Ears that protrude or are too large for the face can cause embarrassment and self-consciousness for both children and adults. Children are often ridiculed and taunted for prominent ears, which can lead to self-esteem issues. Fortunately, ear surgery in Lafayette, Louisiana with Dr. J. Kevin Duplechain can be performed on patients whose ears have reached full size (typically around age 5). Dr. Duplechain performs this relatively simple procedure to help improve the appearance of protruding, malformed or asymmetrical ears.
As a board-certified facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Duplechain has extensive training and experience in ear surgery (otoplasty). He and his warm, caring staff are excited to help you turn your aesthetic goals into a reality. If you would like to learn more about ear surgery or any other procedures we offer, request a consultation online or call our office at (337) 326-5158.
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Ear surgery has several benefits for both adults and children. One major benefit of otoplasty is that ears will appear natural and won't detract from the rest of the face. Also, Lafayette ear surgery patients can enjoy more symmetrical and balanced ears. Because the scar is created behind the ear, patients can wear their hair up without worrying about any scars showing.
Dr. Duplechain Explains Your Ear Surgery Procedure
To perform your ear surgery, I will begin by creating an incision behind your ear, so that the scar will remain inconspicuous. Once the incision is created, I will meticulously reshape the cartilage and skin with symmetry and proportion in mind. From there, the ear is folded back and set closer to the head, and stitches are used to hold the ears in place.
Recovery & Results
After your ear surgery, dressings will be applied to protect your ears and promote proper healing. After your dressings are removed (typically around 4 to 7 days after your procedure), you will wear a bandage at night for the next few weeks to help ensure that the ears maintain their position when you sleep. Once you no longer need your head bandage, you may return to normal, everyday activities and enjoy your results.