Otoplasty Fort Worth

A profile that’s naturally you

Have your prominent ears been a source of self-consciousness? Ear reshaping can restore balance to your facial features, helping you feel more confident every day.

The Basics of Otoplasty in Fort Worth

Otoplasty is the term plastic surgeons like Dr. Max use for ear reshaping or “ear pinning” cosmetic surgery. Through otoplasty, Dr. Max can set your prominent ears back closer to your head or reduce the size of large ears. Ear surgery can also address defects in your ear structure, whether that defect is the result of an injury or was present at birth. Following ear pinning surgery, patients tend to feel more confident in their appearance, and this has life-enhancing benefits:

  • You’ll feel free to wear your hair any way you like; no more hiding your ears
  • You can put on earrings without worrying about drawing unwanted attention to your ears
  • For children, otoplasty can help them avoid being teased about their prominent ears, which can help enhance their self-esteem

How old does my child need to be to have ear pinning surgery?

If you are the concerned parent of a child who has been teased or bullied due to prominent ears, ear pinning can be safely and effectively performed on children as early as the age of 5, when your child’s ears reach full size. Typically, Dr. Max will recommend general anesthesia for children undergoing otoplasty to ensure his or her comfort and reduce anxiety.

Otoplasty can help your child avoid a lifetime of self-doubt resulting from unusually shaped ears.

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What if I want to improve my own ears?

If you are an adult seeking more proportionate ears in Fort Worth, otoplasty (ear pinning) plastic surgery with Dr. Max can address lifelong concerns about your appearance and facial balance. During the procedure, Dr. Max may reshape or reduce the size of your ears to help them appear symmetrical and streamlined with the contours of your face, helping improve how you feel about your appearance.

Typically, otoplasty can be performed on adult patients using local anesthesia. Incisions are concealed in the natural crease behind the ear or within the fold at the front of the ear.

Learn more at a personal consultation

During your personal consultation at our office in Fort Worth, Dr. Max will listen carefully to your concerns and address all of your questions about otoplasty for you or your child. He discusses your goals realistically, and then together, you will decide whether ear reshaping surgery is the best approach. If you have more questions after your first consultation, Dr. Max will be glad to meet with you again at no charge. His first concern is making sure you have the information you need to make a confident decision about surgery.