Stephanie’s Journey – Before Surgery
This video is of a patient the day before her cosmetic ear surgery…
Otoplasty is the name of the procedure whose goal is to reshape the appearance of the ear. It is most commonly performed to pin the ears back when they stick out too far from the side of the head. There are many reasons why someone will choose to have this surgery.
Most children with ears that stick out are unfortunately teased by classmates early in childhood. Parents can choose to have their child’s ears repaired as early as five years of age, before or after the Kindergarten year. It is very common for adults to have the otoplasty surgery performed, especially if their parents did not choose to have this corrected earlier in life. This is the case for Dr. Steiger’s patient who is being interviewed here before her otoplasty. She discusses why she is having cosmetic ear surgery, her goals, and how she feels prior to the procedure.
1. Stephanie’s Journey – Before Surgery
2. Otoplasty Recovery – One Day After Surgery
3. Stephanie’s Journey – Otoplasty Bandages
4. Stephanie’s Journey – Otoplasty Results
Hi, my name is Stephanie. I'm 21 years old, I'm a senior at University of Florida and I came to Dr. Steiger to have him fix my ears.
I've always been pretty self conscious about my ears because they stick out. They are pretty prominent and kids used to tease me when I was young. It bothered me, but it was never really a huge issue because in college I just wear my hair down every day and no one really even knows.
So now I am entering a new transition in my life and I'm entering the medical field and pretty much starting a lifestyle in which I'm going to have my hair up and pulled back and I want to be really confident in the way I look and feel every single day. My surgery is tomorrow morning, I'm really excited. I just drove up from school a few hours ago so, I'm ready to go. I'm not nervous at all, I know exactly what to expect and I think it's going to be a great change.