FAQ: Otoplasty

If you have disproportional ears due to genetics or an accident or any form of injury and wish to make the ears on each side to be symmetrical

It is able to improve the proportion, size, and shape of the ear and overall repair any disfigured ears

Some risk and complications are blood clots, infection, overcorrection, contour distortion, hearing loss (very rare)

There are home-made remedies using adhesive material to fold back the ears or manipulate the shape and a non-suture technique.

There are no other surgical techniques.

You can see pre and post-operative result in our office, on my website, or during consultation

No, it should not when performed properly

It should last a lifetime

If you are older than 16 years, it should range from $3,500 – $4,000

The incisions are made on the back of the ear, where the ear cartilage will be removed or sutured, in order to reshape the ear.

There will be some swelling after the surgery but the results are noticeable right away when the bandages are removed

Recovery time should take around 3 months, in order for all the swelling to subside

The swelling should go down dramatically the first week and will take a full 3 months for all minor swelling to disappear.

There is moderate pain but medication will be provided to help manage with this

患者可以服用额外强度的泰诺,泰诺3,Percocet来缓解疼痛。

The scars from the incision are usually well hidden behind the ears

手术是门诊手术。患者将被关在诊所几个小时,直到他们从手术中醒来并准备离开。

You should be able to get back to 80% of your daily activities within one week. I encourage my patients to ambulate and resume light activities within a few days after surgery. We recommend that you do not do any heavy exercise or weight lift for 3 weeks

通常,您不应在手术后的前48小时内开车。同样,如果您正在服用大量坏死药,则不应开车。我的大多数客户通常在3-4天后开车。

Patients can return to their normal routine within 1-2 weeks.

我的手术通常在全身麻醉下进行,但脊柱和镇静部位也可以。

我所有的患者在手术前但通常在手术当天去看麻醉师。对于有特殊需要的人,我经常在手术前几天安排与麻醉师会诊。

Your medication list will be reviewed prior to surgery.

The decision to stop your medications will be discussed when your medications are reviewed.

对于我的患者,常规实验室检查(例如CBC,电解质,肝功能,INR,PTT,心电图检查)相当常规。如果患者有特殊医疗状况,则可以订购其他检查。

我和我的麻醉师都希望在手术前6小时停止进食和饮水。如果手术前有指示,可以用一小口水服药

我们建议您在手术前30分钟到达。如果手术时间已更改,我们也会在您的手机上尝试您。

您可以打电话给我的办公室。我们的地址可以在线获得,也可以使用移动应用进行指导

您需要有人在手术后将您带回家,因为不允许开车。

  • 安排某人在家里和工作中承担责任
  • 最好让某人在家里和工作中承担责任,直到您准备好承担这些责任为止。
  • Arrange for someone to take you home from the hospital. Arrange for someone to stay with you the first night after surgery
  • 如果您有其他疑问,请致电您的医生
  • 手术后会给您一个电话和/或发短信给我。
  • 如果您在手术后10天内生病(即使是小病,例如感冒),请通知医生
  • I like to have close contact with our patients. If you have any concern after your surgery, please contact our office.
  • 按照医生的建议停止进食和/或饮水
  • 我和我的麻醉师都希望在手术前6小时停止进食和饮水。如果手术前有指示,可以用一小口水服药
  • 手术前24小时请勿吸烟或饮酒
  • I like having our clients stop smoking one week before surgery and two weeks after. If you cannot stop completely as least try to decrease the amount you smoke. It is a good idea to abstain from alcohol 24 hours before surgery.
  • 确保您拥有医生的联系信息
  • 确保您有访客前往医院/办公室的指示

It usually takes 1 to 2 hours.

我们的客户通常会在手术结束后的10分钟内醒来。

您通常会在手术后的10分钟内醒来,您的家人会在手术后的一小时内看到您。

我通常在手术室开始使用抗生素,您可能还要再口服48小时。

  • 确保已通过姓名和出生日期确认您的身份
  • 确保您的程序已被确认
  • 确保已标出正确的手术部位
  • 确认您可能有的任何过敏和副作用
  • 确保您了解并签署了知情同意书
    您将有时间审查同意书,我想确保您理解并询问了您可能遇到的所有问题。

我通常会在恢复室以及在手术后一到两天与您交谈,以解释您的手术情况。

这取决于您的医疗状况,我将在您进行术前咨询时与您讨论。

我通常希望您继续使用常规药物,但可能导致出血的药物除外。我将与您进一步讨论。

手术后不久即可喝水和液体。

我的程序通常是在门诊就诊,您将待几个小时。如果患者准备好了,我只会让他们回家。

您需要满足所有出院标准,然后才能回家。

您将获得术中用药;局部阻滞以及口服和父母镇痛药,以确保您感到舒适。

您应该在手术日之前将药物装满。

可能导致出血或改变您的医疗状况的任何调解必须在手术前停止或更改。术前访问时,我将与您详细讨论。

Just keep the area clean and dry.

Keep the head elevated with high pillows and wearing a protective head band can help reduce any chance of unintentional rubbing or pulling of the ear

Taking your pain medication can help relive any discomfort you may have and avoid any contact with the area

我通常会给您带口服止痛药和一些抗生素。

The bandages are usually removed at your first follow-up appointment

No. The sutures will remain permanently.

It is advised that vigorous activity should be avoided for a few weeks and our patient can do light activities at home.

Sexual activity can be resumed after a few weeks when majority of the swelling has subside

Patients may go back to work after the surgery one week but this may be longer if their work is physically demanding

只要您没有任何麻醉药,通常就可以在手术后48小时内开车。

  • 确保护理人员在护理前后洗手
  • 不要等到剧烈疼痛才需要止痛药
  • 在医护人员离开房间之前,请确保通话按钮触手可及
  • 站起来之前,请坐在床边几分钟,以免头晕
  • 如果您感到虚弱或头晕,请勿在没有帮助的情况下起床
  • 您发烧高于华氏100.4度
  • 您呼吸急促或胸痛
  • 您会发现手术切口周围发红,肿胀,发热或疼痛加剧
  • 您会注意到切口正在分离,或者切口中已感染了分泌物
  • 您的绷带反复被血液浸透
  • Your ears feel numb or cold
  • 您有您现有的止痛药无法控制的疼痛
  • 遵医嘱服用止痛药和其他药物
  • 服用处方止痛药时请勿开车
  • 手术后十天不要泡澡或游泳
  • 保持切口清洁干燥
  • Follow your doctor’s instructions on caring for the bandages on your ear
  • Follow your doctor’s instructions on your sleeping position to help you avoid discomfort while sleeping
  • 只要医生建议,就避免剧烈运动和繁重的举动
  • 按照医生的指示恢复正常的日常活动
  • 按照医生的指示恢复性行为

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