Ear Reconstruction in San Ramon, CA

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Correct the effects of congenital conditions and trauma to the ears, including from skin cancer, with ear reconstruction. Gladstone Clinic offers ear reconstruction for women and men who live in San Ramon, San Francisco, Pleasanton and the surrounding communities in California.

What is Ear Reconstruction?

Our ears signify our openness to hearing and communicating with others, and when there is a distortion present in one’s ear, it can undermine your self-confidence and lead to isolation. Ear reconstruction is a challenging problem. Fortunately, you can turn with confidence to Dr. Hayes Gladstone. Dr. Gladstone is the expert who you want to turn to when you need to have reconstruction of the ear due to a defect, whether congenital, trauma related, or tumor-related from skin cancer. He can rebuild and recreate your internal and external ear structures.

Benefits of Ear Reconstruction

Dr. Gladstone is a compassionate and kind surgeon whose distinguished track record is coupled by his calm, humble, and kind bedside manner. During your free ear reconstruction consultation, Dr. Gladstone will evaluate your ear defect, discuss the different types of ear reconstruction, and then recommend a treatment plan he believes is right for you and your needs. Otoplasty for prominent ears, or Dumbo ears, is very effective in restoring happiness and self-confidence. On the other hand, microtia repair can be a life-changing improvement. Dr. Gladstone’s unique expertise in this area comes in large part from his tenure as the Director of Dermatologic Surgery at Stanford, where he lead an entire world-class, cutting-edge dermatologic surgery department in developing new sources of innovation for the treatment of missing or malformed ears.

Who is the Ideal Candidate for Ear Reconstruction?

Ear defects can result from a variety of different causes, ranging from congenital hypoplasia and overly prominent ears to trauma, or visual and functional defects of the ear caused by cancer ablation. Having the ability to reconstruct an ear defect depends upon a thorough comprehension of the three-dimensional morphology of the ear. Dr. Gladstone employs innovative techniques to provide ear reconstructions that are cosmetically appealing. If you are dissatisfied with the results of previous treatment, Dr. Gladstone also performs secondary ear reconstruction surgery to revise and improve your previous suboptimal outcome.

What Do I Need to Do Before Ear Reconstruction?

Ear reconstruction has a few requirements when it comes to preliminary preparations, and Dr. Gladstone will take all the time you need to review your preoperative and postoperative protocols so that you can enjoy your procedure with the confidence of knowing that your outcomes are optimized for success.

How Long Does It Take To Perform Ear Reconstruction?

Ear reconstruction can be performed successfully with a variety of different techniques. The duration and specifics of your procedure will be determined based on your needs. In general, surgery begins with an incision just behind your ear, in the natural fold where your ear is joined to your head. Harvested cartilage pieces may then be artistically and meticulously sewn together and then carved into a framework. Measurements are made so that the reconstructed ear framework has the same height, length, curvature, and projection of the contralateral (normal) ear. In some cases, Dr. Gladstone may trim back this cartilage, shaping it into a more desirable form and then pinning the cartilage back with permanent sutures to secure it.

What To Expect After Ear Reconstruction?

Ear reconstruction often requires that you have dressings applied to your ears, and those bandages may need to remain for a few days. You may experience some mild discomfort, and when you sleep, you cannot put any pressure on the reconstructed ear area.

Will I Have Scars After Getting Ear Reconstruction?

Following your ear reconstruction, it is possible that a thin white scar will be present behind the ear due to the healing of your incision, but because this scar is in a natural crease behind your ear, the problem of visibility is inconsequential.

When Will I See The Results?

Your ear reconstruction results are revealed to you in the weeks and months after your treatment. As your bandages come off, and any bruising and swelling subside in the affected areas, you will be able to see noteworthy improvements. These improvements will continue to take shape and solidify as your body heals in the initial six months following your ear reconstruction treatment.

How Long Will The Results Of Ear Reconstruction Last?

Ear reconstruction results from the Gladstone Clinic are forever. These permanent changes to your ear are an investment in a lifetime of self-confidence and boosted self-esteem.

How Much Does Ear Reconstruction Cost in San Ramon?

Dr. Gladstone is a skilled professional with expert precision and a tremendous attention to detail. His style is warm and supportive, and his hands-on approach is at a level of excellence and expertise rarely experienced. In addition to Dr. Gladstone’s great credentials and calm bedside manner, our office is clean and comfortable, with a phenomenally relaxing ambiance. The cost of your treatment will vary depending upon your needs. During your free consultation, Dr. Gladstone and our friendly staff will patiently and gently provide you with a wealth of information and knowledge, including the cost for your precise plan of treatment. In addition to accepting a wide range of insurances and all standard forms of payment, the Gladstone Clinic also offers convenient financing options through Lending Club®, CareCredit®, and Alphaeon™.

From the moment you walk into the Gladstone Clinic, you’ll find that our staff is both professional and gracious, while Dr. Gladstone is warm, knowledgeable and incredibly skilled. Using the latest and most advanced procedures for cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, our team offers services emphasizing overall health and wellness to the residents of San Ramon, San Francisco, Pleasanton, and the surrounding communities in California. Contact us now to set up your free consultation!