Otoplasty, also known as ear reshaping surgery, is a cosmetic surgery procedure to correct the shape and size of the ears. During the pre-operative consultation, the surgeon will explain various aspects of otoplasty to the patient.
They may also show the patient before and after pictures of previous otoplasty patients to the new patient. The main concern of a committed surgeon will be to inform the patient about otoplasty surgery to allow them to make an enlightened decision.
Board certified female plastic surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak provides ear surgery to patients in Houston, Texas, and surrounding communities.
Otoplasty Before and After Images
Otoplasty ‘before and after images’ are photos of previous patients who have successfully undergone ear surgery. These pictures include images taken prior to the procedure as well as after the surgery when the post-operative bruising and swelling have resolved, and the complete effects of the otoplasty are visible.
The surgeon will acquire these pictures with the patient’s express consent and show them to new patients in a discreet manner.
As per standard norms, the identity of the patient will be kept private. The surgeon will only present these pictures to prospective patients to enable them to understand the potential outcomes of this plastic surgery.
The ears are a prominent area of the body, and it is natural for patients to feel anxious about ear reshaping plastic surgery. The patient will understandably have concerns on how their face and ears will appear after ear reshaping surgery, and whether this procedure can help them achieve their aesthetic goals.
Some patients may require only minor ear pinning while others may need more extensive ear correction, such as the treatment of birth defects. Irrespective of the situation, the patient will be able to make the right decision when they see ear surgery before and after photos.
Dr. Hustak has no problem with being transparent. Her winning practice is based on honesty which is just one of the reasons she has so many satisfied patients.
Developing Realistic Expectations
Experienced surgeons understand that patients can achieve the highest levels of satisfaction from any surgical procedure when they have a positive outlook, concise cosmetic goals, and realistic expectations. For these reasons, surgeons typically prefer to showcase these pictures during the initial appointment with the patient.
Once the patient develops reasonable expectations from ear reshaping surgery, they can make a better informed decision. Such patients are likely to feel more satisfied with the results of the procedure as well as appreciate the outcomes a better way.
Digital Versions of Before and After Photos
The plastic surgeon can display otoplasty before and after photos on their practice website under a section titled “Photo Gallery” which is not done for this particular surgery – at least not now but that can change at any time. Prospective patients can see the digital versions of these pictures and then decide on seeking a consultation with the ear surgeon and a consultation is mandatory anyway for many different reason.
Sharing Otoplasty Before and After Pictures on Social Media
Social media platforms enjoy near-universal appeal today. Sharing ‘before and after’ pictures on these forums can significantly increase public awareness on procedures such as ear reshaping surgery.
Leading image sharing platforms such as Instagram, YouTube, Facebook, and Pinterest command billions of active users. Surgeons can harness the massive potential of these social channels to disseminate otoplasty pictures to their audiences.
Female cosmetic surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak receives patients from Houston, Texas, and nearby areas for ear surgery.
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