshaping, or otoplasty, is an option to consider: • If you were born with overly large or small ears • If your ears are disproportionate to your head or oddly placed • If your ears stick out prominently • If you have suffered an injury that has negatively impacted the shape or positioning of your ears
Ear Reshaping is typically performed as an outpatient procedure using general anesthesia, although local anesthesia with intravenous sedation may be appropriate in certain cases. After your procedure, you will experience postoperative bruising and swelling, with mild to moderate discomfort for a day or two. You will be prescribed pain medication to help minimize discomfort during your initial recovery. For facial procedures, Dr. Maningas breaks down your downtime into two categories: surgical (how you feel) and social (how you look). You can expect 3-5 days of surgical downtime, not feeling up to much, and up to 14 days of social downtime, not feeling like you look too great. You will also have lifting restrictions for a week or so after your procedure.
Had a great experience. Dr. Maningas and his staff are very kind. All of my questions were clearly answered and I felt completely comfortable.
I cannot not say enough wonderful things about Dr. Maningas and his practice. Everyone is so pleasant. I could not be more happy with the care I received!
Dr. Maningas is a fine person, skilled surgeon, and enjoys helping his patients. He will be a true asset to the community and I look forward to his return to Joplin.
I have had the best experience hands down. Dr. Maningas and my nurses the day of my surgery were absolutely incredible. They made me feel comfortable and at ease.
The patients we see for this type of procedure would be categorized as an elective procedure done for cosmetic reasons. Insurance will not cover these types of procedures. Our office does not take, file or make any insurance claims for any cosmetic procedure.
No, once everything has healed and the swelling and bruising have subsided, you will not be able to see any incisions.
You will most likely be sent home with post-op dressings that will be removed in-office 5-7 days after your procedure. You will then need to wear a garment at night for an additional one to two weeks.
You’ll need to wait at least 6 weeks after your procedure before coloring, highlighting or perming your hair.
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