How is otoplasty surgery performed?
New York City and New Jersey Board Certified Cosmetic Plastic Surgeon and Pediatric Craniofacial Surgeon, Dr. Mesa will perform otoplasty under anesthesia. Dr. Mesa will make a small incision in the back of the ear to expose the ear cartilage. Then he will sculpt the cartilage and bend it back toward the head.
Non-absorbable stitches may be used to help maintain the new shape. In certain cases, Dr. Mesa will remove a larger piece of cartilage to provide a more natural-looking fold when the surgery is complete. Once the surgery is completed, protective bulky dressings are placed in the ears. A lighter head dressing similar to a headband will be placed to keep the ear dressings in place.
Patients are discharged home after recovering from anesthesia. Dr. John Mesa is fellowship trained in Craniofacial Surgery at Michigan University, and Cosmetic Plastic Surgery of the face at University of Alabama which gives him additional credentials, experience and knowledge to perform high quality plastic surgery of the face.