Otoplasty, commonly known as ear reshaping cosmetic surgery, is a procedure designed to improve the physical appearance of the ears to harmonize them with other facial features. During the initial consultation, the surgeon will discuss all aspects of the procedure to help the patient make an informed choice. The surgeon may also present otoplasty before and after photographs at the first appointment.
Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Eugene Kim provides otoplasty and various other cosmetic procedures. Dr. Kim’s first priority will be to educate the patient about otoplasty and address all their doubts and concerns. He provides otoplasty to patients in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, West Hollywood, CA, and surrounding locations.
What are Otoplasty Before and After Photographs?
Before and after photographs in case of otoplasty refer to a pair or group of images pertaining to an earlier patient who has undergone the same procedure with a satisfactory outcome. The images include pictures taken prior to the surgery and after the surgery at a stage when the initial swelling and bruising is eliminated and full effects of the procedure are visible.
The surgeon will take care to ensure that otoplasty cosmetic surgery before and after photographs are obtained with the patient’s full consent and present before new patients in an appropriate manner. The patient’s confidentiality will be maintained as required. The only purpose behind this entire exercise is to use these photographs as a visual aid to help new patients understand the potential effectiveness of otoplasty.
When a new patient seeks otoplasty, they may only have vague idea about how the procedure may help to meet their personal aesthetic goals, and how their overall facial appearance might be impacted with this change. Some patients may need a correction only in one ear, while others may need it in both.
Ear reconstruction may be needed in a few cases where one or both ears have suffered a severe injury or have major birth defects. In all such situations, the patient will be more confident and will be able to make better decisions when they have access to otoplasty before and after photos.
Dr. Kim is an experienced plastic surgeon receiving patients from Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, West Hollywood, CA, and nearby areas for otoplasty and various other procedures of the breast, body, and face.
Having Reasonable Expectations
When a patient has a positive state of mind, clear cosmetic goals and reasonable expectations, they will usually achieve high satisfaction levels in any aesthetic procedure. Therefore, experienced surgeons prefer to provide otoplasty before and after photos at the very outset so that the patient knows exactly what to expect and what not to expect from the surgery. This will mitigate the risk of any disappointment occurring for the patient at a later stage, and will benefit everyone involved.
The surgeon has an option to provide otoplasty before and after photos on their practice website. They may even choose to provide free access to these photos via their social media accounts such as Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Google+.
The plastic surgery community, including Dr. Kim, has embraced digital technology since it enables the patient to be more educated on either decision they make. Old Polaroid pictures and picture books combined with the surgeon’s explanation are now things of the past.
Yes, you will still want to speak to Dr. Kim but as they say, a picture speaks a thousand words and a digital pictures speak even more. Now patients can determine what to expect from Otoplasty or ear reconstruction surgery from their own home or at least have a very good idea on what to expect because of the acute detail of these pictures.
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