For an intricate procedure such as ear reshaping cosmetic surgery (otoplasty), it is important for patients to choose an experienced and well-qualified surgeon.
This procedure is relatively safe, but it does involve some risks, akin to any surgical procedure. Therefore, the patient should work with a surgeon with a proven record of safe and predictable results.
Board certified female plastic surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak provides otoplasty to patients in Houston, Texas, and surrounding communities.
Identifying the Right Surgeon
The results of ear reshaping surgery will last for many years into the future, possibly the patient’s entire lifespan. For this reason, they should devote adequate time to identify a surgeon who will offer them their desired appearance.
Choosing the right surgeon may seem like a daunting task with countless doctors offering plastic surgery. But certain criteria can make it easier for the patient to make the correct choice.
The patient should seek an experienced cosmetic surgeon with a proven record of developing excellent otoplasty outcomes. Many surgeons may be specialists in a specific procedure, but not have practical experience in facial surgeries. Such surgeons are likely not the right choice for a patient seeking ear surgery.
Patients should work with a surgeon who has training in the management of surgical complications. While the chances of the development of such complications are low, working with a surgeon with expertise in this area will reduce the risks even further.
On the other hand, the patient should evaluate whether the surgeon in consideration has a proven record. Prospective patients are entitled to receive all relevant details from each state medical board.
Ideally, the patient should choose a surgeon with specialized training in plastic surgery, likely an ABPS board-certified surgeon. However, it is also vital to understand whether the surgeon has requisite hands-on experience in the area.
In case the patient seeks a specific type of otoplasty technique or desires additional facial procedures, they should identify a surgeon with experience in these specific procedures.
Working with an approachable surgeon who makes the patient feel comfortable will likely offer them higher satisfaction levels with the final outcomes.
Patients should seek a surgeon who is willing to devote time to them, respond to their questions in a detailed manner, and develop a customized surgical plan. At the same time, they should try to avoid a surgeon who pressures them to undergo more treatment than they actually need or want.
Desirable Attributes of an Ear Surgeon
- Compassionate, warm, and easy to talk to
- Inclined to provide the patient with thorough information on otoplasty
- Devoted to the idea of making a difference in the patient’s life through plastic surgery procedures
- Provides customized care and attention to every patient
- Ability to comprehend the aesthetic needs, hopes, desires, and aspirations of the patient
- Possesses a sense of balance, form, and proportion
- Has detailed knowledge of the facial anatomy
- Makes use of the latest techniques to ensure that the ear reshaping surgery is minimally invasive and causes as little scarring as possible
Female cosmetic surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak receives patients from Houston, Texas, and nearby areas for otoplasty.
For more information on procedures and treatments provided by board-certified female plastic surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak please call us to schedule a consultation at 713.354.5145 or click here. Offices in Houston, Texas.