Some of us are born with facial features that we aren’t very fond of. Protruding ears are can be a source of embarrassment for some people. If your ears are causing you emotional discomfort, then you would be a candidate for ear surgery.
Otoplasty, or surgery to correct protruding ears, can be performed at almost any age, so it is never too late! Dr. McLean will reshape your ears so that they are placed closer to your head. The incisions are placed behind the ears so that the scars are well hidden. Ear surgery will renew your self- confidence.
Otoplasty can be performed comfortably and safely in the privacy of our Mississauga cosmetic clinic. You will be asleep for the entire procedure. You wake in the care of a kindly and expert nurse who assists you to prepare to go home.
A gauze bandage is worn for a week after surgery to ensure that the ears heal in their new position. You can return to work and/or school within a week. Sports and activities that may affect the ears should be avoided for up to 6 weeks.
All surgeries run the risk of potential complications. For an overview of risks and concerns associated with surgery, please click here. Dr. McLean will provide a thorough review of the risk factors that are specific to you and your chosen procedure.
The cost of ear surgery varies according to what you and Dr. McLean determine is required to give you the look you want with the best results. Your questions and concerns will be addressed personally by Dr. McLean and his team during an in-depth consultation.
If there are other areas of concern that you’d like addressed during your ear surgery, facial procedures such as eye lid surgery or body contouring such as liposuction can be performed during the same surgical visit.
We all know that we take risks in life every day. The risks of surgery are very much like those of everyday life: really bad things (like being hit by a truck) are rare. Less bad things (like getting a hangnail) are more common.
When we think of the downside of surgery we think of things like infection (most infections are readily treatable), bleeding (generally well controlled during surgery), fluid collection, bad scars (wide, lumpy or discoloured, for example) and healing problems (leading to unexpected scarring). Most plastic surgery involves two sides of the body and they are never totally identical with or without surgery. Sensation can be altered by surgery. For example, loss of nipple sensation is a risk of many breast procedures.
As part of your preparation for surgery at the McLean Clinic, we provide you with information about the risks of the procedures you are undergoing. This is to inform you, not to frighten you! You will have the opportunity to discuss the risks with your doctor and we encourage you to ask questions and make sure that you understand everything you need to.