Plastic Surgery Affiliates offers otoplasty for men and women who want to improve the size, shape, and orientation of their ears. For more than 20 years, board-certified plastic surgeon, Michael Hueneke, MD, has provided these services to patients in Nashville, Brentwood, Hendersonville, Franklin, Smyrna, and the surrounding areas of Tennessee.
What is Otoplasty?
Your ears work with other features of your face to create an overall balance. Having ears that are disproportionate or that stand out too much detracts from your eyes and smile. Otoplasty is a cosmetic procedure that is recommended for adults who wish to change the size, shape, and orientation of the ears.
Ear surgery may involve:
- Removing cartilage
- Using grafts of cartilage to build up areas
- Removing soft tissues
- Suturing the ears closer to the head
What is the Cost of Otoplasty?
The average cost of otoplasty is $5,000 – $5,500, although this does vary by patient. We can discuss the details of your cost for otoplasty at the time of your consultation. For your convenience, Plastic Surgery Affiliates offers financing options for qualified patients.
What Are the Benefits of Otoplasty?
The primary benefit of otoplasty is enhancing harmony between the ears and facial structure. Otoplasty does not affect hearing.
What is the Recovery Time for Otoplasty?
The outer ears do not contain bone, so healing from otoplasty requires special attention from our patients. Your ears are wrapped in a bandage to prevent injury and hold the cartilage in place until it heals. You should avoid any activities that increase the risk of impact to and pressure on the ears, including sleeping on your side.
Healing time varies, and Dr. Hueneke will explain what to expect during your recovery from ear surgery at the time of your consultation. You are also given post-surgical aftercare instructions, and we recommend that someone be present during this discussion to ensure that you are able to care for your ears after otoplasty.
If you are looking for a plastic surgeon for your otoplasty in Nashville, Brentwood, Hendersonville, Franklin, Smyrna and the nearby areas of Tennessee, entrust your care to Dr. Hueneke, a board-certified plastic surgeon who has worked with men and women for over 20 years. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.