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Otoplasty Gold Coast Cosmetic Ear Surgery

Choose Dr Terrence Scamp for your Otoplasty surgery at our Marina Mirage practice on the Gold Coast.

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Gold Coast Ear Surgeon What is cosmetic ear surgery (Otoplasty)

Otoplasty is sometimes referred to as ear pinning surgery or ear correction. It is a surgical procedure that can alter the shape and position of your ears.

It also can reduce or alter the ears’ size for people concerned about their ears’ proportion in relation to their other features. If you are unhappy with your ears’ shape, size, or protrusion, you may be a candidate for ear correction otoplasty.

Gold Coast surgeon Dr Terrence Scamp is attentive to the needs and desires of each patient who seeks surgery. Book an appointment to learn more about this procedure and whether it may benefit you.

Should I get Otoplasty?

Ear surgery can be performed on children who are six years or older, as their ears have almost developed by the age of five or six.

Adults may also have their ears reshaped with this procedure. As long as you are in good health, there is no upper age limit.

Otoplasty ear pinning aims to bring protruding ears closer to the head or to adjust the ears otherwise to suit the patient’s desires better. Although many people may seek the procedure to address the ear shape or angle, many other reasons exist. It is important to remember that every patient will have different results.

You will be able to find out if you can benefit from ear surgery during a private consult with Dr Terrence Scamp.

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Your consultation with Dr Terrence Scamp

If you are wondering whether you are a good candidate, consulting a trained surgeon may benefit you. Dr Scamp values patients’ health and goals when creating tailored and suitable treatment plans. Since each patient may have a different vision for their preferred outcomes, clarifying these goals before the surgery is important. Consultation with Dr Scamp will determine whether you are a suitable candidate, the risks and benefits, and your surgical options.

In this meeting, you should ensure you express any relevant details about your health. For example, this may include health issues, medications, or past surgeries. These details are crucial for your surgeon during the process of creating your surgical plan.

Generally, a good candidate is in good health, wants to change their ear shape or position, and understands the risks. At your consult, you can ask any questions about otoplasty ear correction.

Book your consultation with Dr Scamp for a private discussion about your needs.

Otoplasty costs in Gold Coast

Due to the variable nature of the surgery, costs may vary. A consultation is required for every patient in order to establish their needs and the cost of their surgery. First, during the meeting, you will be able to express your motives for seeking otoplasty ear correction. Knowing your concerns will help us understand what you seek to achieve and how we can tailor the procedure to you. This will give us a better idea of the costs.

There are a number of different techniques in ear correction (otoplasty) which may influence the costs involved. For example, the surgeon may need to remove cartilage and skin, and, in some cases reshape the cartilage. It will also involve some form of anaesthetic, which you can discuss with Dr Scamp. Also, we will discuss whether just one or both ears require surgery. Although a patient may only be concerned about one ear, they may require surgery on both for the purpose of symmetry.

All of these factors can make a difference to your surgical plan and costs. You can ask Dr Scamp about what results you can expect and if you may be eligible for any Medicare rebates. Book your appointment for more information on the cost of otoplasty ear correction.

Otoplasty Ear Correction The procedure

As a surgical procedure, we give patients a general anaesthetic beforehand to help reduce any pain.

The surgeon will reshape the supporting tissue of the ears, known as cartilage, in order to position your ears closer to your head. Dr Scamp usually does this by making small incisions behind your ears.

He will remove any excess skin once he has altered the cartilage. Then, he will close up the incisions. Dr Scamp will try to position your scars so they are concealed in the natural skin crease. This means visible scarring is generally minimal after surgery, although this can vary.

Ear correction, or otoplasty, usually takes around 90 minutes, depending on the shape and size of the ears.

Otoplasty recovery

After surgery, you may expect some swelling and bruising. This will gradually reduce with rest and downtime. In addition, you will need to wear a bandage for seven days to help your ears heal in their new position.

You must also avoid strenuous exercise and contact sports for several weeks. You can resume most light activities within one week of surgery. This can include returning to your daily routine and work or school.

You will need to wear a headband at night for four weeks. Children need to be old enough to cooperate with the bandaging regime. Generally, six years of age is the preferred minimum age for the procedure.

Gold Coast surgeon Dr Terrence Scamp will provide you with further guidelines on the care of your ears post-op. Following his guidance will aid you in promoting the natural healing process.

Risks and complications

Although otoplasty ear correction often leads to pleasing results, there are always risks involved in any surgery. To help you make an informed decision, Dr Scamp will explain the risks of ear correction (otoplasty) before you proceed. These may include:

  • Asymmetry
  • Poor scarring
  • Anaesthesia risks
  • Under or over-correction
  • Unwanted results
  • Bleeding
  • Infection

Contact us for further advice if you notice any adverse reactions or healing issues post-op.

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