If you are concerned about the size or protrusion of the ears, you may want to consider an otoplasty at Layton Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. We are proud to offer this procedure to men and women living in Houston, Sugar Land and San Antonio, TX.
What is an Otoplasty?
Ears that are large or stick out too far from the head can be a source of embarrassment and ridicule, which can lead to lower self-esteem and a conscious attempt to cover the ears. Otoplasty, also called ear surgery, can adjust the size and position of the ears to produce a more balanced, symmetrical appearance. The ears are close to full adult size by the age of six, so surgery can generally be performed any time after this.
How Much Does an Otoplasty Cost?
The cost of an otoplasty can range from $6,500 to $6,700 depending on the extent of treatment necessary to produce your desired results. During your consultation, Dr. Layton will be able to provide you with a treatment plan that matches your specific needs. At this point, we will be able to provide you with the exact cost of your treatment. We also offer financing services to help make this and other treatments more affordable.
Can Otoplasty Be Used as a Protruding Ears Surgery?
Otoplasty is commonly used as a treatment for protruding ears. During this procedure, an incision is made behind the ear and then the skin is elevated from the cartilage. Modifications and alterations are made to the cartilage to correct the deformity and produce the desired results. It may be necessary to remove some skin to prevent bunching up or skin folds. The procedure is similar for patients who would like to adjust the size of the ears.
What is Recovery Like After an Otoplasty?
After an otoplasty, permanent sutures are placed in the ear to secure the new position of the ears. A wrap will also be placed around the head to hold the ears will be in place. Then, a headband will need to be worn for several weeks. During this time, patients may experience some discomfort and swelling as the ears adjust to their new position. Patients may also need to take extra care to avoid sleeping directly on the ears or participating in activities that could impact their results.
At Layton Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, we are proud to offer otoplasty and other facial surgery procedures to residents of Houston, Kerrville, San Antonio and the neighboring cities of Texas. To learn more about this procedure or to schedule your initial consultation, contact us today.