What is Otoplasty?
Otoplasty, also referred to as ear plastic surgery is the surgical reshaping of the outer ear, to correct either deformities or make them look better. Otoplasty can be either a cosmetic or reconstructive procedure. With this procedure you can have a dramatic impact on your appearance, confidence, and overall quality of your life.
What is the recovery time?
Otoplasty in children is performed under general anesthesia; in adults, it may be done under either general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation. Most otoplasties take about two or three hours to complete. Our patients will have to have bandages over the ears for several days after surgery.
What are the benefits of getting Otoplasty?
Improved Ear Proportions: Otoplasty can reshape and reposition the ears to achieve a more balanced and proportionate appearance, enhancing overall facial aesthetics.
Enhanced Self-Esteem: Correcting prominent or asymmetrical ears often leads to increased self-confidence and improved self-esteem, especially in children and adolescents.
Non-Invasive: Otoplasty is a non-invasive surgical procedure that typically requires minimal incisions, resulting in minimal scarring.
Natural-Looking Results: When performed by a skilled surgeon, otoplasty produces natural-looking outcomes, with ears appearing more in harmony with the rest of the face.
Customizable: The procedure can be tailored to address specific concerns, such as ear size, shape, or angle, to meet individual aesthetic goals.
Correction of Birth Defects: Otoplasty can correct congenital ear deformities or malformations, providing functional and aesthetic benefits.
Boosted Confidence: Many individuals experience increased self-confidence and comfort in social situations after otoplasty.
Age Range: Suitable for both children and adults, otoplasty can be performed at various life stages.
Psychological Well-Being: Otoplasty can positively impact psychological well-being and overall quality of life.
Long-Lasting Results: Results of otoplasty are typically long-lasting, providing enduring aesthetic improvements.
Minimal Recovery Time: Recovery is relatively quick, and patients can often resume normal activities within a short time frame.
Reduced Bullying: For children with prominent ears, otoplasty can reduce the risk of teasing or bullying, leading to improved emotional well-being.
Earlobe Repair: Otoplasty can also address stretched or torn earlobes, restoring their natural appearance.
It’s essential to consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon or ear specialist to discuss your specific concerns and determine if otoplasty is the right choice for your aesthetic and functional goals.