Dr Jacob's Facial Plastic Surgery Blog

Dr. Jacob is a Fellow of The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS), which is the world’s largest specialty association for facial plastic surgery. The Academy represents more than 2,700 facial plastic and reconstructive surgeons throughout the world. The AAFPRS is a National Medical Specialty Society of the American Medical Association (AMA), and holds an official seat in both the AMA House of Delegates and the American College of Surgeons board of governors. AAFPRS members are board certified surgeons whose focus is surgery of the face, head, and neck.

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Care and Recovery after Otoplasty Surgery

Immediately after otoplasty surgery Dr. Jacob wraps a large protective dressing around the head and ears. He removes this dressing in 24 hours. The sutures are to be cleansed twice a day with hydrogen peroxide followed by an application of either Neosporin or Bacitracin. The sutures are removed one week after the procedure.

Is a Chin Implant (Mentoplasty) Right for You?

A well defined chin helps give balance to the face and creates a major part of one’s profile. When people look in the mirror, most focus on the size and shape of their noses, their ears, sagging jowls, or fine wrinkling of the skin. But even though few examine their chins with the same discerning eye, having a “weak chin” detracts from one’s looks and is easily remedied. The shape of the chin has a remarkable influence on the overall appearance of the face and neck.

Is Otoplasty Right For You or Your Child?

Probably no other physical characteristic cries out for facial plastic surgery more than protruding ears. Children, long the victims of cruel nicknames like "Dumbo" or "Mickey Mouse," have historically been the most likely candidates for otoplasty. This procedure can be done as early as age five to six years. Even if the ears are only mildly distorted, the condition can lead to self-consciousness and poor adaptation to school.

By Daniel Jacob