Earlobe Repair SurgeryYour earlobes are formed of areolar and adipose connective tissues which do not contain cartilage. The pliability of the earlobes make them susceptible to damage caused by heavy earrings or ear spacers (gauges). This damage, whether intentional or not, cannot be repaired naturally. Stretched or torn earlobes can be repaired to a more suitable aesthetic with the help of earlobe repair surgery. Dr. Barr offers extensive knowledge and experience to surgically correct a wide variety of aesthetic problems related to the face and body, including the ears. The earlobe repair procedure performed at Barr Plastic Surgery, corrects stretched and damaged earlobes caused by earrings or trauma. Educate Yourself on Your Procedure If you are a patient considering an earlobe repair procedure, please continue reading for further information on this procedure and what you can expect. If you have any questions about ear surgery, or any of our other procedures, please contact us. Schedule an Earlobe Repair Consultation with Dr. Barr.
Preparing for Your Earlobe Repair ProcedureWhat is the first step in pursuing an earlobe repair procedure? The first step when considering ear surgery is to schedule your one-on-one consultation with Dr. Barr. The consultation process provides an opportunity for you to obtain important information about the procedure and to have all of your questions answered prior to proceeding with surgery. It also enables Dr. Barr to properly assess you and determine whether you are a suitable candidate for ear surgery. You should be prepared to discuss your medical history, including any past and present medical conditions, drug allergies, medical treatments you have received, previous surgeries, and all current medications. History of high blood pressure, thyroid problems, allergies, diabetes, will also be reviewed as these medical conditions may increase the risks associated with ear surgery. Post-operative photographs will be taken during this assessment. During your consultation Dr. Barr will carefully examine your ears and will assess your general health. You may be asked to look in a mirror and point out exactly what you would like to see improved. This assists Dr. Barr in better understanding your expectations and determining whether they can realistically be achieved. Different surgical approaches and options will be discussed and he will explain which surgical approach would be best suited to you based on your individual characteristics and aesthetic goals. The benefits, risks and potential complications associated with earlobe repair surgery will be thoroughly explained during this consultation. The information provided at this initial consultation will be comprehensive and thorough, and should enable you to make an informed decision as to whether or not surgery is the right choice for you. A comprehensive instruction package will also be provided to you at the time of consultation, and includes instructions for before and after surgery as well. Can I combine another surgery with my earlobe repair procedure? It may be possible to schedule another surgery at the same time as your earlobe repair procedure. You should be prepared to discuss all possibilities during your consultation with Dr. Barr.
The ProcedureWhat will I need to do prior to surgery? Prior to your ear surgery you will be scheduled for a pre-op session with a Registered Nurse to review your medical history and your post-op instructions. She will review all of the information you will need to know to prepare yourself for surgery. Where will my ear repair procedure be performed? Your procedure will be performed within the state-of-the-art facilities of Barr Plastic Surgery, located within the Northern Ontario Surgical Centre. Northern Ontario Surgical Centre has been awarded accreditation by the CAAASF (Canadian Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities) for meeting the standards of a hospital in regards to monitoring, emergency and resuscitation equipment. With two levels and entrances that conceal the actual size of the facility, the centre itself spans 8000 square feet and incorporates fully equipped major and minor operating rooms, a monitored multi-bed recovery area, 10 laser and treatment rooms, spacious consultation areas, private offices to discuss financing options, elegant waiting areas and a private waiting room and secure rear entrance/exit for additional privacy when desired. How is an ear repair procedure performed? Earlobe repair surgery is performed under local anaesthesia and sedation . During ear surgery, the edges of the torn or stretched lobe are incised so that the there will be two fresh wound edges to stitch together. A dressing is applied which stays in place for a period of 7 to 9 days. Who can I contact if I have any questions or concerns? During office hours our Patient Coordinators and nursing staff are available to answer any questions or concerns following your surgery. After hours, Dr. Barr is available by pager.
PricingHow much does an earlobe repair procedure cost? Pricing for your ear surgery procedure will depend on the extent of damage requiring repair and whether you have concurrent procedures along with your earlobe repair surgery. Patients choosing to invest in their self-confidence and happiness through cosmetic surgery have many options available to make this investment more manageable. Our Patient Coordinators are familiar with various payment options and can facilitate the process for you. Is full payment required or do you offer a financing plan? Affording your procedure can be made simpler by using Medicard which enables you to pay for your surgery with monthly payments. Please note that this company is not affiliated in any way with Barr Plastic Surgery. For more information on how financing can help you afford your procedure, visit: MEDICARD www.medicard.com 1-888-689-9876
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