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Otoplasty in Chicago North Shore

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Otoplasty or, ear surgery, is a procedure to enhance the shape, proportion, or position of your ears. Some people describe this type of surgery as ear pinning when the focus is resizing and repositioning ears that stick out from the side of your head. Dr. Geroulis uses the latest techniques to treat birth defects, injuries, or cosmetic issues that make you unhappy with your appearance. You may benefit from otoplasty to treat ears that stick out or are excessively large.

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Having surgery to improve the appearance of your ears is a personal decision. Dr. Geroulis first ensures you’re healthy enough for surgery by reviewing your medical history and existing health. He also discusses your expectations for results before recommending surgery and creating a surgical plan. In general, you should be free of ear infections and medical issues that can complicate surgery. When it comes to understanding when the right early age likely is for an otoplasty North Shore's expert plastic surgeon suggests that people be over age 5, as by then the cartilage in the ear is strong enough to tolerate surgery.


You can expect to receive anesthesia during your North Shore otoplasty procedure, to keep you comfortable. Dr. Geroulis follows your surgical plan to make necessary repairs to your ears, making the incisions in the natural creases behind your ear to minimize your risk for scars. To ensure the most natural-looking, well-balanced results, Dr. Geroulis takes into consideration the overall shape and aesthetic appearance of your face when restructuring your ears.

Following otoplasty, it’s normal to have some discomfort, and Dr. Geroulis can recommend medications to manage your pain. You may also need a course of antibiotics to prevent infection. Dr. Geroulis provides after-care instructions, including directions for changing your bandages and limiting your activities as your ear heals. It’s important to protect your ear from any type of pressure or trauma to ensure it heals properly. When it’s time to remove your bandages, you may still have swelling and bruising. These issues resolve over time and you can begin to see the optimal results of your ear surgery. To find out if you’re a candidate for otoplasty North Shore area residents and visitors are encouraged to call the North Shore Center for Facial, Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery at (815) 977-4403, or request online for a surgical consultation, today.

Dr. Anthony Geroulis Cosmetic & Plastic Surgeon located in the Chicago North Shore, IL

The North Shore Center for Facial, Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery

Dr. Anthony Geroulis offers the latest advancements in otoplasty at the North Shore Center for Facial, Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery in North Shore, Illinois. Dr. Geroulis is highly skilled in customizing surgical plans that focus on restoring your youthful appearance based on your own unique facial features, and/or handling genetic factors which have essentially no other ways of being resolved. Many techniques are minimally invasive, ensuring you achieve your desired results without unnecessary tissue damage or scars. To find out if you’re a candidate for and to know the cost of otoplasty North Shore area residents and visitors are encouraged to call for an appointment, today!

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