Some individuals out there never even think about the appearance of their ears. They think about other parts of their appearance, but their ears are a size and position that are considered average. Other people out there would define their entire appearance based on their ears. Their ears protrude so far out or they are so large or misshapen that even if they have other attractive features, all they see are their unattractive ears. Otoplasty can help individuals who have ears that are unattractive, misshapen, or deformed.
Otoplasty is basically an umbrella term for dealing with any cosmetic issues surrounding the ears. However, it is important to note that the procedure does not affect a person’s hearing or their middle or inner ear. It is only something that is designed to help improve the appearance or change the appearance of the outer ears.
So, who is a good candidate for otoplasty? Basically, it is any person out there who has some kind of issue with their outer ear that causes them to feel unattractive. If you have ears that are very large, otoplasty can be used to reduce the size of them. If you do not have natural folds in your ears like the vast majority of people out there do, otoplasty can be used to help you. And if you have ears that stick out very far, otoplasty can be used to pin them back.
Otoplasty is often performed on children. Parents opt to have the surgery performed in order to help their children if they have some kind of deformity or abnormality with their outer ears. If a child has ears that are extremely large or that stick out very far, a parent may decide that it would be best for their child’s long-term interest if they have otoplasty performed on their child while he or she is young.
If there is something about your ears that you do not like, you can learn more about otoplasty by scheduling a consultation at Smith Facial Plastics in Gahanna. Your ears do not have to define who you are. This simple surgery can be performed in order to help you deal with issues that are causing you to feel bad about the appearance of your ears and face. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and get started!