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Men and women seek a well-respected Orange County plastic surgeon for ear re-shaping surgery

Ear surgery or otoplasty can improve the shape, proportion, or position of the ear. If a person is born with a defect in the ear structure, ear surgery can correct it. Ear re-shaping surgery can be used to restore ears that have been injured. Ear surgery can bring balance and proportion to the ears and face. By creating a natural shape and correcting minor deformities, patients often experience a profound increase in confidence. In Orange County, well-known plastic surgeon Dr. Thuan Nguyen has seen the benefits of ear surgery. This procedure, among others, is offered at The Institute of Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery.

Overly large ears (macrotia), protruding ears, and dissatisfaction with previous ear surgery are reasons patients seek the gentle care of Dr. Nguyen for ear surgery. Candidates for ear surgery include those who do not have medical conditions or a life-threating illness that can impair healing, non-smokers, and people with realistic goals about surgery.

During a consultation with Dr. Nguyen, patients are asked a number of questions about their health, desires, and lifestyle. It is important for them to come prepared to discuss why they want the procedure, their expectations, and desired outcome. Dr. Nguyen will ask them about current medications, vitamins, and herbal supplements they take. It is important to inform him of any alcohol, tobacco, or drug use. He will consider any previous surgeries before determining candidacy for ear surgery. If patients are candidates for this treatment, plans are tailored to meet individual needs. It is important that ear surgery is considered for personal reasons and not to fulfill someone else's desires. Photos may be taken and kept with the patients' medical records, so they can see the improvement after their ears have healed.

Patients who have protruding ears often see immediate results after surgery. Patients can look forward to natural looking results because surgical scars are often either hidden with the creases of the ear or behind the ear. To explore if ear surgery is right for you, we recommend scheduling a consultation with Dr. Nguyen by calling (714) 421-4022.

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