Prominent ears can cause facial disproportions and as a result can draw unwanted attention. Dr. Michael Kim performs ear surgery in Portland, Oregon with artistry and skill for both children and adults.
What Is Ear Surgery?
Technically known as otoplasty, ear surgery is performed to create a more natural and pleasing shape while bringing balance and proportion to the face and ears.
What is Ear Surgery Like?
Ear surgery may be performed under local anesthesia with intravenous sedation or under general anesthesia. The operation typically involves making an incision on the back of the ear, through which cartilage is removed or repositioned.
What Is Ear Surgery Recovery Like?
Most patients can expect to return to work and light activities at approximately one week after their Portland otoplasty procedure.
Plan to have someone with you for at least the first 24 hours after surgery. Rest frequently during the first week of recovery but move around occasionally to increase circulation and promote healing. Keep your head elevated to help minimize swelling and discomfort. Do not rest your head on your ear.
You may also have a temporary wrap around the ears followed by the nightly wearing of a loose fitting sports headband to prevent excess pressure and stress on the operative site during the critical healing period.
As part of our commitment to the highest safety standards, we have made the following modifications to your patient experience for the foreseeable future. We greatly appreciate your compliance and understanding.
Patients are required to bring and wear masks for the duration of their appointment.
Guests, children, or visitors other than the patient will not be permitted. In the case of patients who are minors, one accompanying parent or guardian is permissible.
To ensure patient privacy and safety, please text us at 503-575-1910 upon arrival and wait in your parked car until you are notified via text message that we are ready to begin your appointment. Complimentary patient parking is located below our building.
Online check-in must be completed through our online portal 48-hours prior to the appointment.
We will obtain credit card information over the phone prior to the appointment. Payment will be processed after the treatment is completed. No payment will be handled onsite.
Coronavirus testing will be instituted for all surgeries and select in-office procedures.
We appreciate your continued patience and flexibility. We will see you soon!