Effective Microtia Repair at Houston Plastic and Craniofacial Surgery
Posted Aug 05 2013 9:55am
Houston Plastic and Craniofacial Surgery, an AAAASF accredited plastic surgery center in Houston, Texas, provides safe and effective microtia repair for normal looking ears. The center’s customized ear reconstruction surgery provides an aesthetically pleasing solution to resolve deformity in one or both ears.
Dr Sean Boutros, the highly qualified and skilled plastic surgeon who heads this center, is an expert in ear reconstruction procedures. Effective solutions are provided for microtia, the congenital condition characterized by an underdeveloped pinna or external ear, resulting in a smaller than normal ear or the absence of the outer ear.
At this plastic surgery practice, no artificial material is used in microtia repair. Reconstruction is performed utilizing rib cartilage from the child’s own body. This can offer longer lasting results and reduce the chances of infections associated with using artificial materials as well as other potential long-term issues.
This ear surgery is performed on children between 5 to 7 years of age, when the rib cartilage is sufficiently developed for the creation of a properly-sized ear. The rib cartilage graft reconstruction procedure for microtia repair involves two stages. In the first stage, cartilage extracted from the ribs is carved, molded and reshaped to form a new ear. The second procedure is usually performed four months after the first and involves the elevation of the ear to a proper position. Surgery to reconstruct the contour of the ear canal is performed after the outer ear reconstruction is complete.
Ear reconstruction surgery at Houston Plastic and Craniofacial Surgery is performed with the specific goal of helping children to overcome the embarrassment of a malformed ear or ears and gain the self-confidence they need to lead a normal life.
Dr. Boutros is dedicated to resolving patient and parent concerns with customized treatment options using the latest technology. The center provides quality care in a soothing and comfortable ambience. The blend of innovative treatment procedures, quality staff and technical expertise helps patients achieve their goals with minimal complications. Houston Plastic and Craniofacial Surgery also strives to provide services to children with facial disfigurements regardless of financial resources.
About Houston Plastic and Craniofacial Surgery
Located in Houston, Texas, Houston Plastic and Craniofacial Surgery provide customized aesthetic and reconstructive procedures for better physical appearance. Besides microtia repair, the other latest reconstructive and cosmetic procedures provided here include surgery for cleft lip & palate, brachial plexus injury, genioplasty, mandibular distraction, liposuction, Fraxel laser treatment