What is otoplasty?
Prominent ears that are too large and disproportionate for the face can be successfully repaired. This also holds true for ears that stick out too much, are misaligned, or are misshapen. Ear surgery, also known as otoplasty or ear pinning, can address all these issues when performed by Houston, TX double board-certified facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Anthony E. Brissett. Dr. Brissett uses the surgery to not only repair the ears’ cosmetic appearance, but also to assuage feelings of anxiety, restore confidence, and improve self-image. The surgery is safe for children as young as 5 or 6 years old.
What Are The Benefits Of Ear Surgery?
A personalized otoplasty (ear surgery) performed by Dr. Brissett can help you or your child achieve a more balanced, harmonious look with great benefits like:
- Improving a wide variety of ear issues
- Resizing the ears
- Repositioning the ears to lay flatter
- Correcting congenital ear deformities
- Creating a more desirable facial aesthetic
- Boosting self-esteem and confidence
- Can be done on children as young as five
Ear Surgery Reviews
"Para Dr. Brissett, Que Dios te bendiga por todo lo que han hecho para mi hijo. Muchas gracias."- G.H. / Other / Jul 18, 2016
"They saw me within 5 minutes of arriving."- anonymous / Office Visit / Feb 22, 2022
"You're a great Doctor! God has truly blessed you with a gift. Thank you for all that you have done for my daughter, Mia."- M.A. / Other / Jul 24, 2016
"Excellent Doctor. Thank you"- CR / Office Visit / Aug 29, 2016
am i a candidate for ear surgery?
The best candidates for ear reconstruction surgery:
- Have prominent, sticking out, misaligned, misshapen, or disproportionate ears
- Children as young as 5 or 6 to correct ear abnormalities
- Have anxiety about the look of their ears
- Desire a long-term solution
- Desire a natural look
how is ear surgery performed?
During this outpatient surgery, the patient will be under general anesthesia or a lighter version known as “twilight” anesthesia. An incision will be made in the folds of the ear. The plastic surgeon will be able to manipulate the cartilage and skin to reshape the ear. For overly large ears, the extraneous cartilage and skin can be removed. If the ears are misaligned, the surgeon will stitch the ears evenly and in the most appropriate position. After surgery, the incisions will be sutured closed. Since the incisions are made in the natural creases of the ear, there will be no visible scarring. The surgery typically takes around 2 hours to complete.
how long is recovery after ear surgery?
Following ear surgery, the ears will be dressed to provide protection. The dressing will remain in place for around 5 days for children and 2 days for adults. There’s little pain or discomfort associated with otoplasty, but patients should expect to experience tenderness and swelling. It’s crucial that pediatric patients not touch or bother their ears while they are healing. Results are long-standing and should provide years of positive benefits for patients.
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Transform Your Ears Today
Anxiety about your ears as an adult or harassing and bullying at school by classmates for children can have profound effects on self-esteem and self-image. However, ear surgery can vastly improve a patient’s appearance and confidence. To learn more about transforming your or your child’s ears, give us a call today to schedule a consultation.
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