What is Ear Surgery?
Ear surgery, or ear pinning, can improve the shape, position, and proportion of your ear. An ear surgery in Houston is performed to minimize birth defects or structural problems in the ear and can treat misshapen ears caused by injury. By creating a natural shape, the procedure balances and proportions the ears and face. Correction of even minor deformities can have a major impact on patient appearance and self-esteem. Patients experiencing macrotia, or large ears, may opt for this procedure. The procedure can also correct protruding ears on one or both sides or a problem from a previous ear surgery. Dr. Wiener performs ear surgery to patients in Houston and the surrounding areas of Pearland and League City, Texas. Ear Pinning patients trust Dr. Wiener for his innovative surgical techniques and vast knowledge when undergoing an ear surgery procedure.
Am I a candidate for Ear Surgery in Houston?
Candidates for ear surgery in Houston include a wide array of patients. Children as young as six years old can undergo ear surgery to correct large or protruding ears. Good candidates for ear surgery are healthy (non-smokers), and do not have a condition that might impair healing. Having a positive outlook and realistic goals for the surgery is important for patients. A consultation with Dr. Wiener is needed to help determine if ear surgery can benefit you.
What Does Ear Surgery Include?
Cartilage in children’s ears are often soft enough so that splints can be used for contouring the ear. However, adults have harder cartilage, and repositioning or removing cartilage though a small incision is needed. Depending on the desired outcome, incisions may be created inside or behind the ear. Excess skin and fat will be removed, and cartilage brought into the appropriate position. Stitches are then used to close incisions.
What is Ear Surgery recovery like?
Your recovery will depend on your individual procedure. You may experience some discomfort, but this is normal and can be controlled with pain medication. While healing, patients may notice an itchy feeling in their ears. It is important that bandages aren't removed, because this may result in loss of some of the correction.
What results can I expect from Houston Ear Surgery?
Ear surgery in Houston provides almost immediate results in cases of protruding ears. After surgery, you can experience the new shape and contour of your ears. These will become visible once supportive ear dressings are removed. If your surgery was more extensive, you can expect results to appear more slowly over time. The visible scarring you experience should be minimal. Any incisions made during surgery will be located behind the ear or in its natural creases for this reason. Dr. Wiener performs ear surgery to patients all over Houston. His office is conveniently located just 11 miles South of Pasadena, TX, in Clear Lake. Call our office today to schedule your one-on-one consultation with board certified surgeon, Dr. Thomas Wiener.