Otoplasty with Dr. Torgerson
What is Otoplasty?
Otoplasty (commonly known as Ear Surgery) is a cosmetic procedure that improves and reshapes the appearance of the outer ears.
In certain individuals, the folds around the ear may fail to normally develop, causing the ears to project outwards like cups from the side of the head. In other cases, excess ear cartilage can develop, which results in normally shaped ears that stick out excessively. Because each ear develops independently, one ear may protrude more than the other or have a noticeably different shape. In either case, this creates an awkward visual imbalance.
Ear Surgery Procedure
How Is Otoplasty (Ear Surgery) Performed?
At Dr. Torgerson’s private Toronto Surgical Facility, ear cosmetic surgery usually takes about one to two hours and can be done under local anesthesia. The technique and duration will vary depending on the nature of the problem. During this procedure, one of the techniques Dr. Torgerson uses is to make a small incision in the back of the ear to expose the cartilage. He will then sculpt the cartilage and bend it back toward the head. Non-removable stitches may be used to help maintain the new shape. Occasionally, the surgeon will remove a larger piece of cartilage to provide a more natural-looking fold once the surgery is complete.
Dr. Torgerson has a keen aesthetic sense and uses it in conjunction with his expertise to achieve optimal results for all of his otoplasty patients. Candidates for otoplasty can vary from children under their parent’s care to teenagers to grown adults who have decided they would like to correct their areas of concern. Ear Surgery is one of the most psychologically rewarding forms of plastic surgery and has great self-confidence benefits.
Any Signs Of Plastic Surgery Are Well Hidden
The recovery time for Otoplasty is 1 week, and any removable sutures come out in 1week, although depending on the form of ear surgery, there may be no sutures to remove. Immediately following surgery, the patient will recover for a few hours in a private recovery room. Following that, the patient will be released into the care of a responsible family member or friend and be able to return home on the same day. A patient will need to wear a headband dressing over their ears for the first few days and be careful during sleep to not put excess pressure on their ears.
Detailed post-operative instructions are given to otoplasty patients, and Dr. Torgerson’s personal contact information is available for patients so they can have immediate contact through phone, text, or email 24 hours a day. The ears are tender for 3 to 5 days, but most people find that they are back into their normal routine shortly thereafter. Complications are rare and, if they do occur, are usually minor. Following the post-care instructions and choosing a reputable Facial Plastic Surgeon will minimize the risks as well. For the most part, after the ear healing is complete, any signs of plastic surgery are well hidden, and most people will not be able to discern if a patient has had ear surgery or not.
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Correction Of The Earlobe
Are You Concerned About Your Earlobe?
Some patients are concerned only about their earlobe. Many women have experienced stretching or tears due to heavy earrings and would like it repaired. Others may simply feel that their earlobe is too long or that it has too many wrinkles and large creases. Dr. Torgerson is able to reshape and repair the earlobe, resulting in a more aesthetically pleasing appearance. The earlobe repair can be done quickly and easily under local anesthesia, and patients can return to their normal activities very quickly.
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State-Of-The-Art Surgical Facility
Our facility offers a luxurious, comfortable and private setting for consultations and surgery with a waiting room that is both spacious and inviting. Although we hope you don’t have to spend too much time waiting to see Dr. Torgerson, within a few minutes you will feel relaxed and at ease.
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