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Large or disproportionate ears can be a source of embarrassment and distract attention from other facial features. For children and adults, overly large ears can be the cause of harassment and bullying, things that can leave emotional scars that last a lifetime.

What is an otoplasty?

An otoplasty is a surgical procedure used to reshape the ear. It is one of the few facial plastic surgery procedures that are suitable for growing children. Indeed, this procedure is often performed on children as young as seven years old, helping reduce teasing by restoring a balanced and natural look.

Ear surgery for adults and children in Houston

However, children are not the only ones who can benefit from ear surgery (otoplasty). If you are unhappy with the size or shape of your ears, Houston plastic surgeons Dr. Michael Eisemann and Dr. Bradley Eisemann will be happy to meet with you for an otoplasty consultation. A private consultation will help you determine if this procedure will produce the changes you envision.

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What can ear surgery do for me?

If you have been unhappy with the appearance of your ears for many years, imagine being free from that concern. This surgery can transform your life, and dramatically increase your level of self-confidence. Ear surgery treats any of the following ear issues:

  • Overly large ears
  • Ears that project too far from the head
  • One ear larger than the other
  • Shell-shaped ear or ears
  • Overly-large earlobes

What is ear surgery like?

While every ear surgery is tailored to meet the specific needs of the patient, the general principles are the same. Dr. Michael Eisemann and Dr. Bradley Eisemann utilize small incisions in the natural folds on the back side of the ear to manipulate the cartilage framework of the ear. Internal sutures are placed to help change the shape of the cartilage, and sometimes cartilage is actually removed. A fine balance of manipulation of the underlying cartilage and re-draping the overlying skin must be completed.

What is the recovery time after ear surgery?

Otoplasty is a surgical procedure, but recovery is typically fast – particularly when you carefully follow all of Dr. Michael Eisemann and Dr. Bradley Eisemann’s pre- and postoperative instructions. Parents of children who have undergone otoplasty need to be vigilant to help ensure proper healing during the first few weeks following surgery.

For the first few days, protective dressings will be placed over the ear. This allows for optimal healing and protection from excess pressure. Swelling is usually resolved by two weeks, but careful protection of the ears must be completed for about six weeks. 

Why choose us?

At Eisemann Plastic Surgery Center in Houston, your ear surgery will be performed by Dr. Michael Eisemann and Dr. Bradley Eisemann, a father-son team of plastic surgeons — both with fellowship training in craniofacial surgery. With extensive training and experience, you can be assured that you are in capable hands throughout the entire process.

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Ear surgery for children

At Eisemann Plastic Surgery Center, we have a great deal of experience in performing ear surgery on children and offer the highest level of patient safety and care at our state-of-the-art private surgery center in Houston. We understand the concerns of parents who are considering this procedure for a child and urge you to take all the time you need for us to answer your questions and concerns.

 Children heal quickly and well, and when overly-projecting ears are resolved at an early age, it can help them avoid the teasing and bullying that can impact self-confidence for a lifetime. Recovery from ear surgery is suitable for most children. All your questions and concerns can be answered in detail during your Houston otoplasty consultation.

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