Ear Pinning Surgery in Houston, TX

Otoplasty

Create better symmetry by correcting prominent or large ears !

  • AnesthesiaGeneral
  • Surgery Length1 to 2 Hours
  • Recovery Time1 to 2 weeks
  • OVERVIEW
  • CONSULTATION
  • PROCEDURE
  • RECOVERY
  • RESULTS
OVERVIEW

Ears are a focal point for anatomic symmetry of the face. When ears are protruding or deformed, especially in patients with short or thinning hair, this can produce significant anxiety and make one feel self-conscious.  Otoplasty, or ear pinning surgery, is a cosmetic surgical procedure that corrects ears that protrude too far from the head, reduces size of the ears that are too large, corrects ear position or helps improve other ear deformity. Otoplasty corrects these multiple cosmetic deformities of the ear to procedure more naturally appearing ears and helps increase patients self-esteem. This procedure may be performed in children over the age of 6 and adults.

Benefits of otoplasty procedure: 

  • Correct ears that protrude too far from the head.
  • Reduce ear size.
  • Correct ear position.
  • Create more symmetrical, natural and aesthetically pleasing appearance.
  • Alleviate anxiety and emotional stress associated with ear deformity.
CONSULTATION

WHAT TO EXPECT DURING EAR PINNING CONSULTATION?

During your consultation Dr. Bachilo will ask you about your concerns, your medical history and will examine your ears. She will then be able to recommend whether you are a good candidate for otoplasty procedure and will discuss the benefits and risks associated with ear pinning surgery.

If you decide to pursue surgery, you will be given instructions to get ready for your procedure. For your safety and best results, Dr. Bachilo will advise you to stop taking any medications which may increase your bleeding during surgery. If you smoke, she will advise you to stop smoking for this elective procedure. You will have an opportunity to ask all your questions to make the best decision and feel confident to proceed with the operation.

PROCEDURE

HOW IS EAR PINNING PROCEDURE PERFORMED?

Otoplasty is performed in an outpatient surgery center with general anesthesia. Surgery takes about 1 to 2 hours and you will go home after a short recovery. There are several different techniques available for correction of different ear deformities and technique used will depend on the type of deformity being corrected.

Most incisions will be placed behind the ear and well hidden from view. Shaping of the ear will be done through removal of part of the ear cartilage and/or reshaping of the cartilage through folding and stitching. Dr. Bachilo will perform the necessary steps in order to deliver you the best results. Incisions behind the ear will be closed with absorbable sutures or permanent sutures and dressings and compressive bandages will be applied.

RECOVERY

WHAT TO EXPECT DURING EAR PINNING RECOVERY?

After surgery it is normal to experience some ear swelling and bruising with will take several weeks to subside. Pain is usually minimal. It is also normal to experience some numbness to your ears immediately after surgery. You will be given detailed instructions on how to care for your ears.

You will need to wear a compressive head band to protect your ears and reduce swelling. You should sleep with your head elevated on several pillows and may use ice to your ears to further decrease the swelling. You should be able to return to work in just a few days and resume all your normal activities within 2 to 3 weeks.

RESULTS

WHAT KIND OF RESULTS CAN I EXPECT WITH EAR PINNING SURGERY?

You will gain a more symmetrical facial appearance which will help to alleviating the years of emotional stress that is so commonly associated with ear defects. Patients are very pleased with their otoplasty outcomes and results are usually permanent. Scars are well hidden as they are located behind the ears.

Ready to Make a Change?

If you have protruding or overly large ears you may benefit from otoplasty to create more natural aesthetically pleasing ears. Call our office to schedule your free consultation today!

 

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