OTOPLASTY (EAR SURGERY)
Otoplasty, commonly known as ear pinning, is a surgical procedure that corrects the floppy or protruding ear. It is a beautifully artistic procedure that uses a hidden incision behind the ear. The cartilage is carefully shaped to highlight the three dimensional architecture of a normal ear. In additon to the shaping, the excess prominence is reduced by creating space and suturing the concha (bowl of the ear) back to the mastoid fascia (tissue covering the skull behind the ear) and on occasion removing some of the excess cartilage from the conchal area. The incision is closed with dissolvable suture which prevents the need for later suture removal, and a soft protective head dressing is applied. The surgery is best done under anesthesia because of the delicate nature and precision required. The dressing is removed in 4 days, and the ears, although slightly swollen should reflect much of their future and improved appearance. The surgery is done as a day surgery procedure. Please visit the photo gallery to see results of this procedure.
YOUR NEXT STEP
While we provide our patients with an opportunity to look through before and after photos of actual otoplasty patients during their consultation with Dr. Hobar, we urge our visitors to view our interactive photo gallery while visiting our website. If you have any questions about otoplasty surgery please send us your questions or call our Dallas office directly at (214) 823-8423.
If all of your questions have been answered and you feel confident about taking the next step towards a successful otoplasty procedure you should schedule a consultation with Dr. Hobar today!