Large or protruding ears can lead to anxiety and teasing for children and young adults. When Dr. Jack Fisher sees patients with these problems, he often recommends otoplasty or ear surgery at his Nashville practice. This procedure is usually performed during childhood (after about 4 years of age) but adult patients also are good candidates. Otoplasty will reposition the ears by pulling them closer to the head. In the hands of a board-certified surgeon like Dr. Fisher, the ears can be noticeably changed to create a more proportional, natural look.
If you live in or around Nashville and have otoplasty (ear surgery) questions, request a consultation online with Dr. Fisher, or call our office at (615) 329-4227 and one of our staff members will schedule your appointment.
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Choosing Otoplasty from Dr. Fisher
During your consultation, Dr. Fisher will talk to you about what you hope to achieve from otoplasty. He will take the time to answer any questions as well as discuss the procedure in detail with you. After a full ear examination, he will give you his expert opinion on what is possible.
In some cases, a patient might think only one ear needs to be pinned back. Dr. Fisher often suggests both be pinned back to achieve a more symmetrical appearance. You should plan on spending one hour at your consultation.
Your Surgery & Recovery
Prior to your otoplasty procedure, Dr. Fisher will give you preoperative and postoperative instructions to follow. To be prepared and make the recovery process easier, we suggest you follow these instructions closely. Dr. Fisher performs ear surgery on an outpatient basis using a general or local anesthetic. The otoplasty surgery takes one hour to complete.
Dr. Fisher can perform the procedure using several different methods. He will review each of these methods in detail during your consultation. All techniques involve the removing or reshaping of the ear cartilage through an incision to bring the ears closer to the head. While there will be a small scar, it is usually located behind the ear and will fade over time.
Following otoplasty, the recovery process will differ between adults and children. Children will be required to wear a protective head garment for one week. Adults will only be required to wear an elastic band. Again, to make the recovery process easier, you should follow Dr. Fisher's instructions closely. If you have any questions after surgery, do not hesitate to call the office.