I was referred to Dr. J. Schmidt by MOH’s Surgeon Dr. Chapman after he took 3 cuts to remove basal cell cancer from my left nostril. Dr. Schmidt was very knowledgeable and explained well the procedures he would be performing to supply a skin graft to my nostril. He performed...
Doris M. Smith
I had lower eye lid surgery by Dr. Jeff and have been very happy with the results and the look of the eyelid since the surgery. I would like to recommend him to everyone for any surgery to the face. His bedside manner is great and he is very personal....
Jay Ann Tracey, June 6 2106
Recommendation for Dr. Jeffrey L. Schmidt Plastic Surgeon It is my pleasure to recommend Dr. Jeffrey Schmidt as an exceptional plastic surgeon. My wife saw Dr. Schmidt one day after having MOHs surgery to remove a basal cell cancer from the side of her nose. This procedure left her with...
Dr. Jeffrey Schmidt performed reconstructive surgery on my nose in June of 2015 due to numerous basal cell carcinomas and one of which could not be closed with MOH’s procedure. It was a fairly long surgery due to the previous procedures – I found Dr. Schmidt to be very caring...
Linda Pizzuto, Elizabeth, Colorado
I found, at age 81, I was going to need reconstructive surgery on my nose due to basal cell carcinoma. My MOHS surgeon had recommended Dr. Schmidt to me. I found Dr. Schmidt to be very professional and knowledgeable. His resume speaks volumes about him. He is passionate about his...
A pleasant experience. I had a melanoma removed from the bridge of my nose. After the removal, I had a large gaping hole in the middle of my forehead. That was when I was referred to Dr. Jeffrey Schmidt and his staff. His medical office is very pleasant, good music,...
Richard Stein, Centennial, Co.
I had surgery performed by Dr. Schmidt for cancer in my lower lip on the left side. He is an excellent surgeon and is very efficient. The nurse’s in the operating room are top notch. I am very pleased that I am looking as normal as I can. My wife...
Ronald S. Oolegard
What do you say about a doctor that gives you your face back? I had no nose! I had a large sore on my nose. A dermatologist took a large piece of my nose for biopsy. The results, cancer. Another dermatologist performed MOHS surgery. What that means is they keep...
Dr. Schmidt, This kind, friendly and very professional Doctor gets my vote for all anyone would look for in a Doctor. I am almost disappointed to be finished for now but would always hurry back if necessary.
Dr. Jeffrey Schmidt is truly a remarkable doctor that knows exactly how to take care of his patients from start to finish! When I first met Dr.Schmidt he explained all my symptoms and procedures we would have to treat with thorough and kindness, adding extra comfort which was well needed.
Peter M., Colorado
Had skin cancer on my nose which was removed from another Dr. and after 3 surgeries my nose still was lopsided...he fixed it with what little he had to work with and looks considerably better. At least I can breathe again! He is very professional, staff is friendly and very...
Dr. Schmidt is an excellent surgeon with high aspirations. He successfully repaired my very large facial wound from a melanoma excision. He was resourceful, diligent and persistent; resulting in an amazing surgical outcome. During all visits he was kind, courteous, confident, and complementary.
Dorothy D., Colorado
Dr. Schmidt is the best! He is patient and thorough. Answers all questions and concerns and makes you feel like you are his only patient. He made something that I've been insecure about for years, look absolutely beautiful. I highly recommend him to anyone!
Lauren G., Colorado
Dr. Schmidt is very knowledgeable and extremely pleasant, as is his staff. The reconstructive surgery following my melanoma removal surpassed all expectations. I highly recommend him.
John D., Colorado
My family and I are so appreciative of the incredible level of care and personal attention that Dr. Schmidt showed. His dedication to his patient was at a degree that rarely gets seen in today’s society. Dr. Schmidt truly embodies what every medical professional should strive to be.
Wendy R., Alabama
I am so thankful that Dr. Schmidt was on site in the ER upon my arrival and took the time to meticulously repair my full thickness facial lacerations. I have to say that, unless I point out my facial injury, people say “if you had not mentioned it, I never...
Jim T., Anesthetist, Nebraska
Dr. Schmidt did a procedure on my face and not only did an expert job, but followed it with superb aftercare. His background has involved re-building faces after traumas (i.e. disease, accident, birth defects). He truly loves his mission, and I would entrust him with any procedure that he may...
Andrea S., Florida
Dr. Schmidt is a talented and capable doctor; I allowed him to work on both myself and my husband and would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone.
