Otoplasty in Lexington, KY
You may be born with protruding ears, but you don’t have to live with them. If you live in Lexington, Georgetown, or the surrounding area of Kentucky, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. William L. Dowden can perform your ear correction surgery to improve your appearance.
What is Otoplasty?
Otoplasty is the plastic surgery performed upon ears to improve misshapen ears due to injury or undesirable shapes present from birth. The desired changes may require surgery which alters the shape, position or proportion of one, or both, ears in order to create a more natural shape.
Benefits of Otoplasty
- Improves the shape and proportion of your ears.
- Provide a boost to your self-confidence.
- A low-risk procedure that can be performed on children over the age of five.
- Results generally last a lifetime with minimal fluctuations.
What can Ear Surgery Correct?
Otoplasty is employed to treat prominent and protruding ears, as well as, ears distorted by trauma, cancer, and prior surgeries. Improvement of defects, small and large, often results in a marked improvement in self-confidence.
Who are the Best Candidates for Ear Surgery?
The best candidates are healthy, non-smoking and have no underlying ear infections. Preteens, teenagers, and adults make up the majority of cases because most have attained completed growth of their cartilage. The surgeries are performed in an outpatient setting under local or general anesthesia.
Is Ear Surgery Covered by Insurance?
Most of the ear procedures are considered cosmetic and, therefore, are NOT covered by insurance.
Dr. William Dowden has a special interest in this particular surgery and has made many modifications to the classic procedures in order to create a more normal appearance.
How Much Does an Otoplasty Cost in Lexington?
Otoplasty prices vary from patient to patient, so give us a call today, and a member of our friendly and knowledgeable staff would be happy to assist you. We recommend setting up a complimentary consultation with Dr. Dowden, where you can discuss your questions and concerns in a one-on-one setting. We offer financing and accept cash, checks, and major credit cards.
If you want to learn more or have any questions about otoplasty, contact us at 859-274-4201. We are happy to answer any questions that you may have and help you schedule a consultation. Dowden Plastic Surgery serves patients throughout Lexington, Georgetown, and the surrounding area of Kentucky.