Balance Your Beauty with Refined Ears

When you see your reflection, are you distracted by overly large, protruding, or asymmetrical ears? It can be challenging to step confidently into the world when you feel your ears steal the spotlight. At Higdon Plastic Surgery, we understand the emotions accompanying these insecurities and offer a compassionate approach to addressing them so you can feel like your best, most balanced self, inside and out. Led by the renowned plastic surgeon, Dr. Kye Higdon, a cosmetic expert with an extensive background of aesthetic education and leadership, you can trust our otoplasty procedures are executed with precision, care, and skill. With a commitment to achieving natural, harmonious results, we offer the opportunity to subtly elevate your unique beauty and feel more confident in your appearance.

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What Is Ear Surgery (Otoplasty)?

Ear surgery, or otoplasty, is a cosmetic procedure designed to reshape and reposition the ears for a more balanced and symmetrical appearance. Otoplasty is commonly sought by individuals unhappy with their ears' size, shape, or protrusion. Dr. Higdon performs otoplasty in the Nashville & Franklin, TN area to address various concerns, including prominent ears, asymmetry between the ears, or deformities resulting from injury or congenital conditions. During the procedure, the surgeon may reshape the cartilage of the ear, adjust its position closer to the head, or both, depending on the patient's specific goals. Otoplasty is often performed under local or general anesthesia, depending on your preference and degree of correction required, and can result in a more proportionate and aesthetically pleasing ear contour.

The Benefits of Ear Surgery (Otoplasty)

Otoplasty in the Nashville & Franklin, TN area with Dr. Kye Higdon offers you a chance to address insecurity surrounding the appearance of your eyes. Learn about the benefits of this procedure below:

Improved Ear Appearance

Otoplasty can enhance the overall appearance of the ears by reshaping and repositioning them to achieve a more balanced and symmetrical look.

Correction of Protruding Ears

For those with prominent or protruding ears, otoplasty can provide a solution by bringing the ears closer to the head for a more natural contour.

Enhanced Facial Harmony

Reshaping the ears through otoplasty can improve facial symmetry and harmony, enhancing overall facial aesthetics.

Boost in Self-Confidence

By addressing aesthetic concerns related to the ears, otoplasty can help individuals feel more confident and satisfied with their appearance.

At Higdon Plastic Surgery, we are proud to be located in Franklin, TN, providing top-quality cosmetic surgery services to our local community and beyond. Situated in the heart of Franklin, our clinic is conveniently accessible to residents of Brentwood, Cool Springs, and Nashville, TN, seeking expert care and transformative procedures.

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Is Otoplasty Right for Me?

Otoplasty best suits those who are bothered by the appearance of their ears and desire improvement in their ear shape or position. Ideal candidates for otoplasty include healthy patients who may be bothered by protruding ears, asymmetrical ears, or other aesthetic concerns related to the ears. Symptoms that could indicate a potential benefit from otoplasty include self-consciousness about ear appearance, discomfort with certain hairstyles, or social anxiety related to ear appearance. However, the suitability of otoplasty varies for each individual, and consultation with Dr. Higdon at Higdon Plastic Surgery in Franklin, TN, is essential to assess candidacy. We encourage you to schedule your consultation if you're considering this procedure. Dr. Higdon will evaluate your anatomy, discuss your goals, expectations, and concerns, and recommend a personalized treatment plan tailored to your needs.

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What to Expect The Ear Surgery (Otoplasty) Procedure

Ear surgery with Dr. Higdon typically begins with administering anesthesia to ensure your comfort throughout the surgery. Dr. Higdon will then make discreet incisions behind the ears or within the natural folds, depending on the specific technique chosen based on your needs. Through these incisions, he will reshape the cartilage of the ears to achieve the desired aesthetic outcome, which may involve pinning the ears back, reducing their size, or correcting asymmetry.

The duration of the procedure can vary depending on the complexity of the correction needed but generally ranges approximately one to two hours. The power of otoplasty lies in manipulating cartilage to reshape the ears and achieve a more balanced and proportionate appearance. Dr. Higdon's expertise in cosmetic plastic surgery ensures that each procedure step is meticulously performed to achieve optimal results tailored to your unique anatomy and aesthetic goals.

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Ear Surgery (Otoplasty) Recovery

Following ear surgery, you can expect some initial swelling, bruising, and discomfort around the ears, typically managed with prescribed pain medication and by keeping the head elevated. Dr. Higdon will provide specific postoperative instructions to optimize healing and minimize potential complications. You may need to wear a supportive headband or dressing for a few weeks to protect the ears and maintain their new position during the initial stages of healing. Most individuals can return to work and light activities within about a week.

However, strenuous exercise and activities that could bump or strain the ears should be avoided for several weeks. Attending follow-up appointments with Dr. Higdon is essential to monitor progress, ensure proper healing, and address questions or concerns that may arise during the recovery period. Over time, as swelling subsides and the ears settle into their new position, you will begin to enjoy the full results of your otoplasty procedure, with a more balanced and harmonious ear appearance.

Why Choose Higdon Plastic Surgery?

At Higdon Plastic Surgery, we understand the emotional impact that insecurities about ear appearance can have on a person, often beginning in adolescence, due to teasing or bullying surrounding prominent or asymmetrical ears.  At Higdon Plastic Surgery, we are proud to be located in Franklin, TN, providing top-quality cosmetic surgery services to our local community and beyond. Situated in the heart of Franklin, our clinic is conveniently accessible to residents of Brentwood, Cool Springs, and Nashville, TN, seeking expert care for otoplasty. Dr. Higdon's expertise and compassionate approach ensure you receive safe, personalized care and achieve natural-looking results to enhance your confidence and overall well-being.  Whether seeking correction for protruding ears, ear asymmetry, or other concerns, we are dedicated to tailoring your ear surgery to address all of your unique individual needs and aesthetic goals. Take the first step towards a more confident and balanced ear appearance by scheduling a consultation at Higdon Plastic Surgery today.

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