There are various things that can cause a person to not like the appearance of their ears. They may stick out, they may be very large, or they may not be symmetrical. All of these things can be corrected with otoplasty at Town and Country Plastic Surgeons. Otoplasty is a form of cosmetic surgery that is performed on the ears. In addition to the fact that it helps Houston and Lake Jackson patients to improve the way their ears look, it also improves self-confidence. This is especially true when it is performed on children and teenagers.
Contact us today at our offices in Houston and Lake Jackson to schedule a consultation and find out if you are a candidate for otoplasty surgery.
The Various Forms of Otoplasty
Cosmetic ear surgery consists of multiple techniques depending on the level of correction necessary. It can help Houston and Lake Jackson individuals who are dealing with a variety of different problems that affect the appearance of their ears, including:
- Ears That Stick out Too Far
- Ears That Are Very Large
- Ears That Are Very Small
- Ears That Are Not Symmetrical
- Ears That Are Misshapen
No matter the cosmetic problem you have with your ears, otoplasty with our doctors can help you shape your ears in a more attractive way. This will improve your outer appearance and give you a boost of self-confidence.
How Otoplasty is Performed
The surgery is typically performed as an outpatient procedure. It is usually done using regional or local anesthesia. Most incisions are made in the area behind the ear. This means that you will have minimal visible scarring once the surgery has been completed and you have healed.
There are many techniques that are used depending on your specific goals. For example, if you are dealing with ears that protrude, or stick out far, it may be possible to permanently pin them closer to the head. Or it may be necessary to manipulate the inner tissues and cartilage of the ear in order to create a more cosmetically-appealing look. These are just some examples of how otoplasty can be used to fix misshapen or unattractive ears. Once the surgery is done, a pressure dressing will be applied in order to help the ears heal.