Conveniently located to serve Indianapolis and Carmel, IN
Prominent ears that stand out from the side of the head can be a major source of embarrassment for both children and adults. This problem has the greatest impact on children starting around age 6 when teasing by peers becomes more prevalent. This can lead to social withdrawal and unnecessary stress that negatively affects school performance and behavior. At Chegar Facial Plastic Surgery, we are dedicated to providing our patients with personalized and natural-looking results from their ear reshaping surgery in Indianapolis.
What is Otoplasty?
Otoplasty, sometimes referred to as ear pinning, is the procedure to reshape the ears. Most commonly, the angle between the ear and the head is narrowed, but other changes such as reducing the size, improving symmetry or recreating the natural folds will improve the ears’ appearance.
Recovering From Your Otoplasty
Otoplasty is done under a general anesthetic for children but can be done with a local anesthetic for adults and older teenagers. Incisions are made behind the ear and closed with sutures that are removed in 1 week. For the first week, a bulky dressing is kept over the ears for protection. Sometimes, Dr. Chegar recommends use of a headband over the ears at night while sleeping for 1-2 months after surgery.
Patients may return to school or work 7-10 days after surgery, although some bruising and swelling may still be visible up to 2-3 weeks. Dr. Chegar recommends avoiding heavy exertion and exercise for 2 weeks after surgery and absolutely no contact sports or activities that may traumatize the ear for 6 weeks.
The Cost of Ear
Otoplasty is typically not covered by insurance for adults. Parents are advised to inquire with their insurance provider to see if there is covered benefits for their child. During your consultation. Dr. Chegar can go over the expected cost of your ear reshaping surgery in Indianapolis and let you know about the payment options available to you.
Your Otoplasty at Chegar Facial Plastic Surgery will be performed by specialist Dr. Burke Chegar in Carmel, IN.
Schedule a Consultation for Your Ear Surgery
Contact Chegar Facial Plastic Surgery today to schedule a consultation for your ear surgery. Dr. Chegar can address any questions or concerns you may have about the procedure, let you know if you are a good candidate for ear reshaping, and provide you with excellent results from your ear reshaping in Indianapolis.
I had an outstanding experience at Chegar Facial Plastic Surgery. Dr. Chegar is an amazing surgeon. He is an artist with great communication and listening skills. His staff is absolutely wonderful—they are knowledgeable, very reassuring and always available to answer the many questions I had before and after the surgery. I’m thrilled with the results!