About Cosmetic Ear Surgery
Ears that stick outward and protrude, are misshapen and uneven, or look too large can have a negative impact on your self-confidence, especially as a child. Ear reshaping surgery (also known as otoplasty) is a cosmetic treatment that helps to redefine the size and shape of the ears to create a pleasing look. Dr. Mark Schoemann is a double board-certified and fellowship-trained plastic surgeon in La Jolla, CA who has assisted countless adults and children overcome their fear of showing their ears by having this surgery. Having studied extensively in craniofacial plastic surgery, Dr. Schoemann is highly skilled in meticulous facial procedures. Regardless of the deformity, ear surgery at Schoemann Plastic Surgery allows an individual to show their face from any angle with confidence.
"My Husband recently had a surf accident that broke his Jaw. Dr. Schoemann was our saving grace. He made him self available that night in the ER to meet with us and discuss the surgery. He was able to get surgery done the next day. He was available by phone to answer any questions prior to surgery. He did an amazing job on the surgery and gave us such piece of mind putting us at ease through out the whole process. Every follow up visit has been incredible with not only with amazing care but his office is so friendly and on-time. We never feel rushed we have time to think and ask questions. We feel so fortunate to have had him in our time of emergency. We wanted to let everyone how incredible he is with face and jaw repair."- P.S. / Yelp / Apr 25, 2018
"Can't say enough about this doctor or staff . they are so kind and skilled. I've had three procedures done and I'm a very happy customer ? very reasonably priced to !"- K.E. / Facebook / Feb 02, 2018
"I highly recommend doctor Schoemann . - Wonderful he was kind and easy to talk to. Answered all my questions. And did an excellent job. Also I cannot say enough about the staff they are kind and accommodating. I don't exactly look like all of the people that come in there I'm younger I had tattoos colored hair piercings. I felt a little nervous , that I wouldn't fit in but not for a second that I feel judged. They also have..."- K.3. / RealSelf / Feb 02, 2018
"One year post op from breast augmentation and I could not be happier!!! Dr. Schoemann is one of the best and most caring plastic surgeons, so highly recommend him. Enjoyed his services so much that I have gone back to him twice now for botox and now that he has a UltraPulse CO2 Resurfacing Laser that is going to even further minimize fine lines, correct discoloration and clear up some acne scarring. I have referred several people to Dr. Schoemann now and all of them have been pleased with his work as well."- M.S. / Yelp / Jan 11, 2018
"One of the best!! - A little over one year post op from breast augmentation and I could not be happier!!! They look so real and natural. Dr. Schoemann really listened to what I wanted and is one of the best and most caring plastic surgeons, so I highly recommend him. In fact I have enjoyed his services so much that I have gone back to him twice now for botox injections. He now has a UltraPulse CO2 Resurfacing..."- M. / RealSelf / Jan 11, 2018
Ear surgery can be performed on patients of all ages; however, it is extremely common among young children and is suggested before reaching elementary school. By age six, this surgery is safe to be performed on a child. If you are frustrated by the appearance of your ears because they stick out or are too large, otoplasty may be the ideal surgery to attain a natural-looking appearance. If you suffer from a damaged earlobe, you are also a candidate for otoplasty. Dr. Schoemann regularly performs this surgery on children as young age five who are targeted by bullies for the size or appearance of their ears.
Cosmetic ear surgery is completed using a form of anesthesia. In most cases, the incision is made near the back of the ear or inside the inner ear folds. During surgery, cartilage may be removed or added to create a more natural appearance. It is usual for both ears to be altered during otoplasty to ensure that they look balanced. Once the ears are surgically corrected, the incisions are closed with sutures and bandaged so they can remain safeguarded for healing.
What to Expect
Once treatment has finished and it is safe to leave the outpatient surgery center, you will rest and recover at home. Dr. Schoemann or a member of his team will give recovery instructions. It is important to not touch, pick at, or scratch the ears. Furthermore, you or your child should avoid laying on the ears, instead sleeping in an upright position for the first several days. Dr. Schoemann will ask to see his ear surgery patients back within the first week — during this time, Dr. Schoemann will remove the bandages and look at you or your child's ears. Natural-looking ears are noticeable almost immediately and the results will continue to look better as the ears heal.
Reshape Your Ears
Although the ears are small, an abnormal shape, position, or size can make a huge difference in one's appearance. Ear surgery (otoplasty) can help your child avoid teasing at school, or help you if you feel self-conscience about your ears. Contact Schoemann Plastic Surgery in La Jolla, CA to schedule your appointment with plastic surgeon Dr. Schoemann and learn more about cosmetic ear reshaping surgery. We're excited to help you gain a look you can be proud of and the confidence to flaunt it.