Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.


Topics - DrBermant

Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 45
1
Quote
Hello Dr. Bermant,

I'm searching for a gynecomastia surgeon in the Richmond area.  I'm willing to also make a drive to see someone experienced that you may recommend.  I had come across your website and felt very comfortable about contacting your office based on your experience and before/after pictures...before I saw the retirement notice.  Happy retirement!

So, I have gynecomastia only on the right side of my chest.  I had originally had surgery back in 2001 in Virginia Beach at - - - (whose practice seems to have disbanded).  It has since grown back.  It actually had grown back within 5 years after surgery (and hasn't changed much since).  I originally had the surgery at age 18 (I am now 30).  For me, it's more a discomfort issue (as it can be painful and very sensitive).  I however can appreciate a doctor who also cares about esthetics.

Do you have any surgeons you could refer me to?

Thank you for your time.

This should not be construed as medical advice. I am a retired Board Certified Plastic Surgeon.

When I was in still in practice I cautioned my patients that surgery does not prevent regrowth. This was part of my Red Flag System and is detailed here:

Gynecomastia Revision Forum - Should Surgery Prevent Recurrence? Growing Again.

There is quite a bit of information on that post with many links to validate my position and passion why I did not offer surgery to those with tenderness or other signs of unstable gynecomastia. When I thought that the discomfort was part of a hormonal imbalance, I had my patients evaluated by an experienced Endocrinologist, stabilized and then surgery could be offered. You are welcome to join the forum, use our resources here on learning how to evaluate surgeons, their works. Consider posting your own standard pictures and if you have them, the before surgery, the after surgery, and the regrowth to add to the collection of cases I have posted on the site and forums for public education on this issue.

Hope this helps,

Michael Bermant, MD
Retired Plastic Surgeon
Learn More About Revision Gynecomastia and Chest Surgery

2
Quote
Dr. Bermant I have a couple questions:
 
1.       I have a deviated septum and was told by my local ENT that one option would be to have have a septoplasty. One curious thing He said to me thou was to AVOID using medications like Flonase to improve nasal congestion and made the claim that it can Actually make things worse. To me this didn’t make much sense? What are your thoughts? I’m not completely blocked so he Said the procedure would be optional, the only downside to not doing it would be sinus infections and PND. Which leads Me to #2
 
2.       Here’s the second, and hopefully more interesting question. Last year I was diagnosed with Laryngopharangyeal Reflux. I was recently Reviewing the literature on LPR and came across THIS which I thought was MOST interesting http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/778052
 
This was the part that jumped out at me “If the patient needs to see an allergist, refer the patient to an allergist. If the patient doesn't have adequate postnasal drip control, that needs to be addressed.”
 
There is also mention of primary postnasal drip mentioned here as well:

http://www.ccjm.org/content/77/5/327.full
 
“In patients who show no improvement, other causes of symptoms should be explored. Diseases that can mimic LPR include postnasal drip, allergies, sinus inflammation, and various pulmonary diseases.”
 
 
Any thoughts you have would be appreciated!

This should not be construed as medical advice. I am a retired Board Certified Plastic Surgeon.

Minor mechanical airway obstruction can become major with surgery narrowing the nose or making a big nose smaller. Fixing such issues became part of the required surgical planning if a patient wanted to have their nose shape changed.

For my patients considering Rhinoplasty and Nasal Obstruction, I managed the cosmetic and mechanical obstruction issues and deferred medical management issues to doctors who specialized in such treatments. Each of my Rhinoplasty patients had extensive history forms to complete and I carefully examined each patient including endoscopic evaluation. Those with active irritated or boggy nasal linings were not accepted for my surgery nor treatment due to potential healing and comfort issues.

Sorry, I will defer both questions to others who specialized managing those conditions.

