Otoplasty (Ear Surgery) in Houston, TX
Dr. Joseph Perlman offers otoplasty (ear surgery) to patients throughout Spring, Houston, The Woodlands, Atascocita, Conroe, Pasadena, Baytown, and the surrounding areas.
What Is Ear Surgery?
Ear surgery, or otoplasty, is usually done to set prominent ears back closer to the head or to reduce the size of large ears. The surgery has helped thousands of men, women, and children in Texas who were embarrassed or dissatisfied with the size or shape of their ears. With ear surgery, patients can finally enjoy a natural shape to their ears, as well as new balance and proportion to their face.
If you are considering ear surgery in the Houston area, then please contact Dr. Joseph M. Perlman of the Advanced Plastic Surgery Centre. His otoplasty patients have hailed from Spring, The Woodlands, and surrounding areas. He and his surgical team are available to answer any questions you may have about ear surgery.
Am I a Good Candidate for Ear Surgery?
For the most part, ear surgery is done on children between the ages of 4 and 14. Ears are almost fully grown by age 4, and the earlier the surgery, the less teasing and ridicule the child will have to endure. Ear surgery on adults is also possible, and there are generally no additional risks associated with otoplasty on an older patient.
Typically, candidates for ear surgery have one or more of the following conditions:
- Larger than normal ear lobes
- Non-symmetrical ears
- Ears that “stick out” disproportionately
Some people are unsure whether ear surgery is the right step for them. That’s when a board-certified expert can really help. Dr. Perlman and his staff understand how daunting the decision can be. When you meet with us to learn about ear surgery, we will give you a thorough evaluation, including a medical exam and a discussion of your aesthetic goals. You can trust us to guide you toward an appropriate solution based on your needs and concerns.
What Is the Process for Ear Surgery?
Otoplasty starts with local or general anesthesia or intravenous sedation, depending on what your doctor deems best. Incisions for an ear surgery are normally made on the back surface of the ear. When incisions are needed in the front, they are hidden within the folds. Your ear surgery specialist will shape the cartilage and then use internal, non-removable sutures to keep it in place. External stitches will close the incision.
What Does Recovery Entail After Ear Surgery?
When the ear surgery is completed, a dressing will cover the ear. You will experience swelling, bruising, and numbness, all of which should dissipate within a week or two. In the case of protruding ears, patients should see near-immediate results. It will take at least six weeks for all the healing to be done so you can see the full effects. The majority of ear surgery patients go back to work or school within seven to 10 days.
An important component to your recovery will be how well you follow the surgeon’s instructions. Dr. Perlman and his staff will give you detailed directions on what you should and should not do while healing. Your progress after ear surgery will be closely monitored through a series of follow-up appointments, and you can contact us with any concerns.
Can I See Ear Surgery Before and After Photos?
You can view Dr. Perlman’s collection of ear surgery before and after pictures during your initial session. He has performed the surgery on patients throughout the Houston region, including residents of Spring and The Woodlands. With ear surgery before and after photos, you can see what kind of results other people have attained from the procedure.
What Are Ear Surgery Costs?
Because otoplasty is a very personalized procedure, the best way to gauge ear surgery prices is to set up an appointment with Dr. Perlman at Advanced Plastic Surgery Centre. He and his staff will assess your case and then detail how much ear surgery would cost you. You can count on us to make sure you are as well-informed as possible. There are many ways to pay for your surgery. Visit our finance page to learn more.
At Advanced Plastic Surgery Centre, you will be treated as an individual, not just another patient. Please schedule a meeting with us today so we can discuss ear surgery and how it can help you. Dr. Perlman welcomes men, women, and children from Spring, The Woodlands, Atascocita, Conroe, Pasadena, and Baytown, as well as other Houston-area locations.
At The Advanced Plastic Surgery Centre, Dr. Joseph Perlman offers plastic and reconstructive surgery to patients across Texas including Spring, Houston, The Woodlands, Atascocita, Conroe, Pasadena, and Baytown. Contact The Advanced Plastic Surgery Centre office today to schedule your otoplasty consultation!August 18, 2013