Otoplasty (Ear Surgery) Near Washington DC
Located in Lanham, MD, Beaux Arts Institute of Plastic Surgery offers ear surgery to the residents of Washington, DC, Columbia, MD and the surrounding communities.
What is Ear Surgery?
Otoplasty, or ear surgery, fixes prominent ears by correcting deformities in the cartilage of the ear. This surgery can be performed as early as 6 years old and can be important to a child’s adjustment to school. Prominent ears are caused by one of several factors, including parts of the ear cartilage that are too big and parts of the ear cartilage that are not shaped properly. If you feel that you or your child could benefit from ear surgery, please give us a call today.
Here at Beaux Arts Institute of Plastic Surgery, our team treats every patient with compassion and respect. We would be happy to show you some ear surgery before and after pictures to help guide you in the right direction, as well as discuss ear surgery costs. Don’t hesitate to give us a call and set up your initial consultation.
How is Ear Surgery Performed?
During the ear surgery procedure, an incision is made on the back of the ear to do all the reshaping and cannot be seen even if your hair is worn up. At the end of the procedure, you will be placed in a protective dressing that will stay in place until your follow-up visit the following week. It is not a difficult surgery. It is an outpatient procedure with minimal pain, which is well-tolerated by both children and adults.
How Do I Know if Ear Surgery is Right for Me?
If you have severely misshaped ears or part of your ear is missing, you may need ear surgery to restore the ear’s normal appearance. Also, if you or your child is embarrassed by large or protruding ears, ear surgery can greatly minimize this. At your consultation, we will look at your ear and determine whether the ear cartilage needs to be reshaped, reduced or both. To see what a difference this surgery can make in your overall appearance, take a look at some ear surgery before and after pictures.
What Type of Post-Operative Ear Surgery Care Can I Expect?
Ear surgery recovery typically takes about one week. After the original bandages are removed, you will need to wear a headband to protect your ears for an additional week.
What are Ear Surgery Costs?
Ear surgery costs vary from patient to patient, so please give us a call to discuss this. We’d be happy to set up a consultation for you with Dr. Banks, who will go over the procedure in detail. Dr. Banks is the premier ear surgeon in the area, so you can rest assured that you or your child will be in good hands.
Dr. Banks and her friendly, skilled team at Beaux Arts Institute of Plastic Surgery, work to create a comfortable atmosphere and give patients in Washington, DC, Columbia, MD and the surrounding communities, the best care and quality of work available in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. Please visit Dr. Banks’ Lanham, MD office before embarking on your surgical journey, because your trust and comfort with us is of the utmost importance.
Meet Dr. Nia Banks
Dr. Nia Banks is a board-certified plastic surgeon who treats patients in Washington, DC and Columbia, MD and the surrounding communities. Dr. Banks received her surgical training from Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, where she completed the Integrated Residency Program in plastic and reconstructive surgery.Click to read more