Men and women considering otoplasty (ear surgery) in Orlando often do so after years of experiencing self-consciousness about enlarged or prominent ears. Otoplasty patients are typically among the most satisfied of plastic surgery patients, due to the tremendous impact this procedure has on their self-esteem.
If you are troubled by the appearance of your ears, you've found the solution in Dr. Spence, renowned throughout Florida for his exceptional facial plastic surgery experience, knowledge, and skills. He will meticulously analyze your entire face, listen attentively and thoughtfully to your concerns, and provide you with the beautifully sculpted, naturally balanced results you want.
Take the first step on your journey to enhancing the appearance of your ears. Request a consultation with Dr. Spence today. Or, you can give us a call at (407) 999-2585, and one of our knowledgeable staff members will be happy to help you.
Who is a Candidate for Ear Surgery?
You may benefit from ear surgery if you have:
- Overly large ears
- Ears that protrude from your face
- Misshapen ears
- Large, torn or misshapen ear lobes.
To view the naturally beautiful results that Dr. Spence achieves, view our Before and After Photos.
Preparing for Your Procedure
In contrast to many other surgeons who offer ear surgery, Dr. Spence conducts a detailed evaluation of the facial aesthetics involved in your procedure, including your skin, your facial bone structure, and a discussion of the results that you want to achieve. He uses that information to design an ear surgery treatment plan that can correct concerns such as protruding or enlarged ears, achieving balance among the facial features.
Dr. Spence will also provide you with detailed instructions for your recovery, so that you can prepare ahead of time.
Ear Surgery Procedure
Performed in an outpatient setting, ear surgery requires only local anesthesia to keep you comfortable throughout your procedure. Dr. Spence conceals the incisions behind your ears or in the crease of the ears, where they blend into the skin folds. He then precisely corrects your concerns, from torn earlobes to protruding ears. After the alterations are made, Dr. Spence completes the procedure with tiny sutures to facilitate the healing process and minimize scars.
Recovery & Results
No overnight stay is needed after the procedure. Dr. Spence provides instructions for recovery, and most patients experience only mild discomfort, which can be alleviated with oral medication. Patients usually return to their regular routines in 5 to 7 days. However, Dr. Spence usually recommends that vigorous physical activity be avoided for about a month.
The benefits of otoplasty from Dr. Spence include beautifully shaped ears that are in proportion with the other facial features. Patients concerned with misshapen or overly large ear lobes typically tell him that they love the improvement after surgery, and many of Dr. Spence's patients say that for the first time in their lives, they aren't embarrassed to pull back their hair and reveal their ears!