Do you have prominent ears that get noticed a lot? If yes, and you are ready to do something about them, you may want to consider otoplasty. Otoplasty will create the subtle change you need to make your ears appear balanced, and more attractive. But are you a good candidate for an otoplasty.
What is otoplasty?
Otoplasty or ear surgery is a procedure that is done to improve the position, shape, or size of the ear. It therefore focuses on correcting the way the ears look or are positioned on the head. Otoplasty can correct protruding ears, shell ears, lop ears, as well as stretched or torn earlobes.
Am I a good candidate for an otoplasty?
If you have prominent ears that bend forward, and you don’t like the way they look, you may be a good candidate for otoplasty. People that have ears that are too big, uneven, or oddly shaped, often choose to have otoplasty to fix their ears.
Patients considering otoplasty should also be in good health, and have realistic expectations about the procedure.
Otoplasty is regularly performed on children with protruding ears or ear deformities, because they are often teased by their peers, and this makes them feel very self-conscious about their appearance.
If you are interested in otoplasty, it’s important to consult with a board certified plastic surgeon for an evaluation. During the initial consultation the surgeon will discuss your specific concerns, to find out why you want to have the operation. The surgeon will also take measurements of the ears.
Would you like to learn more about otoplasty? Search our directory to find a practice in your area.
If you are in the greater Orange County area, South Coast Plastic Surgery, Irvine, CA, is our featured practice.
You can reach them at www.socoplasticsurgery.com, or by calling (949) 701-4454.