Otoplasty, also known as ear surgery, is a procedure designed for correcting or reconstructing deformities, defects and absence of the external ear (pinna). Miami plastic surgeon, Dr. Roudner, may perform a series of different procedures aimed to recreate a natural appearing ear by reshaping, repositioning and/or augmenting the cartilage frame work of the external ear (pinna).
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, in their cosmetic national data bank statistic reports of 2014, ear surgery (otoplasty) was performed in 22,167 patients that year. That is a 8% decrease from 2013 and a 39% decrease from 2000.
Dr. Roudner’s surgical goal is to create an external ear of natural appearance, proportions and contour while minimizing scar.
To learn more about Otoplasty surgery, contact our Miami office or call (305) 443-3531 for a free consultation.
Ear surgery has been applied to treat many deferent deformities that are a consequent of birth defects (congenital) such as: absence of the external ear (anotia), small ears (microtia), large ears (macrotia) and trauma. Ear deformities that are present at birth occasionally overlaps with syndromes that involve other facial and body malformations such as: Hemifacial microsmomia, Treacher Collins Syndrome conditions and more. In addition to correcting the ear deformities the facial and body deformities are corrected at different stages appropriately.
Otoplasty refers to the ear surgery that is used to refine the ears’ shape, size or projection. Dr. Tal Roudner’s goal when performing ear surgery in Miami is to balance the ears with the features of his patient’s face.
Dr. Tal Roudner’s patients choose to have ear surgery when they are unhappy with the structure, shape or projection of their ears. Some patients find that their unhappiness with the appearance of their ears affects their confidence, which can lead to issues with self-esteem.
Whether a patient’s ears have poor shape or structure as genetic malpormation or as the result of a traumatic injury, Dr. Tal Roudner can help harmonize a patient’s ear(s) with his/her facial features. He can offer his patients a more cohesive look when he performs their ear surgery.
After Dr. Tal Roudner performs ear surgery at his Miami office, a patient may have more confidence, which frequently leads to an increase in his/her self-esteem.
The goal of ear surgery in Miami is to enhance the proportion and balance of the face through contouring the ears. Many times, minor changes achieved during ear surgery significantly influence the overall appearance of the face. Dr. Tal Roudner can perform ear surgery at his Miami office to reduce the size of ears that appear too large for the face.
To limit the evidence of scarring, Dr. Tal Roudner will attempt to keep any incisions made during surgery on the backside of his patient’s ear. Should an incision be necessary on another part of the patient’s ear, he will make the incision within the folds of the ear. By keeping the incision within the folds of the ear, it remains discreet.
Dr. Tal Roudner may use internal, non-removable sutures to create, and then secure the newly shaped ear and external sutures to close the incisions on the outer ear.
Dr. Tal Roudner’s expertise allows him to avoid giving his ear surgery patients an unnaturally looking ‘pinned back’ appearance. He strives to give his ear surgery patients a natural looking result that harmonizes with the rest of his/her facial features.
The initial recovery process following ear surgery requires to wear head dressings for 5 to 7 days and then a headband for additional 5 weeks. Most of the swelling resolves in the first 6 weeks. The majority of Dr. Tal Roudner’s ear surgery patients in Miami will experience some discomfort and pain within the first week; however, Dr. Tal Roudner can manage these symptoms with pain relieving medication.
If you live in or near Miami and you are interested in having ear surgery, or any other kind of cosmetic surgery,contact Dr. Roudner’s office today.