Otoplasty the "Pinning Back" of the Ears
In cases of protruding or over-developed ears, the procedure of otoplasty may be an option. Otoplasty is commonly referred to as "pinning back" of the ears. It is available for children once their ears have stopped developing around the age of six. Over-developed ears can be the cause of psychological stress and trauma. Treatment should start at a young age before it becomes a serious issue. Trained in several surgical procedures related to maxillofacial, facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, Dr. Hiranaka can eliminate the majority of the problems related to protruding ears.
Before surgery, understanding your overall health and evaluating your medical history is necessary prior to surgery in addition to making a complete examination of your ears, in order to take the most effective surgical approach. Be sure to discuss all these issues including shape and types of anesthesia, when looking for facial plastic surgeons.
Dr. Hiranaka will provide you with pre-operative instructions that may include the elimination of specific drugs containing aspirin several weeks before surgery to minimize excess bleeding. Dr. Hiranaka may prescribe antibiotics to prevent infection.
The areas excised will be marked and digital photographs taken in order to document the amount of improvement after surgery. Take some time to view otoplasty before and after pictures by skilled surgeons on LocateADoc.com and find a local doctor in your area.
Dr. Hiranaka and his staff are dedicated to improving the lives of their patients by providing the highest quality of care related to functional and aesthetic surgery of the jaws, face, and related structures. If you are in the Kailua-Kona, Hawaii area and are thinking about ear surgery (otoplasty) contact Dr. Hiranaka to discuss.