Otoplasty

Otoplasty | Dallas Highland Park

More than organs that detect and analyze sound, the ears are an important physical characteristic of any person. The most common aesthetic concern patients have with their ears is that they might be too large or stick out to the sides. Otoplasty is the answer.

To Dr. Abtahi, otoplasty surgery is a way for patients to look their best, which means feeling their best, so they can enjoy life to the fullest. He recognizes his role as a surgeon and human being is to help patients obtain an optimum level of health, which includes looking and feeling better about themselves.

Learn more about otoplasty surgery by scheduling a consultation with Dr. Abtahi today. We are located in Dallas, TX, and proudly serve patients visiting from Highland Park, Fort Worth, Southlake, Aledo, Plano, Keller, Frisco, Grapevine, Colleyville, Arlington, and other nearby areas.

What Is Otoplasty Surgery?

Otoplasty, or ear surgery, is a cosmetic procedure designed to improve the shape, position, or proportions of the ears. It can be performed on both children and adults, and it aims to correct a variety of ear deformities or simply enhance the appearance of the ears.

People choose to undergo otoplasty for various reasons. Some patients may have naturally misshapen ears, while others may have experienced trauma or injury that altered their ear’s appearance. Common reasons for otoplasty include:

  • Protruding ears
  • Large or overly prominent ears
  • Congenital ear deformities
  • Previous ear surgery complications

There are several types of otoplasty procedures, each addressing a specific ear issue. The most common types include:

  • Ear pinning surgery, or protruding ear surgery
  • Earlobe repair
  • Ear reduction, or prominent ear reduction
  • Ear reconstruction, or ear reshaping surgery

Which type of otoplasty a patient should choose depends entirely on their desired aesthetic results, and this must be discussed at length with the surgeon who performs the procedure.

Basic Steps Involved in Dr. Abtahi's Otoplasty Surgery

While each patient’s otoplasty journey is unique, Dr. Abtahi’s approach to otoplasty has been refined over years of practice and experience. He has developed the ideal procedure for helping patients achieve the best results possible. Here are some common steps to expect.

Dr. Ali R. Abtahi of Amor Propio Aesthetic Surgery

Meet Ali R. Abtahi, DO MSc

Dr. Ali R. Abtahi, DO MSc is a highly skilled surgeon with extensive training in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Comprehensive Aesthetic Surgery, and General Surgery. Through his artistic vision and sincere passion for plastic surgery of the utmost quality, Dr. Abtahi is dedicated to delivering an elite, personalized experience.

What Patients Must Understand Before Deciding on Otoplasty Surgery

While otoplasty certainly helps patients toward their aesthetic goals, like all plastic surgeries, numerous factors must be considered before committing to the treatment. Some of the most important considerations include:

Realistic Expectations

It’s essential for patients to have realistic expectations about the results of otoplasty. While the procedure can significantly improve the appearance of the ears, perfect symmetry may not always be achievable.

Potential Risks and Complications

As with any surgery, otoplasty carries some risks, including infection, bleeding, and anesthesia complications. Additionally, there is a chance of unsatisfactory results that may require revision surgery.

Preparing for the Procedure

Before undergoing otoplasty, patients should follow Dr. Abtahi’s pre-operative instructions, which include stopping certain medications, avoiding smoking, reducing alcohol intake, and arranging for someone to drive them home following surgery. In doing so, patients give themselves the best opportunity to enjoy a smooth surgery, event-free recovery, and attain the best aesthetic results possible.

Choosing the Otoplasty Surgeon

Other than understanding what otoplasty surgery involves, the most important decision patients can make regarding their otoplasty procedure is which surgeon they choose. This decision directly impacts their results, as the training, experience, and rapport of the surgeon determine the surgeon’s professional ability. Patients should choose surgeons according to the following criteria.

Board Certification and Experience

When selecting an otoplasty surgeon, it’s crucial to choose a board-certified plastic surgeon with extensive experience in cosmetic ear surgery. This ensures that the surgeon has undergone rigorous training and possesses the necessary skills to achieve the best possible results.

Personal Rapport and Communication

A strong rapport and open communication with the surgeon are essential. Patients should feel comfortable discussing goals, concerns, and expectations. The surgeon should listen attentively and provide clear, honest feedback on what can be achieved through otoplasty.

Schedule a Dallas Otoplasty Consultation Today

Otoplasty is an ideal option for anybody who wants to improve the appearance of their ears. Don’t hesitate to schedule a consultation with Dr. Abtahi in Dallas—a highly experienced Dallas otoplasty surgeon.

During the consultation, each patient is presented with the opportunity to discuss their goals and learn more about the procedure. Take the first step towards building more confidence by booking an appointment today.

Call us at (469) 293-2533 or reach us online today!

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Otoplasty FAQs

While some discomfort is normal following the surgery, pain can be managed with prescribed medication. Most patients report minimal pain during the recovery process.

Yes, otoplasty can be performed on children as young as 5 to 6 years old when the ears have reached their full size. Early intervention can help prevent teasing and boost a child’s self-esteem.

Otoplasty results are generally long-lasting, and the ears should maintain their improved shape and position for many years.

Insurance coverage for otoplasty varies depending on the specific policy and whether the procedure is deemed medically necessary. Patients must confer with insurance providers to determine their coverage.

In the event of unsatisfactory results, revision surgery may be an option. It’s essential to discuss these concerns with the surgeon to determine the best course of action.