5 Sleeping Tips After Otoplasty Surgery

Otoplasty may not be one of the most common plastic surgery procedures sought out by men and women in Washington, DC, but it is definitely a procedure that can improve one’s quality of life. At Chevy Chase Facial Plastic Surgery, Dr. Porter performs otoplasty for patients with asymmetrical ears, ears that stick out too far from their head, ears that are too large for their......
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Self-Conscious About Your Ears? Consider Earlobe Repair

When you feel self-conscious about your ears, it can cause you to feel uncomfortable in many different situations. It can make you feel awkward when meeting new people, applying for new jobs, and just getting out there and living your life to the full. It can cause you to have low self-esteem, which can negatively impact your life in many ways. If you feel self-conscious......
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Pin Back Protruding Ears with Otoplasty

Some features of your appearance that are considered to be unwanted are sometimes easy to fix. For example, if you have a little bit of acne scarring, you can use different cosmetic procedures that are available and ultimately wear makeup in order to cover up these blemishes. Or if you have teeth that are starting to turn yellow or are becoming discolored in some other......
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Cosmetically Improve… My Ears?

There are thousands of patients who have come to Dr. Porter seeking correction to the appearance of their ears. The surgery to improve the appearance of the ears, also known as otoplasty, is often sought by unlikely cosmetic surgery patients. For example, an otoplasty is often performed on young children before they enter kindergarten. When not corrected in childhood, adult patients often visit Dr. Porter......
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Why Earlobe Reconstruction Is Becoming Popular

Last month, numerous news outlets reported on the growing demand for earlobe reconstruction across the nation. This is a trend that Dr. Jennifer Parker Porter of Chevy Chase Facial Plastic Surgery has observed at her own practice. Earlobe reconstruction is performed to restore a normal appearance to misshapen or otherwise deformed earlobes. It is common for women who have torn their lobes wearing heavy earrings.......
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What To Do After Eyelid Surgery

Eyelid surgery, if performed by a competent plastic surgeon, can rejuvenate the haggard and tired appearance that may be apparent around your eyes due to sagging or puffy eyelids. The drooping may be present either in the upper or lower eyelids, or both. Oftentimes, the eyelid issues may be in the form of puffy pockets of fat tissues – they can be irritating to look......
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Ideal Age for Otoplasty Surgery in Maryland

There’s an ideal time for all things; and when it comes to an ear surgery procedure (otoplasty), the ideal time to perform it, is at as young age as possible. The underlying reason is that a young child with overly protruding ears or the so-called bat ears may be subjected to extreme teasing and bullying. Such young children may later grow up and have his......
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Safe & Reliable Torn Earlobe Repair

Wearing heavy or huge ear rings can potentially tear your earlobe. Torn earlobe may also be caused by earrings getting “caught” when putting on/removing clothing, or perhaps it is due to a toddler playing with your earring. Whatever the cause, torn earlobe spells pain on the instant it occurs. It also means that you can no longer wear any attractive earring for the duration of......
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Otoplasty for Reconstructing Your Ears

Patients born with ear deformities or those who have damaged their ear structure due to an accident need not worry about the effects this will have on their appearance because otoplasty or ear reconstruction can help them achieve a natural ear contour and correct the position of the ear to make it more proportional to the face.  My usual patients for otoplasty are children who......
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Lay-Low on the Bling

The trend now in jewelry seems to be going towards the chunkier kind.  The bigger and flashier it is, the better.  But what most patients do not realize is the long-term effect this would have on their ears.  Over time the earring hole in the ears can become elongated due to heavy earring use over the years.  In some cases this can progress to torn......
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