Otoplasty in Melbourne, FL
Ear surgery, or otoplasty, is recommended for teenagers and adults who are unhappy with the size and shape of their ears. Castellon Plastic Surgery Center, led by board-certified plastic surgeon Mauricio J. Castellon, MD, offers ear surgery and other types of facial surgery for men and women who live in Melbourne, Brevard County and the surrounding communities of Central Florida.
What is Otoplasty?
Otoplasty is surgery on the ears to improve the shape and size. As a board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Castellon can help with ears that are out of proportion with the face and head, such as being too large or small. Otoplasty also helps with how far the ears stand out from the head.
Benefits of Ear Surgery
Although ear surgery can be performed on adults, children and teenagers often experience the greatest benefits. Young patients can be subjected to teasing due to the size, shape, and position of their ears. Otoplasty positions the ears closer to the head and helps with any issues related to ear size.
Who is the Ideal Candidate for Otoplasty?
Ear surgery can be performed on children, teenagers, and adults. The primary consideration for younger patients is that the ears should be fully developed.
What Do I Need to Do Before Having Ear Surgery?
You should entrust your care and that of your child to the skills and expertise of board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Castellon. He has an amazing bedside manner, and children immediately feel comfortable with him. Dr. Castellon will explain the surgery as well as the anticipated results.
What Should I Expect on the Day of My Otoplasty?
You should prepare your child for surgery by keeping the experience very exciting. The procedure is performed at a surgery center, and this can be intimidating for younger patients. The medical staff will help you feel at ease before, during and after the procedure. Part of every ear surgery involves spending some time in our recovery area so that we can monitor your progress. Adults may want to have a friend or family member available to drive them home.
How Long Does It Take to Perform Ear Surgery?
Depending on the type of ear surgery that is being performed, the procedure can take one to two hours.
What Should I Expect After My Otoplasty?
Your ears will be vulnerable to injury for the first few weeks after your ear surgery. You should avoid contact sports and other activities that may result in trauma to your ears. Dr. Castellon will schedule follow-up appointments so that he can check how your ears are healing and address your questions and concerns.
When Will I See Full Results of My Ear Surgery?
Full recovery from otoplasty can take a few weeks or months. The cartilage in the ears needs time to heal. You will be able to see initial results when the bandages are removed.
How Long Will the Results of Otoplasty Last?
The results of ear surgery are permanent.
How Much Does Ear Surgery Cost in Melbourne?
In most cases, otoplasty is not covered by your medical insurance because the surgery is considered elective. We are better able to provide a cost of your ear surgery after your consultation. Castellon Plastic Surgery Center accepts payment by cash and check as well as credit card, including MasterCard® and Visa®. If you are interested in financing the cost of your otoplasty, we encourage you to apply with CareCredit® and LendingUSA.com.
Ear surgery can help children, teenagers and adults feel more comfortable with the size, shape, and position of the ears. Castellon Plastic Surgery Center offers otoplasty for children, teenagers, and adults who live in Melbourne, Brevard County and the surrounding communities of Central Florida. Contact us today to schedule your personal consultation.