Hope this helps,

Michael Bermant, MD
Retired Plastic Surgeon
Learn More About Rhinoplasty, Septoplasty, and Sculpture

3
This should not be construed as medical advice. I am a retired Board Certified Plastic Surgeon.

I was in the process of reviewing new versions of Pocket Anatomy when I was not finding powerful option of clinical education with links to selected resources.

I was reading a clinical note on the orbicularis oris mentioned rare missing portion of muscle causing asymmetry on crying or smile.  It misses much more common congenital defect of Cleft Lip the animation abnormality is just amazing and the repair critical for restoration of speech. Macrostomia is cleft lip at the oral commisures and looks like the Jack Nickolson Joker make up. In real life the animation of which is a major issue for repair. Sorry, I have not published those images / videos. Cinically much more critical is acquired defect such as stroke or trauma to nerve supply resulting in drooping lip or poor animation as in injured nerve from trauma or surgery such as face lift.

Pocket Anatomy

Is a neat tool that is so interesting but misses so much physician surgical detail to make it tempting but frustrating to see clinical anatomy issues. As an introduction it permits inspection of a 3D relationship to a degree. Too many restrictions to peal away or leave behind for some inspections. But at the price, a fraction of what my many Anatomy Atlases were. They announced a:



But I fear they are stepping into a can of worms about what is male or female. I would like them to consider not falling into the trap fog the male breast. All male mammals have some gland component. It is small but exists in every male.

Gynecomastia Anatomy  the male breast for clinical.

here is what gland looks like Gynecomastia Gland Gallery. I would suggest starting at the Body Builders section. The first series of photos shows the gland component and the fat fibrous tissue of the sagging male breast after major weight loss. I think such photos add reality to anatomy discussions and dispel misconceptions artists have distorted reality. That is why links to my drawings have value to such a tool.

And here is Normal Female Breast Anatomy

In the body, breast gland (male and female) is white. The red color may be correct for a surgeon who has a bloody field. My drawings were the first I could find using the real color of white for the gland and connective tissue. That is why I drew them that way.

There are pages on Normal Nipple Anatomy and Inverted Nipple Anatomyfor both male and female and other clinical pages Pocket Anatomy Readers could benefit from.

You are also missing the elements of the ear:
Ear Anatomy that could be linked to on your body part.

There are quite a few clinical situations that could be used on other parts of the atlas if interested.

Am still reviewing last release but posting this as requested.

Hope this helps,

Michael Bermant, MD
Retired Plastic Surgeon
Learn More About Plastic Surgery

4
Quote
Hello,
 
I am wondering if you know of someone in the Boston area or in Southern California who could help with a poor outcome from otoplasty done 16 years ago.  One side was severely overcorrected, leaving me with a pointy ear.  The surgeon did a revision, achieving a normally rounded shape, however the helical rim is odd looking -- it does not fold over in some areas.
 
I am hoping some type of implantable material could be used to give the helical rim a normal shape, or a cartilage graft.
 
Thank you for any recommendations.
 
Regards,

This should not be construed as medical advice. I am a retired Board Certified Plastic Surgeon.

There are many possible complications with Plastic Surgery of the Ear. Outcome depends on the original problem, what was done, skill of the surgeon, after surgery are, patient healing, and many other factors. Complications can be of multiple types. They can actually look like some congenital problems such as the Pointed Ear or Constricted Ear. Different elements can be part of the over correction as in this Repeat Otoplasty for Over Folded Antihelix.

Revision Otoplasty is an art form. Seeing just how a surgeon manages different deformities and typical results can help demonstrate sculpture skills. That is why I added that element as a significant aspect of How to Pick Your Otoplasty Surgeon and How to Evaluate Otoplasty Before After Photographs. . Seeing examples of how the surgeon manages revision problems may be more relevant than just how they manage different issues.

You are welcome to use our resources to learn and or post your images here on the forum to better define your concerns and deformity. I developed my Standard Otoplasty Pictures to define ears contour problems and results. There are surgeons with a passion for problem solving. Posting pictures puts a contour to the words.

