Dr. Matt Chhatre performs otoplasty, or cosmetic ear surgery, at his Kansas City area plastic surgery facility.
Ear reshaping, or otoplasty, is the surgical procedure used to correct prominent ears, either by setting them back closer to the head or by altering the shape of the ears. These procedures are safe, effective, and can dramatically improve your self-image if you are feeling dissatisfied about the shape or positioning of your ears. Children can especially benefit from otoplasty since teasing by other children can be devastating to their developing self-esteem. To learn more about how cosmetic ear surgery can benefit you, contact our clinic serving Kansas City, Overland Park and Lee’s Summit.
Cosmetic Ear Surgery Procedures
In order to reshape and set back the prominent ears, Dr. Chhatre uses the incisions behind the ears, so that the scars are invisible. Anesthetics are used to ensure the patient’s best possible. The cartilage will then be shaped and sutured to keep the ear closer to the head. If the problem is only on one side, Dr. Chhatre will carefully design the shape of the ear to match the opposing side and to have a natural appearance.
Ear surgery gives you almost instant results following correction of protruding ears. Once the ear is permanently positioned closer to the head, the surgical scars are either obscured behind the ear or in the natural creases of the ear.
As with all our surgeries, your ear reshaping will be performed at our state-of-the-art ambulatory surgical center to provide you with safety, utmost privacy and quality of care.
The Risks of Ear Surgery
Cosmetic Ear Surgery is an effective procedure yielding a wealth of potential benefits. However, like all surgical procedures, it does involve some risks. Possible complications include bleeding, blood clots, asymmetry, infection, poor healing and persistent pain.
Select a Proven Surgeon
Choosing a surgeon with excellent credentials and a favorable track record is the surest way to attain the best possible results from ear surgery. Dr. Matt Chhatre is a distinguished member of the plastic surgery community, and his track record for delivering superior resultsis outstanding. He is a certified plastic surgeon, a clinical assistant professor of surgery at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri, a fellow at the AmericanCollege of Surgeons, and a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. He is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgery (ASPS) and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS).
Learn More about Cosmetic Ear Surgery
Ear reshaping is a safe and effective way to dramatically improve your appearance and quality of life. If you or your child are concerned about protruding or unusually shaped ears, these procedures can help correct these features and provide a significant boost in self-confidence. To learn more about how you or your child can benefit from cosmetic ear surgery, contact our clinic serving Kansas City, Lee’s Summit, and Overland Park today.