About Cosmetic Ear Surgery
Board-certified Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Dr. A Jay Burns, has helped countless men, women, and children in the area to show their faces at any angle with confidence and self-assurance with ear surgery. Dr. Burns, who is a father and grandfather, understands that bringing your child to a plastic surgeon to correct the shape of their ears is a big step. Surgery of any kind is always a huge decision, especially when it comes to our children. Dr. Burns will sit down with you and your child in his Dallas, TX practice to discuss why you want to have the surgery, what steps are necessary to make it happen, and how your child feels about the process. With 30 years of experience and a conservative viewpoint when it comes to offering plastic surgery procedures to children, Dr. Burns will help you make an informed decision as to how to help your child. We understand that constant teasing or bullying about their ears can affect your child's self-esteem and we want to offer solutions that meet your concerns and needs.
Dr. Burns also performs ear surgery on adults with irregular shaped ears, congenital deformities, and restorations after a trauma to the ear (such as ear lobe repair).
Otoplasty can be performed at any age, however, it is common among children and is recommended before they reach elementary school. By age 6 this surgery is safe and effective to be performed on a child. If you dislike the appearance of your ears because they stick out, are too large, are misshapen, or have a visible deformity, otoplasty can help you regain a natural appearance. If you suffer from a torn earlobe, you are also a candidate for cosmetic ear surgery.
Plan Your Procedure
- Procedure Recovery Location
Cosmetic ear surgery is performed under general anesthesia. In most cases, the incision is placed behind the ear or within the inner ear folds. During surgery, cartilage will either be removed and the ear reshaped to a smaller size, or it will be added if a deformity exists. It is common for both ears to be touched during surgery to ensure they look even and appear symmetrical. Once the ears are surgically corrected, the incisions are closed with sutures and are carefully bandaged so they stay protected.
What to Expect
After surgery and once you are safe to leave the hospital, you will recover at home. It is important to not touch your ears during the first few days and to avoid laying on them during sleep. You will be advised to sleep upright for a couple of days. We typically like to see our otoplasty patients back within a week and at this time, we’ll be able to remove the bandages and assess your surgical results. The results can be seen right away and the effects of surgery will continue to improve as you heal. Most patients can resume their normal activities within 2 – 3 weeks.
Show Your Face From All Angles
Otoplasty is a cosmetic surgery that not only enhances the look of the ears, but it allows patients to regain their self-esteem. No longer afraid to show your face or wear your hair short or up, ear surgery can give you the ears you desire, creating a natural and uniform appearance. We invite you to call our office to learn more and to schedule your consultation today.