There are also limitations as to what surgery can realistically offer. If you decide to join the forum and post your questions, then I will extend my answer about the use of implants cartilage and other such options generically. This is a field of great future potential in the process of evolving.

Hope this helps,

Michael Bermant, MD
Retired Plastic Surgeon
Learn More About Otoplasty Ear Surgery



5
Quote
hi. . @DrBermant i'm from indonesia, i have big problem with my nipple, can u help me ?

This should not be construed as medical advice. I am a retired Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. I no longer offer surgery nor specific medical advice. However, I try to answer questions and share my experiences and knowledge here on our forum. Tweets too short for adequate discussion. Join to post questions or experiences.

Are you referring to Puffy Nipple Gynecomastia?

I have build extended resources that many have told me explained issues about male breast enlargement and how to find doctors skilled with this problem.

Hope this helps,

Michael Bermant, MD
Retired Plastic Surgeon
Learn More About Gynecomastia and Male Breast Reduction

6
Quote
@DrBermant bcoz of Gynecomastia. i hve to wear bra ?

This should not be construed as medical advice. I am a retired Board Certified Plastic Surgeon.

Most men with gynecomastia do not like the contour. They come to me typically because they want a male look to their chest. Bras tend to shape what they support into a female shape as you can see in this collection of After Surgery Bras.



Instead the typical gynecomastia patient who wants to stabilize their chest and give a man's contour has the option of Male Body Shaping Garments. Of the many patterns available, most of my patients preferred for long term use this particular Second Stage Male Compression Vest. I used this garment as a component of my patients' Scar Care. However, I found it had wonderful abilities for shaping a male contour to chest tissues. Here is a before after photo and video analysis of Body Shaping Male Chest No Surgery. There are many pages to this resource examining various body types how effective this garment controls the shape.

Some men prefer a female breast shape and contour. Some prefer bras to maintain a breast shape. I have also had requests to make breasts on a male shape Transgender Surgery MTF or male to female. Here bras with inserts helped give the female chest shape to bring their contours into alignment with their body image. The external wear permits trial experiences before committing to a more permanent surgical solution.

Search Amazon for Mastectomy Bras

There are bras with pockets to insert prosthetic breast enhancer shapes for a greater breast contour.

Search Amazon for Breast Prosthetic
 
So, no, just because someone has gynecomastia, they do not need to wear a bra. It depends what they want to do with their contour and body shape.

Hope this helps,

Michael Bermant, MD
Retired Plastic Surgeon
Learn More About Gynecomastia and Male Breast Reduction

7
Quote
Hello
 
I am having a tummy tuck on June -- ----. I have researched on the surgeon and everything seems fine my only problem is that he doesn’t keep before and after pictures of his procedures, should I be worried
 
Thank you

This should not be construed as medical advice. I am a retired Board Certified Plastic Surgeon.

To become Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery Inc. cases showing careful photographic documentation are required of each candidate to evaluate their skills and test their knowledge.

I do not understand your question. I have posted so many resources on why I feel before and after pictures are so important and critical to understand a surgeon's sculpture skills. The question becomes if someone does not keep such images or videos, why? I used my photos to document the problem, result, path to recovery, and learn to be a better surgeon.

How to Pick Your Plastic Surgeon

How to Pick Your Tummy Tuck Surgeon

How to Use Before and After Pictures

How to Evaluate Surgeons' Before after Tummy Tuck Pictures

I have spend so many years showing why photos and videos tell the story of the problem and solution. I do not understand how anyone could feel comfortable without such documentation. That is why I spent so much of my time showing my patients my efforts and thoughts. I was trying to minimize the unknown and go into much more detail in the resources listed. Yes, I do believe in what I have written and efforts I have dedicated years of effort in sharing about the importance of a sculptor showing their documented works of art. Yet not all patients permit their images to be used. Doctors have to start somewhere. It would be interesting to better understand why some surgeon does not keep the images or what such images would reveal.

