Otoplasty - Albuquerque Ear Pinning Operations
Otoplasty is the technical term for ear surgery. Ear surgery can help improve the shape of your ears, better position your ears (by pinning back the ear or raising or lowering the ear), and make your ear size more proportional to your face. Otoplasty is generally not covered by insurance since it is considered cosmetic surgery.
When considering an otoplasty procedure, it is important to clearly discuss your goals and expectations with your surgeon. Having clear communication with your surgeon is paramount to a successful surgery. At Dr. Elizabeth’s office, a picture will be taken of you so that we can clearly show you how your otoplasty may change your appearance.
Typically, small incisions are made behind the ear for ear pinning surgery; these incisions allow the surgeon to reposition and/or reshape the cartilage to improve appearance and function. As an experienced ear, nose, and throat surgeon, Dr. Elizabeth has the artistic skill and medical knowledge to provide you with ears that enhance the beautiful features of your face.
After surgery, your ear(s) will be covered with a bulky pressure dressing; this dressing must remain in place for a couple of days after your surgery. When this initial dressing is removed it will be replaced with a head bandage that must be worn for several weeks. You may experience some discomfort after surgery which can be managed with medication.
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Whether you are suffering from a birth defect, have suffered trauma to your ears, or just aren’t happy with the way your ears look, an Albuquerque otoplasty by Dr. Elizabeth may be able to correct the deficiency you see in your ears.
Dr. Elizabeth graduated magna cum laude from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, a highly renowned international school known as the ‘Harvard of Canada’. She received her Doctorate of Medicine from The Larner College of Medicine at The University of Vermont, graduating with multiple awards including The Pilcher Award for Excellence in Surgery. She completed her five-year Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery Residency at The University of New Mexico. She was then selected for one of the most competitive fellowships in the country in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, with the world-renowned surgeon Dr. Jeffrey H. Spiegel, at Boston University and The Spiegel Center in Boston, Massachusetts.