Many people go through life with self-consciousness about the appearance of their ears. They feel that, perhaps, their ears are too large or protrude too prominently from the sides of the head.
Otoplasty, or ear surgery, is a plastic surgery technique designed to reduce the prominence of the ears and bring them closer to the head and Dr. Jaffer can perform ear surgery right here in Sugar Land and the Houston areas, and help you improve the appearance of your ears.
At Azul Plastic Surgery we are committed to helping you achieve the best possible outcome in your cosmetic surgery. Located in Sugar Land, we serve clients in Fort Bend County and throughout the greater Houston area. Request your personal consultation.
Ear Pinning (Otoplasty) Frequently Asked Questions
If you have ears that stick out too far from the side of the head.
Ears that have normal folds and shape with normal protrusion from the side of the head.
The operation is usually performed on an outpatient basis under sedation and local or general anesthesia. The ears are usually bandaged with a dressing that wraps around the head for several days. Initial mild postoperative discomfort is easily controlled with oral medication. The procedure is appropriate beginning at age 5 or 6 or at any time thereafter.
The ears usually look “normal” within 10-20 days. Usually, a thin stocking cap or head band is worn at night to protect the ears. Contact sports should be avoided for about a month
Any facial procedure that is desired or appropriate would enhance the result.
This procedure is considered cosmetic and therefore is not covered by insurance. The patient is responsible for payment.
The specific risks and the suitability of this procedure for a given individual can be determined only at the time of consultation. All surgical procedures have some degree of risk. Minor complications that do not affect the outcome occur occasionally. Major complications are unusual.
*Estimated monthly payments are provided for your convenience, based on approved credit.
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