Have you looked Is Your Doctor Board Certified? If so in what boards? If not in Plastic Surgery, does that specialty require similar photographs as part of their candidate evaluations?  If a Plastic Surgeon, why did they stop such documentation?

Hope this helps,

Michael Bermant, MD
Retired Plastic Surgeon
Learn More About Tummy Tuck Abdominoplasty Surgery

8
This should not be construed as medical advice. I am a retired Board Certified Plastic Surgeon.

Laser Liposuction May Zap Fat Without Skin Sag Interventional Radiologist claims liposuction tightens better than tummy tuck? I tried to find methodology or before and after pictures or videos showing results for this doctor.

Laser liposuction melts fat, results in tighter skin but their methods of measuring tighter skin just were not apparent. Scars are tighter than normal skin but can look terrible on animation. That is why it is so important to understand just what the original problem was, how it was documented, the results and path taken there. I have yet to see anything as complete for documenting tightness that looks good for living life and activities as my Standard Pictures for Stomach Tightness and Tummy Tuck or even more critically the Tummy Tuck Videos. I have seen many unhappy patients after liposuction done elsewhere where the skin was scarred and tight looking so unnatural. Results that are better, should have such visual and motion documentation that they are better.

Our resource on How to Evaluate Tummy Tuck Pictures can be used to assess the liposuction photos. Liposuction is a component of all of my Tummy Tucks. My general How to Use and Evaluate Before and After Pictures is the key gateway to the individual body specific sections.

Here is a new tool Sagging Skin Lower Body Photo Galleries Analysis and Selecting Surgery.

I was trying to understand also if the Radiologist was performing the liposuction themselves, safety, training, and other issues. This goes to the general issue on How to Pick Your Plastic Surgeon. Plastic Surgery vs Radiology for body sculpture? I am trying to understand where liposuction fits into the training and daily practice of the field of radiology vs the many different overlapping body sculpture training components of a Plastic Surgeon. I have seen patients unhappy after radiologist performed liposuction and remember wondering why and how they decided having their operations performed by their doctors.

Come join the discussion, share your thoughts and experiences.

Hope this helps,

Michael Bermant, MD
Retired Plastic Surgeon
Learn More About Tummy Tuck Abdominoplasty Surgery

9
Quote
I had surgery on March 15 to straighten my deviated septum and open my sinus passages.  From Day 1 the results have been AMAZING, however at my one week checkup my ENT discovered patches of white infection (?) on either side of the septum at the location where the splints were sutured.  He indicated he wasn't sure what it was and that he had never seen anything like it.  What also seemed unusual is that I had been on an antibiotic since the day of the surgery, so it seemed odd to have an infection.  He prescribed Augmentin and Batroban which, by the end of the first day, relieved a ton of the pressure I was still feeling near the tip of my nose.  I presume the moisture it provided is what did the trick.  When I returned for my second follow up two weeks later, the white patches were still there, but had reduced in size considerably.  The main concern now is that it may result in a perforation.  I'm still using the Bactroban three times daily but I do still notice sensitivity (kind of a raw feeling) mostly on the right side which makes me nervous.  Curious if you had ever seen anything like it and have any thoughts on what it might be or how to treat it completely.  I don't go back to the ENT until May 2 and I would really like to avoid a perforation if I can.  The Bactroban doesn't seem to be completely treating the infection (if that is, indeed, what it is).
 
Any thoughts or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!   

This should not be construed as medical advice. I am a retired Board Certified Plastic Surgeon.

I moved away from packing and mechanical splints as much as possible, instead using sutures alone:
Internal Nasal Splints and Packing.  This was for both patient comfort After Septo Rhinoplasty Surgery and lowering Risks of Rhinoplasty of pressure to the mucosa cartilage mucosa structure. Sorry, do not remember having such an issue for my patients. When I was in practice, options for evaluating possible complications depended on cultures, what tissues look like, patient factors like nicotine, smell of the tissue, and many other factors best determined by the examining physician.

