Ear Reconstruction Plastic Surgery
The ears are made primarily from cartilage and skin and are not the most durable part of the human body. When trauma damages your ear, you have the nearby professional services of Dr. Eric Cerrati, a fellowship trained and dual board certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon. Residents in and around Salt Lake City and South Jordan can receive ear reconstruction plastic surgery at the hands of an expertly trained and experienced surgeon with an eye for facial artistry.
Dr. Cerrati focuses on the outer, visible part of the ear, and not the inner workings. However, even the shape of your ear serves important functions. Restoring both a functional aesthetically pleasing shape to your ear can be a complicated task, depending on the level of trauma your ear has suffered. Built to channel sound for improved hearing, the ear is a remarkable piece of the human anatomy, and Dr. Cerrati takes great care to restore your ear to a pleasing appearance and full usefulness.
Experienced Salt Lake City Ear Trauma Repair
Sometimes, trends in jewelry and adornment can cause trauma to our ears. If you previously had gauged earlobes or heavy earrings or multiple piercings have stretched or torn your earlobes, Dr. Cerrati can perform repairs to restore your ears to normalcy. Most ear reconstruction surgeries can be performed in an outpatient environment with local anesthesia. However, many patients requiring extensive work request general anesthesia.
Most ear reconstruction plastic surgeries take little more than an hour, and patients leave with bandages and instructions on how to deal with pain using ice packs and OTC pain medication. Patients may also be required to wear a protective headband while sleeping for a few weeks. Dr. Cerrati will give specific recovery instructions as part of a private consultation in his offices before your procedure. Contact either of his two Utah offices today to arrange an appointment.