Otoplasty, or corrective ear surgery, can change the shape and position of your ears, improving their aesthetics and bringing them into balance with other facial features. The procedure can:
- Reduce the amount that ears stick out.
- Decrease the size of the ears.
- Correct earlobe enlargement from genetics, gauges or piercings.
- Remove unwanted growths or extra tissue.
Dr. Rose offers Corpus Christi patients otoplasty as a solution for these and other concerns. After having performed nearly 3,000 facial surgeries, he has the experience and training to revise your ears in a natural-looking and attractive way. As a patient, you’ll appreciate his skill, knowledge, and supportive approach to your care.
Most people and children don’t want ears that “stick out”. Otoplasty is a corrective surgery that “resets” or creates the appropriate ear fold and shape for a more natural looking ear. It only takes a few hours to correct a lifetime of unwanted grief and attention.
Whether you are seeking a procedure for yourself or your child, start by scheduling an initial consultation with Dr. Rose. During your visit, you’ll have time to talk about the changes you’d like to make and how you’d like to look following your procedure.
Dr. Rose will conduct an examination of your ears and may also ask about your medical history. This will allow him to create an appropriate surgical plan and set your expectations for what he can achieve. Dr. Rose performs corrective ear surgery for Corpus Christi patients using a variety of techniques, including:
- Revising the cartilage behind the ears to keep them closer to the scalp.
- Reducing the size of the earlobes.
- Excising growths for a more aesthetic appearance.
Dr. Rose encourages patients to ask questions about their otoplasty procedure and helps them understand what they can expect at every stage in the process. He believes providing patients with access and information helps them make a more informed and confident decision about surgery.
Your Experience with Otoplasty
Dr. Rose performs corrective ear surgery at either a local Corpus Christi hospital or our state-of-the-art facility. Many patients prefer having their procedure at our practice because of its familiar and professional environment and friendly, caring staff. The surgery takes place under general or local anesthesia and patients can expect to go home the same day.
Otoplasty surgery lasts around 2 hours and the patient will wear a compression headband for a week following surgery. Dr. Rose and our staff can offer you guidelines for your recovery specific to your surgery.
Otoplasty should provide you with permanent results, whether your aim was smaller ears, less prominent ear features, or improved aesthetics. Outcomes are fairly predictable, and Dr. Rose makes surgical plans and decisions in consultation with patients to create results that meet or exceed their expectations.
Learn more about corrective ear surgery. Schedule your otoplasty consultation with our Corpus Christi office by calling (361) 651-1200.