What is Ear Surgery?
Ears that appear to protrude and stick out, are asymmetrical or misshapen, or look too large can negatively impact your self-esteem, especially for children. Ear reshaping surgery (also known as otoplasty) is a cosmetic treatment that helps to redefine the shape, size, and position of the ears to result in a natural appearance. Dr. Staci Hix-Hernandez is a board-certified plastic surgeon in Central Texas who has helped countless women, men, and children to overcome their anxiety of showing their ears with this surgery. Regardless of the cosmetic issue, otoplasty at Beleza Surgery allows an individual to show their face from any angle with confidence. If you or your child are concerned about the size or shape of your ears, contact us to schedule a consultation with Dr. Hix-Hernandez at one of our four Beleza Surgery locations in Cedar Park, Round Rock, Austin, or Killeen, TX to find out about your options for otoplasty.
"This is my go to place for Lip Fillers. Ashley is amazing! I love the is place so much, I decided to have Lipo 360/BBL with Dr Smith. Surgery was last week and I’m loving my results so far! Scheduling a consult was super easy, Dusky the surgical coordinator is amazing. She explained everything to me at my consult and after a few days of thinking it over, I went ahead and booked. Sofia was my treatment coordinator, she was great! She answered all my questions and always responded to my calls. The pre-op appt. with Dr. Smith was great. Dr. Smith explained everything from top to bottom in details leaving myself and my husband with few questions. The day of surgery was a breeze. I didn’t catch the names of the Surgical nurse or PA, but they did everything to make sure I was comfortable my entire surgery. Dr Smith is an amazing provider. He did wonders and I’m so pleased and impressed with what I’m seeing so far. Dusky called me the day after surgery and explained everything post operatively in detail what do to from this point forward before my 2 week appt. I will most definitely be scheduling my next surgery at Beleza Medical spa. The communication with this place is spot on, leaving me with no negative remarks. Next year is tummy tuck time! I’m excited to see what Dr. Hix can do. Thank you Dr. Smith and team! Y’all are amazing!"- F.S. / Google / Nov 21, 2023
"Brleza killeen is the best. I can't say enough great things about Taylor Childs. I've received treatment at three different beleza locations and Taylor and Ashley are Superve. The welcoming attitude, knowledge base, attention to detail from Taylor is a million times better than any other place I've ever visited. I wish there was a Taylor at every costumer service desk. Love her professionalism and one of the major reasons to visit Brleza in Killeen."- M.T. / Google / Oct 19, 2023
"Panniculectomy and Breast Reduction/lift - Hix-Hernandez changed my life for the better forever! June of 2021 she performed a breast reduction lift. Removing 5pds of breast tissue. I then proceeded to lose 75 pds over the next year. And in July 2023 she performed my panniculectomy. Dr Hix responds. In the days after surgery I texted her early one morning.. and she wrote back within 15 minutes. And She's not afraid of the harder cases.. of which I was one.. my weight was not in check when we did the breast procedure. But she knew it would be life changing for me and said Yes. My healing was flawless. My scaring is minimal. I feel better than I can ever remember. I turned 60 this year! And can never recommend Dr Hix and her team enough."- P. / RealSelf / Oct 03, 2023
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"I've continued to have fantastic experiences over the past 15 years with Dr. Hix-Hernandez, Dusky, and Staff. I've been to Beleza for several procedures, big and small, and I've never been disappointed. Top notch facilities and doctors. Highly recommend."- S. / Google / Sep 17, 2023
What Can I Expect from Ear Surgery?
Otoplasty is completed using general anesthesia or IV sedation at our Cedar Park, TX location in our accredited OR. For many patients, the incision is placed around the back portion of the ear or within the inner folds. During this procedure, cartilage may be removed or added to create a smaller or larger appearance. It's generally common for each ear to be addressed during otoplasty to ensure they appear balanced. After the procedure, the incisions are closed with sutures and wrapped so they can remain protected. Once the procedure is finished and you are released to leave the outpatient surgery center, you will heal and rest at home. Dr. Hix-Hernandez or a member of her team will give recovery instructions. It's very important to not touch or scratch the ears. It's also important not to lay on the ears, and instead, sleep upright for the first several days. Dr. Hix-Hernandez will ask to see you back within the first week when she will remove the wrappings and assess you or your child's ears. The outcomes are visible right away, and the results will continue to look better as the ears heal.
Reshape for a Renewed Confidence
While the ears are not very big, the wrong shape, position, or size can make a big difference in a person's appearance. Ear surgery (otoplasty) may help your child avoid teasing at school, or help you if you have always felt uncomfortable about your ears. Call Beleza Surgery at one of our four Central Texas locations in Cedar Park, Round Rock, Austin, or Killeen, TX to schedule your appointment with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Staci Hix-Hernandez. We look forward to helping you achieve a look you can be proud of, as well as the confidence to show it off.