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Otoplasty (Ear Tuck) Scottsdale

Ears that stick out more than average can be a real source of embarrassment for both boys and girls (and men and women). It can be especially challenging for young boys, who generally can’t use their hair to hide them. Protuberant ears may be result of developmental issues with the rim of the ear, the base of the ear, or combinations of problems.

Dr. White Is experienced in correcting these problems, and will discuss the desired results with you during your consultation.

Otoplasty Procedure Information:

The procedure is typically done under general anesthesia at the Virginia Piper Outpatient Surgery Center. Incisions are usually hidden behind the ear. The ear is coaxed into proper alignment with a combination of removal of excess tissue, and suturing the cartilage into the proper folds. The dressing consists of cotton molded to the ear with a wrap around the head. This is changed to a simple headband worn for a week full-time and then at night for a few more weeks. Pain is controlled with oral medications. Sutures are dissolvable, but sometimes knots may be removed after a week or two. The ear remains easily damaged for months until the cartilage scars into its new shape. You must protect them during this time. Dr. White may overcorrect them slightly to allow for mild stretching out as the swelling ebbs.

Scottsdale Earlobe Surgery:

You may be tired of your gauges, naturally have disproportionately large earlobes, have torn earlobes after wearing heavy earrings, or simply have sagging elongated earlobes from age. Regardless, Dr. White can help you reshape and renew your earlobes. This type of surgery is done in the office procedure room using local anesthesia. No dressing is needed and sutures are removed at around a week. If we are repairing your torn earlobes, Dr. White will re-pierce them for you after 6 weeks if healing proceeds normally. You generally CANNOT re-pierce them in exactly the same place as scar tissue is not as strong as your natural tissue, and will tend to re-tear unless placed elsewhere. Shriveled or wrinkled earlobes that have lost youthful fullness can be improved temporarily with fillers, or more permanently with fat from elsewhere on your body.

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Dr. White primarily operates at Piper Outpatient Center, and they have temporarily suspended all elective surgeries. So far it is for 2 weeks, but that will be reassessed constantly. Our apologies for the postponed surgeries! Once we have a better idea as to when regular operations will resume, we will let you know! Please stay safe and we will update you as we go along!

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