Austin Ears (Otoplasty) & Chin (Genioplasty) plastic surgery
Prominent ears draw unwanted and negative social scrutiny and attention. They create a perception of reduced intelligence and a lack of sophistication.
A weak chin creates facial imbalance. It worsens jowl appearance and decreases the distinction that needs to exist between the neck and face. In men a weak reduces the masculine mystique. On the other hand, an overly projecting chin in a woman reduces the feminine appearance.
Otoplasty (pinning the ear back) repositions and reshapes the ears so they are less prominence.
Genioplasty generally is designed to make the chin project more with either an implant or by repositioning the leading the edge of the chin bone. What makes most sense for any individual is dependent upon many factors and the choice is customized to the patient. If the chin is located to far forward it can be repositioned back.Key Points
- Knowledge of both implant and bony surgery thus able to offer a true choice to patients
- Wrote a chapter on genioplasty
- Wrote a published scientific paper on a otoplasty
- Runs the ear clinic at Dell Children’s Medical Center
Both of these procedures are generally tolerated well. A head band should be worn for a specified period after an otoplasty.