Category Archives: Ear Surgery

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Plastic Surgery that may be covered by insurance

Plastic surgery covers a broad area of medicine, which includes both reconstructive and cosmetic procedures. Plastic surgery is not just about Botox® and breast implants. Some procedures are generally considered purely cosmetic, ex. facelift. Other procedures are generally considered reconstructive, ex. scar revision after injury. Lastly, some procedures may blend both cosmetic and reconstructive aspects …

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Split Earlobe Repair with Plastic Surgery

Split earlobes are not uncommon in a plastic surgery office, especially for those surgeons who focus on facial procedures. Usually patients complain of one earlobe that has completely split, while some have an earlobe that is nearly torn or splitting. Patients may have had a history of trauma with sudden pulling or gradual splitting and …

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4 Injections to Treat Scars

Wrinkles, puffy eyes, and loose skin are only part of a plastic surgeon's day in the office. Scars and scar tissue also play a role in every plastic surgeon's practice spectrum. Every surgery, and many nonsurgical treatments, will have scar tissue. Some patients are predisposed to scarring. Plastic surgeons offer these injections both to prevent …

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Repairing Gauge or Stretched Earlobes with Plastic Surgery

Some men and women consider repairing or reversing gauge earlobes, such as for required for certain work or for personal reasons. After stretching the earlobe, these patients want the gauge hole and earlobe to shrink back to normal size. Unfortunately, the earlobe doesn't necessarily come back down to pre-gauge dimensions. Stretching the skin beyond 10 …

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Top 5 Plastic Surgery blog posts for 2017

People love to read about plastic surgery. Our office has seen a continued increase in popularity in a variety of cosmetic surgery procedures, both surgical and nonsurgical. From eyelid surgery to liquid facelift, patients want to learn how to enhance their appearance. Below are the five most popular cosmetic surgery posts of 2017 from our …

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Will the iPhone® X recognize you after Plastic Surgery?

*The views expressed in this article are my own and based only on an initial read of publicly available descriptions of the iPhone X. The blog is for entertainment and informational. I am not a professional or expert in technology, but look forward to learning more about this technology in the near future. Botox® and iPhones are very …

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How much does Plastic Surgery cost?

With the new year, patients are seeking plastic surgery to look refreshed or are already thinking about their appearance for the spring and summer. Did you already read our New Year's post on 7 things to know before having plastic surgery? A common question cosmetic surgery patients often ask is "how much does plastic surgery …

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1 week after otoplasty, cosmetic ear surgery

We previously reviewed a woman who had facelift surgery via local anesthesia in our blog. Did you know that many other facial plastic surgery procedures are routinely performed via local anesthesia? Washington DC plastic surgery patients are familiar with a liquid facelift with Botox®, Dysport®, Kybella®, and facial fillers that are all performed with local anesthesia. However, many of the top cosmetic …

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Reshape prominent ears with otoplasty surgery

The human ears have a complex development process in-utero. Six different parts of the embryo come together to form the ear. It's an amazing process that inherently has variability in the final appearance, one of which is prominent or protruding ears. An issue that concerns patients with prominent ears is that the ears draw a disproportionate attention …

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Sutures in Otoplasty Surgery

Plastic surgery for protruding ears, otoplasty, reshapes ear cartilage to a more natural shape and helps bring the ears closer to the head. While many children have the procedure done, some patients wait until adulthood to have this plastic surgery.Plastic surgeons generally utilize 2 types of sutures during otoplasty. An incision is placed behind the …

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