|By Marketwired .||
|May 7, 2014 10:01 AM EDT||
KANSAS CITY, KS -- (Marketwired) -- 05/07/14 -- Otoplasty, also known as ear surgery, is a cosmetic procedure intended to reduce the appearance of prominent ears while helping enhance overall facial harmony, says Kansas City facial plastic surgeon J. David Kriet, MD. At KU Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery -- the practice of Dr. Kriet and his fellow surgeon, Dr. Clinton Humphrey -- otoplasty is a popular procedure for patients of all ages who are bothered by protruding ears.
According to Who is a Good Candidate for Otoplasty? -- a recent blog post authored by Dr. Kriet -- "Many men often state they would prefer to wear a shorter hairstyle, and women typically would like to wear their hair pulled back, but neither do so because of their protruding ears. It is also quite common for parents to bring their child in for consultation and describe how he or she has been teased or bullied because of prominent ears." For these patients, he goes on to say, natural-looking results achieved through otoplasty can often help dramatically boost levels of self-esteem.
In regard to how the otoplasty operation is performed at his practice, Dr. Kriet says, "The procedure is typically performed under sedation or general anesthesia, and it takes approximately one and a half to two hours to complete. An incision is hidden in the crease behind the ear, and then the cartilage folds are reshaped using a specialized suturing technique. Additional sutures may be placed to bring the ear in closer to the head. At the completion of the surgery, a head dressing is applied for 24 to 48 hours, and most patients report very little discomfort after the procedure."
In the end, Dr. Kriet notes that otoplasty is a procedure for which he has seen the highest levels of satisfaction postoperatively, as well as the greatest improvements in self-esteem for patients of any age, particularly young children and adolescents.
About J. David Kriet, MD, FACS
After earning his medical degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, Dr. Kriet went on to complete an Otolaryngology Residency at the University of Washington, Seattle. In addition to being a Fellow of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, he is a Diplomat of the American Board of Otolaryngology and a Diplomat and Senior Examiner of the American Board of Facial Plastic Surgery. Dr. Kriet is also actively involved in medical mission work, including FACE TO FACE: The National Domestic Violence Project.
About Clinton D. Humphrey, MD, FACS
After graduating from the University of Missouri, Dr. Humphrey attended the University of Missouri School of Medicine to earn his medical degree. He went on to complete a Residency in Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Kansas Medical Center, as well as a Fellowship in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at University of Illinois-Chicago Medical Center. Along with being certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology, Dr. Humphrey is certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He is also a member of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the American Academy of Otolaryngology, and the American Medical Association.
Drs. Kriet and Humphrey are both available for interview upon request.
For more information, visit kufacialplasticsurgery.com.
To view the original source of this press release, click here: http://www.kufacialplasticsurgery.com/practice-news/facial-plastic-surgeon-in-kansas-city-highlights-cosmetic-ear-surgery-for-all-ages/.
Image Available: http://www2.marketwire.com/mw/frame_mw?attachid=2585646
Oct. 22, 2016 04:30 AM EDT Reads: 793
Oct. 22, 2016 03:30 AM EDT Reads: 1,661
Oct. 22, 2016 02:45 AM EDT Reads: 1,148
Oct. 22, 2016 02:45 AM EDT Reads: 3,283
Oct. 22, 2016 02:45 AM EDT Reads: 1,242
Oct. 22, 2016 02:00 AM EDT Reads: 1,390
Oct. 22, 2016 01:45 AM EDT Reads: 942
Oct. 22, 2016 01:30 AM EDT Reads: 9,608
Oct. 22, 2016 01:15 AM EDT Reads: 807
Oct. 22, 2016 01:15 AM EDT Reads: 889
Oct. 22, 2016 01:00 AM EDT Reads: 8,149
Oct. 22, 2016 12:30 AM EDT Reads: 3,490
Oct. 22, 2016 12:30 AM EDT Reads: 514
Cloud based infrastructure deployment is becoming more and more appealing to customers, from Fortune 500 companies to SMEs due to its pay-as-you-go model. Enterprise storage vendors are able to reach out to these customers by integrating in cloud based deployments; this needs adaptability and interoperability of the products confirming to cloud standards such as OpenStack, CloudStack, or Azure. As compared to off the shelf commodity storage, enterprise storages by its reliability, high-availabil...
Oct. 22, 2016 12:15 AM EDT Reads: 966
The IoT industry is now at a crossroads, between the fast-paced innovation of technologies and the pending mass adoption by global enterprises. The complexity of combining rapidly evolving technologies and the need to establish practices for market acceleration pose a strong challenge to global enterprises as well as IoT vendors. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Clark Smith, senior product manager for Numerex, will discuss how Numerex, as an experienced, established IoT provider, has embraced a ...
Oct. 22, 2016 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 940