Ear Surgery (Otoplasty) in Chicago, IL – Improve Ear Shape and Proportion
Are you looking for ear surgery in Chicago? Otoplasty, also known as ear-pinning, is a surgical procedure designed to enhance the shape, position, and proportion of the ear. It is an effective solution for correcting deformities, birth defects, and trauma-related injuries. While otoplasty is commonly performed on children, it is also sought after by young adults and older individuals.
For children, it is generally recommended to undergo ear-pinning before starting school, but it is advised to wait until the age of 5 when the ears have finished growing. Based on the specific deformity, our evaluation determines whether creating the missing cartilage fold alone will suffice or if additional techniques like cartilage resection or ear-to-skull suturing are necessary.
The otoplasty procedure can typically be performed under local anesthesia in our Chicago office, often lasting about 45 minutes per ear. Incisions are strategically placed at the back of the ear, ensuring they remain invisible.. Postoperative care is minimal, with bandages removed two days after surgery. For two months following the procedure, it is recommended to wear a protective bandana during sleep to safeguard the ears.
Care and Recovery
Recovery is generally smooth, with immediate visible results. Slight sensitivity may persist for a few months but does not cause significant pain.
Other Issues in the Ear
In addition to otoplasty, our skilled team addresses other ear-related conditions, such as torn earlobes, keloids in the ears, and various congenital deformities. If you have any concerns or questions, we encourage you to reach out to our office or schedule a telemedicine consultation.
While otoplasty costs may vary depending on individual needs, it remains an affordable procedure, and we provide the option for the procedure to be done under local anesthesia, prioritizing patient comfort.
Choose Dr. Makhlouf’s expertise for your ear surgery needs in Chicago. Experience the transformation and boost your confidence with beautifully shaped ears.
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