Ear Tuck (Otoplasty)

Ear Tuck Otoplasty Performed by Dr. Patt

For patients in need of a surgical ear tuck, or otoplasty, the Houston Center for Facial Plastic Surgery is proud to have facial reconstructive surgeon Dr. Bradford Patt available to perform various ear surgery techniques.

Otoplasty is a medical term used to describe what is more commonly known as an ear tuck.

Otoplasty stems from the Greek οὖς, oûs, “ear” + πλάσσειν plassein, “to shape”; hence, it is the surgical reshaping, moving, or augmenting of the ears.

Patients opt for a surgical ear tuck to correct and/or reconstruct various deformities and defects of the external ear. An otoplasty is also performed to construct an external ear in the case of an absent ear or lobe, due to congenital conditions like microtia and anotia, or due to an accident or trauma.

As one of Houston’s “Top Docs” in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology, Dr. Patt specializes in conditions of the ear, nose, and throat. And Houston patients consistently turn to him for education and surgical insight regarding facial reconstructive techniques, including the basics and intricacies of otoplasty.