Dr. Michael Hanemann and his team have seen firsthand the positive impact that otoplasty surgery can have in the life of an individual, both children or adults. This is because when a person has ears that stick out drastically on the side of their head or if their ears are drastically malformed, they are going to be teased by their peers and by their schoolmates.
We understand that not everyone is familiar with the otoplasty procedure. For this reason, we take the time to thoroughly explain what the procedure involves to potential candidates visiting Hanemann Plastic Surgery. Otoplasty can take on different forms. Some of our patients will have it performed to bring their ears closer to their head because their ears stick out too far. Other patients will have the procedure performed to make ears that are too large smaller or to fix deformities in their ear cartilage.
Dr. Michael Hanemann is a board-certified plastic surgeon. In our clinic, otoplasty is performed as an outpatient procedure. So, in the vast majority of cases, patients do not need to spend the night in a hospital. Depending on the procedure that we will perform, we will either use local or general anesthesia.
The vast majority of individuals in Baton Rouge, Louisiana are looking for otoplasty procedures for children. Small children, especially those under the age of eight, may benefit from having general anesthesia used during the procedure. This helps keep them still and allows our surgeon the ability to perform the procedure efficiently.
We encourage parents who are considering this procedure for their children to be alert to the way that their children feel about their ears. When parents wait until their child is ready to have the procedure and when they wait until their child wants to make the change, it is more likely that the child is going to be cooperative during the process, and it is more likely that the child is going to be happy with the end result.
At Hanemann Plastic Surgery in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, we are committed to providing our clients with the best care possible. Dr. Michael Hanemann and his talented staff are eager to discuss the benefits that otoplasty can bring to you and your family. We warmly invite you to contact us today to schedule an appointment and learn more.