Summer will be here soon. It’s that time when thoughts drift to the beaches and backyard barbecues. The trip to the mountains.
It’s also when kids of all ages, pre-teen and teens alike, have free time on their hands. A whole summer’s worth.
But this time off can be put to good use. Because ears frame the face, and, since the ear is fully grown by age 5, there may be pre-teen, teen or college age kids out there who have been dissatisfied with the appearance of their ears for years. Listen up. There is help. Dr. Farzad R. Nahai at the Center for Plastic Surgery at MetroDerm in Atlanta, Georgia, offers Otoplasty and Earlobe Repair procedures that will improve your self-image. And it can be done now. In your time off from school.
Cosmetic plastic surgery of the external ear, known as otoplasty, is a procedure to change the shape, position or size of the ears.
You are a candidate for this elective surgery generally if you feel your ears stick out too far or if you feel your ears are too large for your head. Or if your ears are deformed due to an accident or birth defect. The procedure takes about two hours. The improvement in appearance is immediate and permanent. The healing period is from two to six weeks. See the connection to summer vacation?
If you have been following the fashion trends and wearing earrings or gauges your earlobe may be stretched to the point where cosmetic surgery is needed. Or you may have worn heavy earrings for so long that the lobe is stretched and distorted. That’s where Earlobe Repair surgery comes into play.
Earlobe repair and reduction can correct tears that may lead to infection and improper healing. But, don’t despair. In most cases, patients who undergo earlobe repair are able to continue wearing pierced earrings after their earlobes heal.
Earlobe Repair surgery is a relatively minor surgery that requires only local anesthesia. The procedure typically requires only about 20 minutes per ear. In most cases, tissue does not need to be removed, unless the skin has already begun to heal.
Dr. Farzad R. Nahai, a board-certified plastic surgeon, and his team can repair any type of earlobe disfigurement as well as aesthetic alterations including earlobe size reduction.
Time is ticking away. Don’t let the summer slip by without acting.