Join the forum and discuss what happens. Please let us know how things work out.

Hope this helps,

Michael Bermant, MD
Retired Plastic Surgeon
Learn More About Rhinoplasty, Septoplasty, and Sculpture

10
Quote
Gynecomastia Removal Surgery
Hi,
 
I am interested in having gynecomastia removed. I live in Tucson Arizona, and would like to do as much remotely as possible of course to reduce travel expenses.
 
May I please have an estimate of the total cost involved?

Thanks!

This should not be construed as medical advice. I am a retired Board Certified Plastic Surgeon.

Sorry, you missed that Dr. Bermant Retired August 31, 2011.  My Preliminary Remote Discussion was designed to minimize travel expenses yet learn as much as possible before travel to Virginia for my sculpture. With retirement, that package and surgical options are no longer available. However, I try to continue to share my knowledge and experiences here on this open forum.

You are welcome to join the forum, use our resources, and learn more.

We saw so many different types of male breast deformities that the Cost of Gynecomastia Surgery in our office depended on the problem to be treated.

Hope this helps,

Michael Bermant, MD
Retired Plastic Surgeon
Learn More About Gynecomastia and Male Breast Reduction

11
Quote
Hello Dr.Bermant
I have gone through some of the images of  umbelicoplasty .... I am very much impressed by the results... I would like to undergo one too as i have a bad ugly  umbilicus ... Woud u please give ur suggetions

This should not be construed as medical advice. I am a retired Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. Retired, I no longer offer suggestions, but try to share my knowledge and experiences here on this forum.

Thank you for your kind comments about my belly button surgery. I have several Belly Button Picture Galleries showing my work on belly button problems alone or for more global problems needing more extensive surgery.

One way to learn about the problems and options is to start out on Belly Button Surgery and follow the arrows. This forum is another way since the unattractive belly button may be an isolated issue or part of a bigger problem of the abdominal wall.

I developed my Standard Tummy Tuck Pictures to better understand such issues for my patients when I was in practice. Posting pictures can let others better understand your concerns. This forum is designed for others with a passion to help to offer their opinions and examples of how they would address the issues. You are welcome to join us and use our resources to learn or share your experiences about the problem.

Hope this helps,

Michael Bermant, MD
Retired Plastic Surgeon
Learn More About Umbilicoplasty Belly Button Surgery

12
Quote
Hello Dr. Bermant,

I had read a lot about you and I really wanted to get otoplasty done by you, but unfortunately you were retired. I got it done by a nice Doctor and I asked him to be very considerate in pinning my ears and yes he was. Also he said that if he was considerate the upper part of the ear will be still protruding but still i insisted on being considerate.

Now that i want it to be a bit more pinned inward, could I do a revision? I would like to meet you and get your valuable advice before I move forward. I know you are retired but I am hoping that you can still share your knowledge and experience.

Can I get an appointment to meet you personally and what would be your consultation fee? I definitely want to meet you Sir!

Regards,

This should not be construed as medical advice. I am a retired Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. Sorry, that means I no longer offer consultations, medical advice, meetings, appointments, nor specific medical advice. I no longer offer private email or private messages. What I do offer is to share my knowledge and experience here on this forum as you can see many examples.

Revision Otoplasty has its own limitations depending on the original problem, what was done, after surgery care, Scar Care and many other factors. Here are but a few of the examples. You can find other using our search function.

Revision Otoplasty Forum - Ears Pinned Too Close To Head How to Fix?

Revision Otoplasty Forum - 11 Year Old Daughter 1 Ear Original Surgery Not Good

You are welcome to share with others your concerns by posting your questions here. My Standard Otoplasty Pictures were designed to define deformity and sculpture. I used Ear Measurements for my patients to see about projection issues.

