Ear Reshaping (Otoplasty) in Dallas
Cosmetic Ear Surgery For Prominent Ears
Many of us never give our ears a second thought, and yet for some people, large, prominent, or disfigured ears have been the reason for painful childhood teasing and ridicule. The damage to confidence and self-esteem can carry on to adulthood.
When hair and hats can’t hide misshapen ears, surgical intervention is the best option. Ear reshaping surgery flattens and contours cartilage, creating a more balanced and aesthetic appearance. Our otoplasty procedure allows us to permanently improve the curve of the ear by altering the amount, thickness, or shape of the cartilage. As our otoplasty patient, you can expect natural looking, perfectly sized and shaped ears that flatter your head and face.
Before surgery, Dr. Sanovich uses computer imaging to show patients various options of how they would look with particular changes. Computer imaging guides our surgeon and his patient to determine together the best technique needed to achieve their cosmetic goals.
View more of our Otoplasty before & after photos.
Disclaimer: The photos above are of a real patient and show their personal experiences with our practice. Individual results will vary from patient to patient.
The Procedure – What to Expect
Dr. Sanovich performs his ear shaping procedures on an outpatient basis, using light general anesthesia and a long lasting local anesthetic to maintain optimal comfort during recovery. During the otoplasty procedure, our surgeon makes a small incision on the back of the ear, reshapes the cartilage as needed, and removes excess skin and tissue. Dr. Sanovich places sutures in the cartilage to create the desired contours and closes the incision with dissolving sutures. Finally, he applies a bandage for proper healing of the ears.
Recovery, including mild swelling and bruising of the ears, usually lasts seven to fourteen days. Mild discomfort is common, and Dr. Sanovich makes sure his patients are comfortable during the healing process by prescribing appropriate medications. The ears may remain tender to touch for a month or more, and we recommend patients keep their heads elevated and wear a sweatband or ski band to protect their ears while sleeping during the first few weeks.
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