Otoplasty, also known as Ear Reshaping Surgery or Ear Pinning, is a cosmetic procedure performed to alter the shape, position or proportion of the ears.
Why Choose Otoplasty?
People typically choose to undergo otoplasty for the following reasons:
- Protruding Ears: The most common reason for otoplasty is to correct ears that stick out prominently from the sides of the head. This can be a source of self-consciousness and may lead to teasing or bullying, particularly during childhood. Otoplasty can reshape the cartilage and position the ears closer to the head, creating a more balanced appearance.
- Congenital Deformities: Some individuals are born with ear abnormalities such as malformed or underdeveloped ears. Otoplasty can help correct these congenital deformities, improving the symmetry and aesthetics of the ears.
- Asymmetry: Some people have naturally asymmetrical ears, where one ear is noticeably different in size or shape compared to the other. Otoplasty can help create a more harmonious balance between the ears.
- Earlobe reconstruction: People who have experienced trauma, injury, or damage to their earlobes, such as lobe tears or elongation, may choose otoplasty to restore the shape and appearance of the earlobes.
- Dissatisfaction With Previous Otoplasty: In some cases, individuals may have undergone otoplasty in the past but are dissatisfied with their results. They may choose to undergo Revision Otoplasty to correct any remaining issues or achieve their desired outcome.
Otoplasty is an Elective Plastic Surgery
It’s important to note that Otoplasty is an elective cosmetic procedure, and individuals who consider it should have realistic expectations about the outcomes. Consulting with a qualified Board Certified Plastic Surgeon is essential to determine if Otoplasty is the right choice for you or your child.
An individualized consultation appointment is the next step, and allows you to discuss your goals and concerns with an experienced professional who can review your options. To schedule a Private Otoplasty Consultation call (925) 943-6353, today.Previous Post Next Post