Cosmetic Ear Surgery (Otoplasty) in Houston
Cosmetic ear surgery can dramatically improve the size, shape or position of your ears, while bringing balance and proportion to the ears and face. Overly prominent ears, torn or elongated earlobes, and congenital ear deformities can all be corrected with ear reconstruction surgery. But the key to a successful otoplasty is finding a plastic surgeon who can deliver natural-looking, long-lasting results. The before and after photos of otoplasties performed by Dr. Siegel tell the story. With his innovative approach to cosmetic ear surgery, Dr. Siegel consistently delivers results that are both cosmetically pleasing and confidence-boosting.
Why Have Ear Surgery?
Ears can have a strong effect on our appearance and how we are perceived by others. Children may even be bullied and teased for having excessively large, or cup-shaped ears that appear to stick out too far. Adults may also suffer from negative self-image due to an existing ear deformity. If protruding or disﬁgured ears bother you or your child, cosmetic ear surgery may be the answer. Otoplasty surgery can help correct the following cosmetic ear problems:
What to Expect with Ear Surgery
- Protruding ear on one or both sides
- Elongated or sagging earlobes
- Torn or split earlobes
- Unsatisfactory results from previous ear surgery
Since each ear is unique, Dr. Siegel will recommend the procedure that is best suited for your individual needs. Ear pinning surgery may be used to correct ears that stick out too far, For sagging, torn or split earlobes, earlobe repair surgery can return a more normal-looking appearance to your ears. Cosmetic surgery can be performed on either one ear (unilateral otoplasty) or both ears (bilateral otoplasty). Otoplasty can be done at any age to improve the cosmetic appearance of your ears and give your self-esteem a boost.
What to Expect with Cosmetic Ear Surgery
Otoplasty is performed as an outpatient procedure with a brief recovery time and minimal post-operative discomfort. During the procedure, Dr. Siegel utilizes cartilage sparing techniques to reshape the contour of the cartilage and skin to create a new, more natural looking ear shape. After the surgery, you will need to wear a protective bandage for a few days. Full recovery can be expected in about a week. There may be an invisible scar hidden behind the ear crease after healing. Although the shape of your ears will be different, you should not have a noticeable change in hearing as a result of otoplasty.
Considering having plastic surgery on your ear? Don’t put off the decision any longer. Schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Siegel today.