Large or disproportionate ears can be a source of embarrassment or distract attention from other, more becoming facial features. For children, overly large ears can be the cause of harassment and bullying, things that can leave emotional scars that last a lifetime.
Otoplasty is the only facial plastic surgery option that is suitable for young children. Indeed, this procedure is often performed on children as young as seven years old, helping reduce teasing by restoring a balanced and natural look.
However, children are not the only ones who can benefit from ear surgery (Otoplasty). If you are unhappy with the size or shape of your ears, Houston facial plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Eisemann would be happy to meet with you for an otoplasty consultation to help you determine if this procedure is suited to meet your needs.
If you would like to learn more about the benefits of ear surgery (Otoplasty) for you or your child, please contact the Eisemann Plastic Surgery Center or call (713) 790-1771 to schedule a consultation with triple board-certified Houston facial plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Eisemann. We help patients from Houston and the surrounding areas of Texas.
The Otoplasty Procedure
While every ear surgery (Otoplasty) is tailored to meet the specific needs of the patient, procedural steps are generally the same. Dr. Eisemann will make small incisions in the natural folds of the ear through which cartilage can be reshaped and permanent internal sutures can be used to produce symmetrical and attractive contours.
Otoplasty is a surgical procedure, but recovery is typically very fast, particularly when you carefully follow all of Dr. Eisemann’s pre and postoperative instructions. Parents of children who have undergone otoplasty need to be vigilant to help ensure proper healing during the first few weeks following surgery.
However, recovery from ear surgery (Otoplasty) is not entirely restrictive, which makes it suitable for most children. This will be discussed with you in more detail during your Houston otoplasty consultation.
To schedule your consultation with our experienced Houston otoplasty surgeon, please contact us today. Our triple board-certified facial plastic surgeon provides ear surgery (Otoplasty) for people living throughout the country at our accredited surgical facility in Houston, Texas.