Ear Surgery Houston
Otoplasty, often called an ear pinning, is a cosmetic surgery procedure performed at Dr. Donna Rich’s Houston plastic surgery office to reshape the ears or to reposition protuberant ears, ie, ears that “stick out.” Although an otoplasty is often performed to set prominent ears closer to the head, an otoplasty can also reduce the size of large ears, and correct ear deformities such as “lop ear,” “cupped ear” and “shell ear.” An otoplasty is also an effective procedure for large or stretched earlobes, and lobes with creases and wrinkles due to aging.
Good Candidates For An Otoplasty Procedure
Houston men and women who are otherwise in good health but have concerns about their ears are good candidates for an otoplasty. During your private consultation with Dr. Rich, she will review all your options and discuss the anesthesia, potential risks, and your expected recovery. Dr. Rich’s plastic surgery office is located in Webster, TX, convenient to Houston, Galveston, Clear Lake, and Pearland. During your otoplasty consultation, a thorough history will be taken and a face and ear exam will be performed to confirm that ear surgery is the correct surgical procedure for you.
How An Otoplasty Procedure Is Performed
Depending upon your needs, your otoplasty procedure may be performed with local anesthesia (with or without sedation) or under general anesthesia. Simple procedures such as earlobe rejuvenation or repair of a torn earlobe can be performed in a treatment room. More extensive otoplasty procedures to correct ear deformities or protuberance will be undertaken in Dr. Rich’s office-based accredited operating suite.
What To Expect After An Otoplasty Procedure
After an otoplasty procedure, you’ll be most comfortable if you keep your head elevated, even while sleeping, for a few days, which will help diminish swelling and keep you from rolling onto your ears while they are still a bit tender. Applying ice will provide comfort, as will Tylenol. You will have some bruising and swelling for a few days, and small Steri-strips over your incisions. At your first post-operative office visit, your sutures will be removed. After several weeks, exercise can be resumed, including bending and lifting, and you’ll start to see your final, beautiful results!
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