Dr. Paul M. Gardner gained considerable experience in ear reshaping while serving as Director of Pediatric Plastic Surgery at a children’s hospital, while Dr. Leo M. Baccaro trained at the prestigious Houston Methodist Hospital. Ear reshaping is one of the most frequently requested plastic surgery procedures for children. Dr. Gardner and Dr. Baccaro take pride in helping patients throughout the Naples area meet their cosmetic goals by altering the size and/or shape of the ears to achieve a more aesthetically pleasing and balanced look.
Dr. Gardner, Dr. Baccaro, and Dr. Walsh firmly believe that every cosmetic surgery procedure should be tailored to meet the individual concerns and goals of the patient. Thus, they always meets with each of their respective otoplasty patients to evaluate their ears and discuss their concerns and goals for the procedure. Using this information, they create a personalized treatment plan that is unique to each patient.
Naples Plastic Surgery offers two distinct otoplasty techniques. The first technique begins with a small incision in the back of the ear, followed by surgical extraction and reshaping of the cartilage in order to pull the ears closer to the head. The second technique maintains the cartilage but extracts excess skin and uses sutures to shape the cartilage to help patients with prominent ears. In addition to cartilage and/or skin extraction, Dr. Gardner and Dr. Baccaro may use non-removable stitches in order to help the ears heal properly in their new position.
Our cosmetic surgeons also treat patients with malformed ears that have been damaged due to trauma. To ensure symmetry, they often performs otoplasty on both ears, even if only one ear has been damaged.
Following the procedure, Dr. Gardner, Dr. Baccaro, or Dr. Walsh will dress patients’ heads in thick bandages in order to minimize swelling and promote quicker recovery periods. Patients are typically able to remove the dressings after one to two days, and need one to two weeks of downtime before returning to their daily activities.
Health is the highest priority at Naples Plastic Surgery, so our surgeons operate with great care when working with patients to improve the aesthetics and functionality of their ears. They take great pride in helping patients begin their journey toward meeting their aesthetic goals and strive to help patients obtain the results they desire.
The surgical team at Naples Plastic Surgery has a long-standing, stellar reputation for outstanding levels of skill, talent, and beautiful results. Dr. Paul M. Gardner, Dr. Leopoldo M. Baccaro, and Dr. Mark Walsh are all highly trained, experienced, and respected in the Naples community.
At Naples Plastic Surgery, our cosmetic services are designed to contour and enhance your body to help you achieve the body image that you desire. Known for offering among the best facial plastic surgery in Naples, our board-certified surgeons are known as much for their artistry as they are for their surgical skills. We understand that your image is the key to feeling great, so we will provide you with the most reliable advice and services to help make you look and feel your best.
The surgical team at Naples Plastic Surgery has the training and experience necessary to help you pursue your own individual cosmetic goals down to the very last detail, all in a warm, comfortable, and private environment.
The plastic surgery process at Naples Plastic Surgery begins with a one-on-one, confidential consultation in which your surgeon conducts an examination to determine which procedures are likely to produce the most robust aesthetic improvements. This includes a comprehensive discussion with you to identify the benefits, risks and costs associated with each procedure. It may be possible to combine a number of surgical procedures into a single surgery if you desire and if your medical condition permits it.
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