Ear Surgery

Bristol Ear Surgery – Dr. John Bandeian
Serving Otoplasty Patients in Kingsport, Elizabethton, Bristol, Tri-Cities, TN-VA and Johnson City, TN

The total cost of otoplasty (ear set back) is $3000 for adults.

Surgery of the ear, also known as otoplasty, is a procedure that helps reduce protrusion of the ear away from the head. Most often, ear surgery is performed on children between the ages of four to fourteen. Ears that “stick out” are often the source of teasing and ridicule in young children. This teasing can have a devastating effect on the child’s psyche. Patients who are interested in ear set back may call Dr. Bandeian’s office for a consultation. The cost of the initial consultation is applied to the surgical fee. At the consultation, Dr. Bandeian listens to his patients’ concerns and then discusses setback in detail. He will also learn about the patient’s past medical history so the surgery can be done as safely as possible. Patients will be show before and after pictures of eyelid lifts and alternatives.

Otoplasty is not limited to children and may also be performed on older patients. Cosmetic procedures are available for those individuals with large ears and for those with congenital (birth) irregularities that detract from their appearance. Additionally, an individual’s ears may exhibit abnormal traits due to their genetic make-up or an accidental injury, such as losing an ear or part of an ear. Otoplasty is used successfully for each of these situations. Regardless of the procedure, many Bristol otoplasty patients have been pleased with the long-lasting improvements to their appearance offered by ear surgery.

Ear surgery is commonly performed under general anesthesia for children and local anesthesia for adults. The standard otoplasty procedure brings the ears closer to the head. Otoplasty begins with an incision hidden in the crease behind the ear. This incision allows the cartilage located behind the ears to be reshaped in order to position them closer to the head. The procedure takes approximately one to two hours, depending upon the extent of surgery. Although patients are given pain pills, there is very little pain after the operation. The stitches come out in about 14 days Patients have to wear a bandage or head band for several weeks.

There are various surgical techniques involved in correcting irregularities other than protruding ears. These techniques can be discussed with Bristol ear surgery provider Dr. John Bandeian during the initial consultation.

In addition to performing ear surgery, Bristol plastic surgeon Dr. Bandeian also performs surgery for Bristol Botox, facelift, eyelid surgery and Restylane patients seeking to rejuvenate their appearance.


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