Otoplasty is popular among Seattle women and men who want to improve the appearance of protruding ears and bring them closer to the face. In addition to providing adults with the desired ear shape, size, and position, ear surgery can be performed for young children to allow them to mature without the ridicule that may result from large or protruding ears.
Dr. Stella Desyatnikova performs ear surgery for her Seattle patients who want to feel better about how their ears look. She uses her many years of experience and extensive training with facial cosmetic surgery to help her patients achieve the attractive results they deserve. Dr. Stella has board certification in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery as well as Otolaryngology (Head and Neck Surgery).
To learn more about ear surgery or other procedures offered at the Stella Center for Facial Plastic Surgery, request a consultation or call our office at 206-682-3223. We look forward to answering your questions or concerns, and helping you look and feel your best!
Stella Desyatnikova, M.D.
Meet Dr. Stella, a board-certified Facial Plastic Surgeon and Otolaryngologist who is committed to enhancing natural beauty and creating an appealing, harmonious look.
Who is a good candidate for ear surgery?
Seattle otoplasty patients consist of children and adults who want to improve the shape, size, or position of their ears. Children who are good candidates for ear surgery are usually older than 6 years old, so that their ear cartilage is sufficiently mature. Adults and teens who are in good health also may achieve the appearance they are seeking with ear surgery.
What is involved in this procedure?
Ear surgery in Seattle is generally performed on an outpatient basis in Dr. Stella's office, but can be performed at the outpatient surgery center as well. In most cases, Dr. Stella uses a local anesthetic combined with sedating medication for comfort.
During the procedure, Dr. Stella makes incisions just behind the ear in each ear's natural folds, then she typically removes some cartilage and skin before pinning back the cartilage with permanent sutures. She closes the incisions with fine sutures and applies soft dressings, cushioning the ears. Dr. Stella prescribes pain medication to minimize any post-procedure discomfort. Patients can usually resume their daily tasks in 5 to 10 days.