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Ear Surgery in Santa Barbara – Otoplasty

A number of people have issues with the appearance of their ears. Most of them site that they protrude a bit too much, they are too small, or they have curved inwards too much. These appearances of the ear can be very disturbing to one especially when they are younger as they are subject to bullying and jokes. However, there is a straightforward way in which this may be solved, and the procedure is called otoplasty, or ear surgery. This is a minor surgical activity done on ones ears to correct any deformities till they achieve the kind of ears that they like. This surgery is dependent on a wide range of things such as it may be done on both children and adults depending on when the problem became major.

Who Is A Candidate For Ear Surgery?

The surgery may be done on children above the age of four years and adults. Since my practice is based on office surgery under local anesthesia, I limit the surgery today for teenagers and adults. In adults, Dr. Sheffield will examine the ear to determine what should be done and to explain to the patient what it will take to achieve their desired results.

Ear Surgery can help restore the symmetry of your appearance. If you want a surgical approach to help improve your self-esteem and confidence by restoring the balance to your head and face, contact Dr. Sheffield at SB Aesthetics to discuss a treatment plan to determine if you are a candidate for ear surgery.

Call (805) 318-3280 to schedule your consultation or submit an inquiry with our online contact form today!

What Ear Surgery Involves

During the examination Dr. Sheffield will determine the perfect technique to solve the issue with your ear. If the bowl of the ear is excessive it may require some reduction. Asymmetry of the ears is very common also.

Where Ear Surgery Is Done

The procedure is performed in the office under local anesthesia. The ear surgery takes about two hours for really simple and straight forward cases, but this number increases with the increase of the complexity of the ear surgery.

Ear Surgery is a type of surgery that can really help a lot of people especially those who want to vary their hairstyle and want a more natural shape to the ear. For adults one can go back to work after about five days. There will be soreness of the ear to a mild degree for several months.

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Interested to know about your ear surgery options?  Whether you are thinking about having cosmetic surgery, a non-surgical procedure or have had prior surgery and are seeking additional touch-ups, it is critical to work with a skilled plastic surgeon that specializes in facial procedures. Dr. Robert Sheffield is a board-certified facial plastic surgeon at SB Aesthetics offering services to those in Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, San Luis Obispo, Oxnard and Ventura, CA, and the surrounding communities.  Dr. Sheffield offers patients a customized treatment plan and is available to answer your questions. To schedule a consultation, call 805.318.3280 today.


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