Overly protruding ears often draws attention away from the face and can detract from overall facial harmony. Depending on the cause of the ear protrusion, a combination of sutures and cartilage weakening procedures are used to improve the appearance of the protruding ears restoring facial harmony. Because children with this problem are often affected by the comments of their peers, some parents elect to have their children undergo this procedure as early as 5 years of age. Although this may seem young, by age 5 the ear is approximately 85% of its adult size and it is just before the age when other children begin to notice differences. If you have been considering this then make an appointment for a consultation and Dr. Sanderson will carefully weigh the risks and benefits of the surgery with all those involved so that an informed decision can be made.
What should I expect after otoplasty surgery?
Pain is relatively minimal, some bruising
A special dressing will need to be worn over the ears for the first week followed by a head band over the ears while sleeping for 6 weeks
When can I go back to work? Usually 3-7 days
When can I exercise?
Usually after 2-3 weeks
No contact sports for 6 months
Is this done as an inpatient or outpatient? Usually outpatient
What type of anesthesia? General anesthesia or local anesthesia with some sedation
How long does the procedure take? 1-2 hours
Flower Mound Plastic Surgery provides otoplasty surgery at our state of the art facility in Flower Mound, Texas. Our procedures have helped many patients in the Texas cities of Grapevine, Denton, Argyle, Flower Mound, Lewisville, Coppell, Highland Village, Gainesville, Dallas and Fort Worth. If you're looking for more information on our otoplasty procedure, please fill out the request form below or give us a call at (972) 691-7900.