In any cosmetic surgery procedure such as ear reshaping, the pre-op consultation will play a vital role. At the time of consultation, the surgeon will explain all about the procedure, examine the patient’s ears and face, and recommend the best possible surgical technique and alternative treatments, if any. Determining the patient’s suitability for ear reshaping surgery will be the first concern of the surgeon.
Once the patient has been cleared for otoplasty, the surgeon will give them detailed pre- and post-operative instructions to prepare for the surgery as well as the recovery.
During the consultation, the patient will have the opportunity to ask questions and clarify any doubts or concerns. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Eugene Kim provides ear surgery to patients in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, West Hollywood, CA, and other cities in the Southern California region.
As a part of determining the patient’s candidacy, the surgeon will seek to understand during the consultation why the patient wants to receive otoplasty, and which aspects of the ears may be troubling them.
The surgeon will review the patient’s past medical records and ask them questions to assess their current health condition. The patient should disclose all relevant information about any underlying medical condition for their own safety.
At the time of pre-op consultation, it is important for the patient to freely share their innate cosmetic goals and needs with regard to the appearance of their ears and face. Once the surgeon clearly understands what the patient wants, they will be able to create a customized ear cosmetic surgery plan that it tailored to meet the specific needs of the patient, and ensure complete patient satisfaction.
If the patient has any specific lifestyle habits such as smoking, drinking or narcotic drugs, they should be forthcoming about such information before the surgeon. This will enable the surgeon to modify the surgical plan, suggest alternatives, or advise them to quit the habit for a certain minimum period of time before otoplasty procedure can be performed.
Prior to the consultation, the patient should ideally make a list of all the medications, including vitamins and herbal supplements, which they may be currently using. They should carry this list to the surgeon’s office for the consultation. The surgeon may adjust the schedules of some of these medications in consultation with the physician.
Questions to Ask
A committed surgeon will encourage the patient to ask questions and will provide detailed and accurate answers to clear all their doubts and concerns before proceeding with the ear reshaping surgery. Sagacious and terrific plastic surgeon Dr. Kim receives patients from Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, West Hollywood, CA, and nearby areas for otoplasty.
To help the patient form reasonable expectations from otoplasty, the surgeon may present ear surgery before and after images during the initial consultation. This will enable the patient to understand what an ear reshaping procedure can or cannot do for them. The surgeon may also provide testimonials of previous patients to let the patient learn about otoplasty experience from the perspective of other patients.
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