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Ear Surgery (Otoplasty)in Dallas, Texas

What is Otoplasty?

But ear surgery, formally known as otoplasty, can remedy these ear problems and put the child back on the path to a typical childhood

The ears, while often overlooked, are a critical part of the human face visually. This is why disproportionate, misshapen, or protruding ears can really stand out. When it’s a child with these ear issues, teasing and ridicule aren’t far behind. That’s why the ears can become a source of low self-esteem for a child.

What Can an
Otoplasty Correct?

change the overall shape or position

Otoplasty is usually performed to correct overly large, protruding, or deformed ears, and make the ears look more proportionate. Surgery can also change the overall shape or position of the ears, along with defects in the ear structure that may have been present at birth. Because a child’s ears are fully developed usually by age four, this is the time to have corrective surgery, before the child begins school.

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How Does Otoplasty Work?

Remove or Reshape the cartilage

An incision will be made behind the ear, which enables Dr. Trovato to remove or reshape the cartilage. This adjusts the size and position of the ears and promotes more natural-looking results. Scarring is hidden behind the ears.

What Are the Risks Associated With Otoplasty?

A very straightforward procedure

Otoplasty is a very straightforward surgical procedure, so the risks associated with it are minimal. Otherwise, the usual risks with any surgery — bleeding, poor wound healing, and infection — are true here. Dr. Trovato will discuss the risks involved with otoplasty in your consultation.

After Surgery

otoplasty can offer almost immediate results

Many otoplasty patients experience an itching sensation in their ears after surgery. But you must not scratch your ears, as the bandages must remain intact. The type of procedure dictates the length of your recovery. In the case of protruding ears, otoplasty can offer almost immediate results. As time passes, the results of the surgery will be more apparent.

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