Otoplasty in Parker County

When your ears are oversized, asymmetric, or protrude excessively from your head, you may feel self-conscious. An otoplasty procedure can restore symmetry and correct the size of your ears so they appear more proportional to the rest of your head.  The surgery is safe and will not alter the location of the ears or your ability to hear.  When administered by a qualified plastic surgeon like Dr. Steele, otoplasty is a safe procedure that can be performed on young children once their cartilage has matured.   Feeling self-conscious about your ears can affect your self-esteem on a daily basis.

Consider undergoing otoplasty in Parker County. Dr. Steele is compassionate and is up to date on the latest otoplasty and facial plastic surgery techniques that will help to ensure that you—or your child—receive excellent treatment from your initial consultation through the recovery period.

Am I a Good Candidate for Ear Surgery?

Otoplasty, or ear pinning, is a cosmetic procedure that changes the ear’s shape, position, or size. You may be considering otoplasty if you have large ears (macrotia) or if your ears noticeably stick out from your head. You may have also undergone a previous otoplasty and are unsatisfied with the results.  A good candidate should also be in a healthy condition and not smoke.

When performed by a trusted plastic surgeon like Dr. Steele, otoplasty is safe for children. Your child may be a good candidate for otoplasty if they are healthy and have stable, mature ear cartilage, usually around the age of eight.

You or your child’s ears could be misshaped for many reasons. Whether it be a congenital condition or due to injury, you do not have to experience low self-esteem for the rest of your life. An otoplasty in Parker County can correct this and help restore confidence.

Otoplasty Techniques and Procedures

There are different types of techniques Dr. Steele uses to individualize your otoplasty treatment in Parker County:

  • The Mustarde technique treats underdeveloped antihelical folds to correct prominent ears
  • The Furnas technique reduces ear size by focusing on fixing excessive conchal cartilage
  • The Davis technique involves removing conchal cartilage to reduce the size of your ears

During your initial consultation, you can discuss your concerns with our team, and we will develop a specialized plan for you.

Are There Potential Side Effects of Ear Surgery?

All surgery poses risks. Fortunately, with a knowledgeable and experienced plastic surgeon like Dr. Steele, most side effects are preventable.

In addition to pain, potential side effects of otoplasty are:

  • Infection
  • Damage to cartilage
  • Asymmetry, overcorrection, or undercorrection
  • Bleeding or hematomas
  • Poor scars
  • Slow healing

Your risk of side effects can be reduced by taking the appropriate precautions. It is best to avoid aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs, and any herbal supplements that may increase bleeding. Our highly skilled Parker County plastic surgeon will prioritize your safety during your otoplasty procedure.

Ask a Trusted Parker County Plastic Surgeon About Otoplasty

When you feel concerned about the size or shape of your ears, there may be a perfect solution for you. Dr. Steele is compassionate to your challenges and can assist you through the process of otoplasty in Parker County.

You deserve to feel good about yourself. For more information or to schedule a consultation, please contact our office and learn how an otoplasty procedure can help you.