I saw many people unhappy with ears after surgery done elsewhere. There are limitations as to what surgery has to offer and in some cases the surgery was an issue. Part of any surgery is setting up realistic expectations.

The forum is designed as a meeting place for those with problems and those with a passion or special skill wanting to share or for patients to treat. If where I am able to share my knowledge and experience is not sufficient for your needs, you will have to look elsewhere.

Hope this helps,

Michael Bermant, MD
Retired Plastic Surgeon
Learn More About Otoplasty Ear Surgery

13
Quote
Hi Dr Bermant,
I found your website online when researching "construction of a new belly button". I recently had an umbilical float tummy tuck and the results were not great. My surgeon says he would like to convert my tuck to a standard tummy tuck. Will I lose my belly button or can he construct a new one? My surgeon says it's possible to keep my own belly button but isn't that risky due to compromised blood supply? I'm very concerned and any input you could offer would be very appreciated! Thank you!

This should not be construed as medical advice. I am a retired Board Certified Plastic Surgeon.

Each surgeon has his or her way of doing surgery, assessing risks, and experiences. The belly button sculpture can demand creative adapting skills based on the problem to be treated, what resources are available, skill of the surgeon, patient issues, After Surgery Compression Garments, Scar Care and so many other factors. Even the choice of After Tummy Tuck Compression Garment can be used to improve the chance of blood supply to tissue.



I never liked the belly button float operation as I thought results I saw of other doctors just did not look good unless the patient had unusual anatomy of a high placed belly button. That is why putting a set of my Standard Before After Tummy Tuck Pictures can help show others your concerns about how it looks. For those coming to me for my help revising their problems, I asked to see the before surgery images and surgical details to better understand where things started. Posting them also can reveal how comprehensive the surgeon's documentation methods were.  I also added for my patients my Tummy Tuck Movies to see how tissues moved, a much more demanding analysis of problem and solution.

Revision of Belly Button After Tummy Tuck can be a complex operation and does indeed depend on blood supply issues for the structures involved. A Tummy Tuck done with "floating" the belly button typically means the attachment to the muscle fascia was divided. The belly button then gets it blood supply from its new attachment. This is a time tested method of tissue transfer, but as an anchor point for the abdominal wall, the question then becomes how well will that regrown blood supply, repair and shape hold up?  Risks are there, who gets away with it, how often, how does it look as the belly moves? These are all unknowns. I preferred for my patients that never had prior surgery to avoid that method to begin with, but that was based on look not for potential revision issues.

I have a really neat sequence of pictures showing the details of Tummy Tuck Anatomy. The old belly button dissection show where I detach the belly button from the rest of the abdominal skin. Unlike the float, this keeps the blood supply intact and provides me with material to shape belly buttons like you can see throughout my site. Later in the demonstration, I show how I used the tissue to form and secure the new tether point important if looking how the belly moves. It can take some time to see the entire operation but the details of sculpture of the belly button with my drawings of the anatomy were a neat project to show such issues. Then analyze the videos before after, not of just that patient but other sculptures I did. Yes, quite a time consuming project, but potentially helpful for someone trying to analyze their problem and then see how well their own results compare to what they were shown by their surgeon or for that matter if available examples of converting a free floating belly button Mini Tuck to their full tummy tuck. This resource showed some of the variations I used during my Tumescent Tummy Tuck.

Once the float is done, one question became what happened to the remaining tissue. If trimmed, is the remaining surface hole too wide or how does it look? I saw unhappy patients after surgery done elsewhere. There would be no reason for the happy ones to come to see me for my help. Here is a resource on How to Evaluate Surgeons' Tummy Tuck Pictures. If surgeons have a good way of doing something, there should be a way demonstrate that skill or method.

You are welcome to post your images and help other understand your concerns and other risk issues. Retired, I no longer offer medical advice nor private correspondence, but I can try to share my knowledge and experience here in this forum, if there are any other questions.

