One of the main reasons that men opt to get ear surgery is to improve the appearance of their ears in relation to the rest of their facial features. This surgery helps to reposition the ears and their projection from the head, which can improve self-esteem and overall self-confidence. Dr. Wallach will listen to each of your individual needs and concerns to make sure this technique gives the best results possible.
There are two different incisions that could be used for the ear surgery technique. The incision will be based upon your anatomy as well as the desired changes. The incision will either be placed inside or behind the ear. During the procedure excess cartilage can be removed, folds can be recreated, the size and shape can be changed as well. This surgery is often done under local anesthesia with intravenous sedation, but general anesthesia can be used as well. This procedure is very beneficial for men who wish to change their ears for more confidence but also have realistic expectations when it comes to what results can be achieved.
You will be able to go home the same day of the procedure. You will need someone to drive you home and stay with you for the first day following the surgery. Bandages will be placed on the ears for the first few days to help with bleeding, swelling, and any chance of infection. It is important to rest during this time and not to lay on your operated ear. Most men can return to work and light activity after a week following the surgery. You can usually return to the gym within about three weeks after the procedure.
During a consultation with Dr. Wallach, he will walk you through the aspects of the procedure, including preparation and recovery instructions. Each procedure is different for each patient and is catered to the individual needs, wants, and concerns of the patient.