Ears come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Sometimes they can droop or stick out, making the individual who possesses them self-conscious about their appearance.
Other times, accidents can occur, such as a baby tugging at a mother’s earring or a sporting accident, which can cause torn earlobes or other similar damage.
What is Otoplasty?
Ear plastic surgery—or otoplasty—is a surgery we specialize in that, while it does not help you hear better, can boost your self-confidence and make you feel better about your appearance.
This corrective ear surgery is typically considered for ears that protrude nearly an inch from the back of the head. Once your ears have reached full size—at around six years of age—the surgery can be performed.
Though the surgery can be conducted at any age, we do find that performing the surgery at a younger age has its benefits: not only is the cartilage easier to reshape, but the patient feels the emotional and psychological rewards that much earlier.
Call to Learn More About Ear Plastic Surgery
The first step in knowing whether ear plastic surgery is the best option for you or a loved one is having a thorough examination from one of our ENT specialists. Our head and neck surgeons will give you a thorough evaluation and an expert recommendation of treatment options.