Most people who have undergone otoplasty are extremely satisfied with their results. They have commented on how it has improved their self-esteem and how they have noticed that others treat them in a more positive way. Children who undergo the surgery do not experience the same level of ridicule or bullying when they are in school. However, before you use otoplasty for yourself or your child, take some time to learn about some of the basics regarding this procedure.
There are different types of otoplasty that can be performed. The most common form of this surgery is pinning back the ears. Many individuals are born with ears that are very prominent and stick out far. In most cases, this is not something that a person feels proud of. Instead, it causes them to feel bad about the way they look and may cause others to have a negative reaction to them.
In addition to being used to pin back the ears, otoplasty can also be used to make the outer ear larger or smaller. It can even be used to reshape portions of the outer ear. One example would be making the earlobes larger or smaller or removing bumps or other deformities. At times, individuals are born with defects that affect their ear or they may have damage done to their ear because of trauma. This could happen during an accident or even because of an ear piercing problem.
When otoplasty is used to pin back the ears, it is commonly done when a child is young. While this surgery can definitely be performed on children, it is never too late for an adult to improve their appearance by pinning back protruding ears. We warmly invite you to schedule a consultation with us. We can discuss your overall health and your age to be sure that you are a good candidate for the surgery.
It takes a little bit of time for you to recover from the surgery. However, once you have fully healed, you may be surprised at what a positive impact it has on your life. Most people report higher levels of self-confidence and a better quality of life overall.