Plastic surgery is rarely performed on children for a number of reasons, including safety concerns and the age of the patient. There is one cosmetic procedure, however, that plastic surgeons prefer to perform on children whenever possible. This procedure is otoplasty, or cosmetic ear surgery. Otoplasty involves changing the shape and size of the ear… [Read More]
Ear surgery is performed in order to correct the size, shape, or protrusion of the ears. Often prospective patients have concerns about their ears being too prominent or protruding out too far from the head. This can cause an imbalance in the facial features, drawing attention to the ears. The surgery itself is a very… [Read More]
Plastic surgery and children aren’t words you normally hear in the same sentence – especially if it’ssolely for cosmetic purposes. Because adults can decide for themselves if they want a surgical procedure done, but children are in the hands of their parents,deciding if your child needs a procedure is just one more very important (and… [Read More]
Otoplasty (ear surgery) is one of the select few procedures in which Dr. Bustillo specializes as a facial plastic surgeon. For this reason you can be assured of a result that is both natural and conservative and that is tailored to suit each patient’s unique features and characteristics. (See some before and after photos here.)… [Read More]
Is there a procedure I can have to trim down the size of my earlobes? Answer: I often perform this procedure in some individuals that have droopy or elongated earlobes. It is done in the office, under local anesthesia. Recovery is about 3 days.
My daughter is eight years old. The other day she came home in tears because the kids at camp were teasing her about her ears. They are large and they stick out from her head. Can you tell me how otoplasty can fix them and what the scarring will be like afterward? Answer: Otoplasty is… [Read More]
I am getting my jowls lifted but have heard that I may experience scarring near my ears. Is this true and, if so, will these be permanent? Answer: It sounds like you are a having a facelift procedure. The facelift procedure is a plastic surgery procedure used to lift the neck and jowls. The procedure… [Read More]