Now “Ear” This!

Nobody’s perfect, but Americans seem to have a love affair with doing everything they can to get that way, especially with the help of plastic surgery. Among the more frequent plastic surgery procedures, believe it or not, is ear surgery. The number of cosmetic procedures done to correct ears alone in 2013 was staggering, with 25,533 women and 15, 905 men undergoing some sort of ear surgery. One would think that men, whose hair styles more often leave ears exposed to the world, would surpass women, who can easily cover their ears with their hair. Not so…

Otoplasty Options

Cosmetic surgery of the ear(Also known as otoplasty or ear reshaping,) is an aesthetic procedure that alters the size, position, or proportion of the ears. The outcome of ear reshaping surgery varies greatly depending on the changes that are desired, but these procedures generally improve self-confidence, especially in children and teenagers. If the ears stick out, ear pinning can be performed to flatten the ears against the head. If one ear is positioned higher than the other, ear repositioning can create symmetry. Large, oversized ears can be addressed alone or in conjunction with other ear issues.

You Might Be A Good Candidate For Otoplasty:

If you were born with overly large or small ears

If your ears are disproportionate to your head or oddly placed

If your ears stick out prominently

If you have suffered an injury that has negatively impacted the shape or positioning of your ears

If your ears have reached their full size, which usually happens around age six. Children are common patients for this procedure.

For a set-back otoplasty, which is a procedure to reduce the prominence of ears that stick out too much, can be performed on adults as well as children.

Ear surgery can improve the shape and proportion of your ears. It can provide a significant boost to your self-confidence and is a low-risk procedure that can be performed on children over the age of five. And the results generally last a lifetime with minimal fluctuations. People who are in good health and have realistic expectations and a positive attitude do the best in terms of having cosmetic procedures performed on their ears.