No need to feel embarrassed by your ears when you can change the shape and size with ear surgery. The procedure can make your ears smaller or pull them closer to your head to balance out your features. Dr. Balinger offers otoplasty for men and women in Houston, Conroe, and the surrounding areas of Texas.
What is Otoplasty?
Otoplasty is a type of plastic surgery that changes the aesthetics of your ears. This type of ear surgery does not affect your hearing or correct any issues that you have with hearing. Dr. Balinger uses innovative techniques to give your ears similar proportions as your other features, such as making the ears smaller, correcting asymmetry and pinning the ears to stand closer to your head.
How Much Does Ear Surgery Cost?
The average cost of ear surgery is $3,200 to $6,500. Because otoplasty is designed to meet the individual cosmetic needs of the patient, we can only discuss your cost after the consultation with Dr. Balinger. We offer free initial consultations at our offices in Houston and Conroe, as well as financing options for our patients.
What Are the Benefits of Otoplasty?
The benefits of ear surgery are to improve the harmony between your ears and facial features, as well as to help you feel more at ease with the shape and size of your ears.
How is Ear Surgery Performed?
Otoplasty is an outpatient procedure that does not require general anesthesia. Dr. Balinger numbs your ears with a local anesthesia to help you feel relaxed during the procedure. He uses innovative techniques that are modified to suit your specific needs, and the procedure may involve:
- Removing cartilage to make the ears smaller
- Trimming soft tissue to give the ears a more pleasing shape
- Using cartilage grafts to enhance areas of the ears that are underdefined
- Removing cartilage along the back of the ears and pinning them to heal with an orientation that is closer to the head
What is Recovery Like After Otoplasty?
Your ears will be wrapped in bandages. Please be advised that cartilage takes time to heal, and you should take extra precautions to protect your ears from impacts, any type of pressure, and other potential sources of injuries. If you do injure your ears or experience some type of impact, contact our office right away to schedule a follow-up appointment with Dr. Balinger. Expect the healing to take several months.
How Long Will Ear Surgery Results Last?
The cartilage and soft tissue of the ears rarely changes over your lifetime, so the results of otoplasty are considered permanent.
Cosmetic ear surgery can help you feel more comfortable with the size and shape of your ears. Dr. Christopher Balinger offers otoplasty for men and women in Houston, Conroe, and nearby communities in Texas. Contact us today to schedule a free ear surgery consultation at our office in Houston or our office in Conroe.