Ear Surgery by Houston Cosmetic Surgeon
Ear Surgery (also known as Otoplasty) is an operation that changes the appearance of the external ear.
(The operation is most commonly performed for protruding ears.)
This cosmetic surgery procedure, positions the ears closer to the head by reshaping the cartilage. Subsequent scars will be concealed due to the natural skin crease that is behind the ears (this is where the incision is made.)
After surgery, a gauze dressing or bandage should be worn for several days to ensure that the ears heal in their new, more natural position. Strenuous activities and contact sports should be avoided for several weeks.
Costs vary depending upon the extent of the surgery and areas treated. Fees for elective surgery are usually paid prior to surgery. In general, cosmetic surgery is considered elective and is not covered by most insurance plans unless the primary reason for surgery is to improve function. To be sure, contact our Houston cosmetic surgeon and your insurance company before surgery.