Loretta H., Alabama
Dr. Schmidt is the most caring, thorough and patient doctor I have ever encountered. He is there to make sure your outcome is the very best and that you are happy with the results...my look is a very natural one leaving no one to suspect that surgery was performed.
Ear reshaping, also known as otoplasty, is a simple cosmetic surgery to bring conspicuous, asymmetrical, or disproportionate ears into harmony with the rest of the face. As an expert in facial anatomy, Dr. Schmidt is attentive not only to the appearance of the ears themselves, but also to how otoplasty can shift the balance among facial features.
Ear reshaping is a low risk, routine surgery that does not impact hearing. It is often performed on children and teenagers, and can significantly boost confidence and a positive self-image.
Dr. Schmidt also performs earlobe repair surgeries for individuals with stretched or torn earlobes.
Who is a candidate for ear reshaping?
Ear reshaping surgery can address a range of issues for both young and adult patients. Candidates for this procedure include:
Children, teenagers, or adults whose ears are disproportionate to the head or asymmetrical
Patients whose ears have been damaged in an injury
Patients looking to repair stretched or torn earlobes
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During an ear reshaping procedure, Dr. Schmidt will remold or trim cartilage to reposition the ears in-line with the shape of the head and face. Permanent internal sutures keep the ears pinned in their new positions.
Depending on the patient’s anatomy, Dr. Schmidt will hide incisions behind the ear or within the folds of the ear. In certain cases where cartilage does not need to be removed, Dr. Schmidt can perform an ear reshaping without an incision.
Dr. Schmidt also treats adult patients who want their earlobes restored to their natural shape. These include patients whose earlobes have been stretched by gauge earrings, or whose earlobes have been torn. Dr. Schmidt will cut away the pierced or torn area, then reshape and suture the lobe into a proportionate, natural curve.
After an ear shaping procedure, patients will wear a postoperative dressing for about one week. Afterwards, dressing is only worn at night, so that the ear doesn’t become stressed or compressed during sleep.
Patients can typically remove the dressing and return to normal activity after about two weeks.
Will Denver ear pinning make my ears smaller?
While Dr. Schmidt can make ears appear less prominent with otoplasty, it’s essential to note that this procedure doesn’t change the size of the ears.
What is the recovery process like?
Otoplasty does require some downtime for healing, though it is relatively short. For the first week after surgery, patients must wear a supportive dressing to hold their ears in their new shape and protect them from injury. There is minimal discomfort associated with otoplasty recovery. Most patients can go back to work or school after about two weeks. If your child is active in sports, Dr. Schmidt may recommend taking a longer break from those hobbies to ensure their ears have time to heal fully.
Can ear surgery repair my damaged earlobes?
Many people who experienced tears from getting their earrings caught on clothes can benefit significantly from an otoplasty. If you’ve worn heavy, dangling earrings for years or deliberately stretched your earlobes with gauge-style earrings, Dr. Schmidt can perform an earlobe repair in Denver, Colorado.
Will my health insurance cover the cost of my ear surgery in Denver?
Most health insurance providers will not pay for elective cosmetic surgeries. Dr. Schmidt can give you a more accurate estimate of how much you might expect an otoplasty to cost during an in-person consultation.
Will my child get more frequent ear infections after ear pinning surgery?
Undergoing an otoplasty surgery won’t make a child more prone to ear infections. However, if ear infections have been a frequent health problem for your child in the past, Dr. Schmidt might recommend postponing the procedure until your general practitioner helps get the issue under control.
What is the best age to get an ear pinning procedure?
It’s safe for a child to have otoplasty surgery once their ears are at or near their adult size. Fortunately, the ears grow quickly, typically reaching this point by age 5. If you’re worried your child might be a target of teasing in elementary school due to their prominent ears, Dr. Schmidt might suggest getting this procedure done sooner, instead of waiting. Younger patients also have softer ear cartilage, which tends to be easier to work with.
Please note that there is no upper age limit on when parents can choose to have this procedure done for their children. For instance, if your child has been victimized by bullying throughout elementary school, you may want to have an ear surgery performed before they start middle school. Of course, you can also get otoplasty as an adult.
How can I learn more about otoplasty in Denver?
We invite you to contact us to schedule a consultation with Dr. Schmidt. During this appointment, you can get answers to all your questions and make a more informed decision about whether this procedure is right for you or your child.
With over 10 years of surgical experience, Dr. Schmidt focuses on each patient’s unique needs, concerns, and goals to provide a beautiful, natural result for cosmetic, reconstructive and non-surgical procedures. View Dr. Schmidt’s before and after photos to see the results other patients have achieved.