Hope this helps,

Michael Bermant, MD
Retired Plastic Surgeon
Learn More About Tummy Tuck Abdominoplasty Surgery

14
Quote
Hey mate I've seen you posting in a few threads about otoplasty which were very helpful and I thank you . I'm considering getting the surgery done , My ears stick out like a monkey , not sure what type this is , My only concern is the healing time and what's involved with taking care after the surgery as I really can't get much time off work , maybe a week or so ? Any info you could provide would be greatly appreciated , thanks .

This should not be construed as medical advice. I am a retired Board Certified Plastic Surgeon.

The question Should I have Otoplasty Ear Surgery is a common one. Answers depend on the original problem, medical issues, skill of surgeon, and many other factors. There are several problems that can result in Ear Protrusion or Sticking Out to Consider Otoplasty. The issue then comes can one find a surgeon who can recognize which elements are the causes of the projection and who has the skill then to sculpt the ears. I preferred my Otoplasty Dynamic Technique blending together the various elements into a better looking natural ear. For my patients I worked very hard to optimize each sculpture, not just for the shape, but to minimize Bruising and Swelling after Otoplasty: the path between the before and after surgery photos. Not all surgeons offer the same skills nor methods and few show the early after surgery images. Yet I felt my patients were better served with that detail so they could help me after surgery with early recognition if things were not going as they normally did (thankfully something that rarely happened).

Retired, although I no longer can offer specific medical advice, I try to share my knowledge and experience here on this forum. You are welcome to join us, share your concerns, put your Standard Otoplasty Ear Pictures to better understand the issues involved and show others including surgeons what your needs are.

To optimize my patients' Otoplasty Recovery I set up a carefully choreographed and individualized set of care and instructions for each patient that produces results as shown throughout the many pages of my site.  Return to activities with my methods permitted patients to return to light duties in 1 to 2 weeks. Some went back much sooner, others later. Return to work depends then on the problem to be treated, what someone does for work, techniques used, skill of surgeon, patient compliance, and so many other factors. That is the value of the experiences section  and path between pictures.

Hope this helps,

Michael Bermant, MD
Retired Plastic Surgeon
Learn More About Otoplasty Ear Surgery

15
Quote
Hello Doctor,
 
I am looking to find a surgeon in the Tri state area. I see that you're down in VA.   We live in CT, and this is for my daughter who has been wearing large Gauges in her ears and wants the holes repaired.
 
Can you recommend any of your colleagues closer to Stamford Ct?
 
Thanks,

This should not be construed as medical advice such as specific names for referral. I am a retired Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, but still try to share my knowledge and help here on the forum.

The Gauge Earlobe Repair is typically a difficult variation of Earlobe Repair made difficult by stretched and distorted tissue. The deformity comes in different degrees and difficulty to fix. Both problems are subsets of the more general Otoplasty Ear Surgery.

When learning How to Choose Your Otoplasty Surgeon look for before and after surgery pictures of this problem and ask your surgeon about the chances of achieving such results for this specific defect. These deformities are less common and not all patients permit the use of their images for public education.

Split Earlobe Galleries offer insight to a surgeons' skills with various degrees of this problem. We saw patients from around he world who preferred my methods. Patients started with our Preliminary Remote Discussion to minimize travel yet have their tentatively scheduled surgery the day after the confirmatory exam in the office. My Standard Ear Pictures documented the problem for a telephone discussion about risks benefits and alternate methods of care. This forum permits the public to post such images and is a meeting ground for those with a passion to fix and repair to demonstrate their skills. Not all offices are set up that way and not all surgeons have the same skills. Just because someone knows how to pin an ear back does not necessarily translate to a good gauged earlobe reconstruction.

Hope this helps,

Michael Bermant, MD
Retired Plastic Surgeon
Learn More About Otoplasty Ear Surgery

Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 45