Big Difference To Appearance

Facial features such as the ears and eyes can make a big difference to a person’s appearance. When the ears project farther from the head than ideal, a person can feel self-conscious on a daily basis as they try to hide their ears with hair, hats and avoiding pictures. This is where an otoplasty can help.

Upper or lower eye bags are typically characterised by protruding fat deposits and/or sagging skin, which either hides the upper eyelids or creates a shadow underneath. Most often, puffy or droopy eyelids give the impression a person is older than they are, or chronically tired. In reality, the appearance of this feature has nothing to do with a person’s health or vitality, yet feeling as though one looks tired can be a daily frustration. All manner of products have been created to “magically” treat under-eye bags but nothing effectively and permanently addresses the issue like a blepharoplasty procedure.

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Otoplasty in Toronto & Whitby

Aesthetically Pleasing Ears

Some individuals are born with ears that have greater protrusion than normal due to the shape and structure of their ear cartilage. At Avenue Plastic Surgery in Toronto, otoplasty procedures are designed to easily correct this issue. Otoplasty is a cosmetic surgery that pins the ears back to rest more closely to the sides of the head. Through an otoplasty, our main goal is to position the ears so that they are symmetric and protrude at a more natural angle for a balanced appearance. We recommend this procedure for patients who have the following characteristics:

  • Significantly protruding ears than normal
  • The negative self-image that can be attributed to ear position
  • Common concerns regarding the ears, such as cupped ears and lop ears

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How Otoplasty Work

Addressing several aesthetic concerns

Otoplasty is a relatively simple surgical procedure designed to improve the appearance of ears by addressing the several aesthetic concerns.

The procedure can improve issues regarding size, shape, and projection. Dr. Golger and Dr. Romy will examine the contours of your ears from different angles and evaluate how they contribute to your overall appearance. Then, using their experienced and keen artistic eye, Dr. Golger and Dr. Romy can perform the otoplasty to achieve an aesthetically pleasing and natural outcome.

The surgical procedure is completed under general anesthetic or intravenous sedation. Incisions are made in the natural folds behind the ear for inconspicuous scarring. Once the cartilage has been reshaped, we use sutures to close incisions and gauze to cover them. Healing is generally fast and uneventful after otoplasty and scars are virtually invisible due to their placement.

The different types of otoplasty procedures

Ear pinning surgery for protruding ears is the most common request we receive related to ears. To correct this issue, we perform a specific procedure known as pinnaplasty or ear pinning surgery. This can decrease the level of projection of your ears from the head and is used for patients of all ages.

Ear lobe surgery for stretched lobes – some individuals with thin or stretched ear lobes find that their ears have a bottom-heavy appearance that can be aesthetically displeasing. While this can be due to genetics, it is a very common characteristic of the normal aging process that causes the lobes to sag and enlarge. With an ear lobe surgery targeting stretched-out earlobes, we can achieve a more balanced proportion between the upper and lower ear features.

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What is the recovery process like after an otoplasty?

After otoplasty, we advise our patients to protect their ears with a soft headband. You should expect some mild discomfort, which can be managed with prescription or over-the-counter medications. In general, patients require 7-10 days for full recovery from a Toronto otoplasty. Your surgeon will provide further detail about your recovery process to you.

Are there any risks associated with an otoplasty?

As otoplasty is a surgical procedure, there will be some risks associated with it. The possible issues include asymmetry, bleeding, infection, poor healing, and sensitivity changes. During your consultation, we will review the risks and potential complications in detail with you.

The cost of a Toronto otoplasty

An otoplasty is a highly personalized procedure. The cost of your Toronto otoplasty will vary based on the type of otoplasty performed along with other factors. The average cost of an otoplasty at Avenue Plastic Surgery is around $4,500 – $5,500. Financing options are available that can help make the payment process more manageable for our patients.

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