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Ear Surgery

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While the ears are a small part of our overall body, the size, shape, and position of them can cause plenty of people to feel less confident than they normally would. Don’t struggle any longer! Ear surgery, also known as otoplasty, can address a wide range of concerns and give you a significant boost to your confidence and self-esteem. 

  • What is Ear Surgery?

    Ear surgery (otoplasty surgery) is an outpatient procedure that corrects prominent ears and ears injured from trauma. The cause of a prominent ear is either an absence of the external ear fold (the helix) or a jutting out of the base of the ear. Ear surgery aims to bring prominent ears closer to the head and treat misshapen ears caused by injury. It can address concerns with one or both ears.

    Patients considering correction of a prominent ear or injured earlobes will first see Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Wilson in consultation. During this consultation, Dr. Wilson will determine the most appropriate approach for correction of the ear. This may include ear reshaping, ear reduction, ear pinning, or another approach. Following this consultation, a date for surgery is set.

    Cosmetic ear surgery can be performed either under general or local anesthesia (without sedation).

  • Who is a Good Candidate for Ear Surgery? 

    Whether or not you’re a good candidate for ear surgery can depend on a number of factors. Ear surgery is available for adults who meet the following criteria:

    • Are generally healthy without a life-threatening illness or medical conditions that could impair the healing process.
    • Are nonsmokers, as smoking can significantly affect recovery and results.
    • Able to communicate their feelings and expectations clearly.
    • These qualifications ensure that you are in the best condition to undergo the procedure and achieve optimal results.

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BOARD-CERTIFIED PLASTIC SURGEON

Dr. Anthony Wilson

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When you are seeking a qualified and talented plastic surgeon, look no further than board-certified Dr. Anthony Wilson with AW Plastic Surgery. Dr. Wilson has a passion for both aesthetic and reconstructive surgery of the face and the body. He takes deep satisfaction in giving his patients the tools they need to feel confident, whole, and beautiful, no matter where they are in their aesthetic journey.

Dr. Wilson is recognized as an expert in cosmetic facial enhancement through both surgical and non-surgical measures. He is a national trainer for Revance and attends industry training to stay on top of the latest techniques. He conducts a multi-layered approach to aging and aesthetics, combining skincare and surgery to achieve a customized, natural result. Part of AW Plastic Surgery’s positive patient results stem from a stellar supporting group of aesthetic professionals. Dr. Wilson is backed by a strong team of injectors, nurses, and aestheticians at AW Plastic Surgery who ensure a high level of service.

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I had a fantastic experience in my breast augmentation with Dr. Wilson and the whole team at AW Plastic. I made serval appointments to chose and then double check that the implant size I wanted was really the size I wanted. Everyone was so patient and knowledgeable when I felt so uncertain about sizing. In the end, I felt extremely comfortable and confident that Dr. Wilson heard my concerns and was going to do everything he could to give me the results I wanted. I couldn’t be happier with my outcome and I would recommend this practice to everyone I know! Thank you, Dr. Wilson and all of the nurses at AWPS!

– Sarah W.

  • The Ear Surgery Procedure

    Ear surgery will begin with the administration of local or general anesthesia, depending on your preferences and what Dr. Wilson recommends for you. Once the anesthesia sets in, incisions will be made. Typically, any incisions made to address overly large ears, protruding ears, ear deformity, or other ear trauma are placed on the back surface of the ear.

    If any incisions are made to the front of the ear, they will be made within the folds of the ear.

    Once excess ear cartilage is removed and the ear is reshaped with sutures, the incisions will be closed with stitches, and bandages will be applied to the surgical area.

  • Recovery

    Discomfort immediately following ear surgery is normal and can be controlled with pain medication. You may also experience some itchiness under your bandages, but you’ll want to keep your bandages intact and on your incisions to ensure proper healing.

    Dr. Wilson will also provide specific instructions on how to take care of your incisions, what medications to take to help with any discomfort and healing, and when to schedule follow-up appointments.

    During your recovery process, you’ll want to avoid applying any excess force to your ears, avoid excess sun exposure and tanning beds, and try to ensure your ears aren’t jostled or moved around too much. This may mean you need to avoid clothing that goes over your head until you’re further along in the healing process.

    You will likely notice some results immediately with full results showing up relatively quickly (in about one to two weeks) as the swelling goes down and your bandages are removed. You shouldn’t have to worry about any visible scarring as any scars will be hidden behind the ear or in the natural creases.

Schedule A Consultation 

Is your confidence or self-esteem taking a hit because of the size, shape, or position of your ears? Ear surgery at AW Plastic Surgery may be the perfect solution. Dr. Wilson will listen to your concerns, discuss your medical history, examine your ears, and then build a customized treatment plan that fits your needs. Start your journey today and schedule a consultation. Call our Portsmouth, NH office, or use our online contact form. 

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