While a patient asking for facial plastic surgery will ask for surgery on a specific structure, their ultimate motivation is frequently to improve the way they look. Because of the role ears play in facial aesthetics, it is common to have an otoplasty at the same time as a variety of facial procedures such as rhinoplasty, facelift, blepharoplasty, chin augmentation, and/or submental liposuction. It is commonly done at the same time as rhinoplasty on teenage women.
Ear surgery can create a large boost to appearance and self esteem, and since it is not very painful or risky it is a common addition to other surgical procedures.
Dr. Teitelbaum was a member of the national plastic surgery task force that developed the Covid-19 protocols for plastic surgery offices. He is therefore well-versed in all of the recommendations and his office meets or exceeds all of them. By now you are familiar with all the obvious measures such as reminding patients and staff not to come to the office if they have any symptoms, taking temperatures, maintaining social distancing, having everyone wear masks, placing hand sanitizers everywhere, reducing the number of patients in the office at one time, testing all surgical patients, etc. One unique feature is that Dr. Teitelbaum’s operating room has "laminar flow" – a very advanced system that directs the flow of air from a large diffuser on the ceiling to exhausts near the floor, ensuring that the fresh air flows in one direction. This not only reduces the chance of COVID infections for the patients and staff, but it also reduces the risk of surgical infections.
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