Ear Surgery in Fort Worth, TX
The Center for Cosmetic Surgery offers ear surgery to residents of Fort Worth, Arlington and the surrounding communities in Texas.
What Is Ear Surgery?
Ear surgery, also called otoplasty, can correct birth defects and deformities in the ear structure. Whether an individual is plagued by macrotia (overly large ears), protruding ears, uneven ears, large earlobes, or lobes with prominent wrinkles or creases, Dr. Lavine can resculpt the ears. Other common conditions include lop or cup ear, folded ear, and shell ear. In all of these cases, by setting the ears closer to the head or reducing their size, ear surgery can help restore balance, create a more proportional facial appearance, and improve self-image and self-esteem. The resulting ears look and feel completely natural; for a child who has been teased for having unusual ears, this outcome can make a world of difference.
How Is Ear Surgery Performed?
Depending on the type of correction needed, this procedure involves small, discreet incisions through which Dr. Lavine removes and/or reshapes the cartilage. To minimize emotional trauma from being teased by peers, this procedure is performed frequently on children beyond age four; by this age, the ears are nearly fully grown.
What Can I Expect During Recovery from Ear Surgery?
Each individual’s recovery time is different. The first several days may involve pain, swelling, and bruising; the head should remain elevated as much as possible. Over the first seven to ten days, these initial symptoms will diminish; after this time, most normal activities may be resumed. Gauze dressings or bandages may be required for several days or weeks to help the ears heal in their newly corrected position.
The Center for Cosmetic Surgery offers experienced and skilled cosmetic surgery and plastic surgery services to residents and visitors in Fort Worth, Arlington and the surrounding communities in Texas. By focusing on each client’s unique concerns and needs, Dr. Lavine and his staff provide personalized care with state-of-the-art technology for optimal health, aesthetics, and patient satisfaction. To receive more information or schedule a consultation, call 817-953-6267 to speak with our friendly staff.