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Houston, TX 77030  

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The earlier a decision is made to perform an otoplasty, the better. Softer cartilage in the ear is easier to sculpt and mold. An incision is made just behind the ear, near the head. Any extra skin and cartilage are removed and the surgeon sculpts the ear to the desired shape. The ear is secured into place with stitches. No pressure may be put on the ears for approximately one week.

Otoplasty or ear surgery can be done at any age. There are a number of techniques involved to alter the appearance of protruding ears. Surgery can be done as early as five years old and can help young children avoid ridicule and social trauma.

Procedure Time: 2 hours or less

Recovery Time: 3 - 5 days
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