An otoplasty may be considered to reshape or repair ears that are too large, too small, or stick out too much. Sometimes, the hole of a pierced ear can become stretched, elongated, or even split from wearing heavy earrings. In addition, there are devices, such as gauges, lugs and ear stretchers that individuals wear that can traumatize the ear. All of these ear conditions can be corrected with cosmetic ear surgery. Frisco, TX double-board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Robert Najera, performs otoplasty ear surgery to reshape abnormal appearing ears, as well as restorative earlobe repair for men, women, and children with split, stretched, or traumatized ears.
"Dr. Najera hands down is the BEST doctor. I had a complete mommy make over and Dr. Najera and his staff especially his coordinator Amber have been nothing but EXCELLENT. Office staff is pleasant and professional. Dr. Najera has ALWAYS been about my happiness and well being. He is very professional and explained everything to me and answered EVERY question I ever had. I would recommend him to EVERYONE. From beginning to the end Dr. Najera and his staff have taken GREAT care of me!!!!"- T.S. / Google / Oct 30, 2015
"Breast Cancer/ Breast Reconstruction - I was referred by my breast surgeon to see Dr. Najera for the reconstruction. When I visited the office for the first time I immediately felt comfortable. Originally I was referred to another plastic surgeon and did not feel comfortable in that office. Thankfully I ended up with Dr. Najera. His staff are very courteous and professional. Needing a bilateral mastectomy was scary but they made me feel better about the whole procedure. Dr. Najera was very professional and explained everything clearly. He loves what he does and his work shows. I would absolutely refer Dr. Najera to anyone and everyone. I am very pleased with the results of my reconstruction. Thank you!"- P. / RealSelf / Jan 04, 2017
"Caring and supportive Staff - Frisco, TX - I knew I wanted the procedure but forgot to ask so many questions until after it was done. The staff and Dr. Najera were very responsive to my concerns and listened to me weeks after my surgery. It turns out to be a scary experience after the surgery but they help every step of the way."- J. / RealSelf / Dec 29, 2016
"Dr. Najera is awesome - Frisco, TX - Dr. Najera performed reconstruction surgery after my bilateral mastectomy. I was very pleased with the results. The scars barely show. His bedside manner is kind and compassionate. Everyone on his staff is friendly. I would recommend him to anyone."- 2. / RealSelf / Dec 29, 2016
"34, 2 C-sections and Lots of Damage from Big Ol' Babies - Frisco, TX - It has only been around 6 weeks since my tt, but I cannot say enough good things about not only Dr. Najera, but his amazing office staff. From my very first visit, I felt like everyone was genuinely interested in helping me feel better, physically and self-esteem wise. Any time I had a question, be it by e-mail or phone message, I received a response quickly, and never felt like I was silly for asking. They really want to make sure you are informed for your recovery. So far everything has healed perfectly, and while I am still swollen (totally to be expected at this stage) I could not be happier with my results. I feel so much more confident and cannot wait to be able to do all of the things with my kids that my diastasis was keeping me from before. If you are considering getting a tt or mommy makeover at all, it is totally worth it, and Dr. Najera is a wonderful choice for a surgeon. I would totally do it again."- L. / RealSelf / Aug 18, 2016
Dr. Najera will choose a surgical technique based on what is being repaired or changed on the ear. Incisions are made behind the ear or if made in the front, in the ear’s natural folds so scars will not be apparent after the procedure. Cartilage may be removed or reshaped depending on the patient’s goals. Damaged and/or excess skin may be removed and the remaining skin will be tightened for a natural look and then stitched back together. For ears that are too small or underdeveloped, tissue grafting may be used. If both ears are being repaired, Dr. Najera will take care to match both ears for symmetry. If only one ear is being repaired, the ear being repaired will be matched to the normal ear.
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In additional to reshaping and pinning the ears (Otoplasty ear surgery), Dr. Najera also performs ear surgery to repair a torn or damaged earlobe. This is usually caused by trauma, heavy jewelry, gauges, etc. that stretch and tear the earlobe. During surgery, the torn edges of the skin will be carefully trimmed away and removed from both sides of the tear, and then sutures will be placed to re-connect the skin. The patient will have the stitches for several weeks to allow the skin and cartilage to heal together. The stiches will be removed in stages as the earlobe strengthens and the earlobe becomes well shaped.
During the earlobe repair, a small amount of local anesthetic is placed into the lobe. Specialized instruments are then used to carefully excise the skin around the earlobe defect. A few tiny sutures are placed to bring the skin edges together, and these stay in for about a week. It takes about 30 minutes to repair one earlobe, and approximately 45 minutes for both. In most cases you can have your ears re-pierced about 6 to 8 weeks after the sutures are removed. Most patients can expect a rapid recovery with minimal post-procedure discomfort.
An otoplasty can cost between $2,000 and $5,000 depending on the extent of the procedure and whether one or both ears are being repaired. In most cases, ear surgery is considered elective and not covered by your insurance. However, if ear surgery is needed to correct a birth defect or trauma, your insurance may cover all or part of the cost.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $2,000 - $5,000
- Recovery Time
- 1-2 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 30 Minutes - 1 Hour
- Procedure Recovery Location
Ear Surgery FAQs@headingTag>
- Length: 30 – 45 minutes
- Anesthesia: Local
- In/Outpatient: Outpatient
- Side Effects: Temporary swelling, bruising, and some pain
- Risks: Pain, bleeding, infection, fluid collections, healing problems, and blood clots
- Recovery: 1 - 2 weeks
- Final Appearance: 2 – 3 weeks
- Duration of Results: Permanent, if no more trauma to the ear occurs
Attain Natural Appearing Ears@headingTag>
Just like the rest of your facial features, your ears contribute to your overall appearance and how people perceive you. Symmetrical, aesthetically appealing ears can be achieved with cosmetic ear surgery. If you are not comfortable showing your face from all angles, we invite you to call our Frisco, TX plastic surgery office today and schedule your consultation with Dr. Robert Najera.