Ear surgery is a very popular procedure for patients of all ages – including children and adults. That’s because no matter how old or young you are, overly large ears can cause extreme emotional and psychological distress.
Large, protruding and oddly shaped ears are more than a simple cosmetic imperfection. They can severely detract from your quality of life, causing you to feel embarrassed about your appearance. When this occurs, ear surgery with Dr. Sukkar can sculpt smaller and more discreet ears, providing you with a renewed sense of self-confidence.
To begin your procedure for Otoplasty Houston plastic surgeon, Dr. Sukkar, will administer anesthesia – local anesthesia for adults and general anesthesia for young children.
From there, he will make an incision behind each ear. Through that opening, he will artistically reshape the cartilage to create a more attractive structure, ensuring a balanced and symmetrical final look.
If your ears are overly large, he may even remove unwanted cartilage and skin, creating smaller and more discreet ears. If you have protruding ears, he will also reposition them so they rest closer to your head, before closing the incisions with sutures. He will then wrap gauze around your head to protect your ears and promote healing, before sending you home to begin the recovery process.
Ear surgery can do more than restore a more attractive cosmetic appearance. It can dramatically improve your quality of life by:
In addition, ear surgery is a very safe and practically risk-free procedure that is associated with very minimal downtime and scarring.
After your Houston Otoplasty is complete, you should expect to stay home from work and school for at least five days to give your body an optimal chance to heal. During that time, you will likely experience some pain and discomfort in the area, though it will be manageable with medication prescribed by Dr. Sukkar.
You’ll need to wear your gauze dressing for the first week, at which point you can replace it with a soft headband that holds your ears in their proper position and ensures they retain their new shape. Throughout the recovery period, you’ll need to avoid rigorous activities, extreme heat, sleeping on your side and washing your hair with shampoo. In addition, you should try to keep your head elevated at all times, even during sleep, to ensure an optimal healing process. Most of our patients are able to resume their normal daily routines within one week, with a full return to all activity within three weeks. With that said, Dr. Sukkar will provide you with personalized guidance during your post-operative appointments.
If you’re ready to learn more about ear surgery in Houston, we invite you to schedule a consultation at The Clinic for Plastic Surgery today. During your private meeting in our Clear Lake office, we will carefully assess the cosmetic imperfections you’d most like to address, before creating a custom ear surgery treatment plan for you.
From the first time you walk into The Clinic for Plastic Surgery, you’ll know that you are in a place that cares about results. Under the leadership of Dr. Sukkar, The Clinic for Plastic Surgery has become Houston’s plastic surgery center of choice. Experience the difference for yourself by scheduling a consultation today.