Ear surgery, also known as otoplasty, can improve the shape, position or proportion of the ear. It can also correct a defect in the ear structure that is present at birth that becomes apparent with development, or it can treat misshapen ears caused by injury. If protruding or disfigured ears bother you or your child, you may consider ear sugery.
While ear surgery creates a natural shape to the ear, it also can bring balance and proportion to the ears and face, and the correction of even minor deformities can have profound benefits to appearance and self-esteem.
Specifically, ear surgery can treat:
- Overly large ears
- Protruding ears occurring on one or both sides in varying degrees
- Adult dissatisfaction with previous ear surgery
Ear surgery can be beneficial for both adults and children alike. Good candidates are:
- Healthy without a life-threatening illness or untreated, chronic ear infections
- Generally at least 5-years old, or when a child’s ear cartilage is stable enough for correction
- Cooperative and able to follow instructions
- Able to communicate their feelings and do not voice objections when surgery is discussed
- A non-smoker
Call Dr. Paige Holt today to set up a consultation to see if plastic surgery is the right solution for you or your child.