Otoplasty is a surgical procedure done to change the appearance and/or function of the outer ear. While otoplasty is most commonly done on children and teenagers, more and more adults are seeking out the procedure to improve their self-confidence along with their appearance. There are several reasons to consider otoplasty – some cosmetic and some functional.
At Facial Aesthetic Concepts – with three Orange County locations – we offer otoplasty to help you correct your ears to give them a more aesthetically pleasing appearance. Our medical staff of specialists can help determine the best approach based on your needs. To schedule your consultation, contact Facial Aesthetic Concepts today.
The number one reason that patients undergo an otoplasty is to alter the cosmetic appearance of their ear or ears. Many patients present with ears that protrude, ears that have the tips bent forward (also known as lop ear) or overly large ears or earlobes. Otoplasty is a relatively safe, easy procedure that is able to correct all of these issues and help the patient to feel attractive and confident with their appearance.
The ears are in such a prominent location on the head that when issues with ear appearance arise, they should be taken seriously. Untreated, people with protruding, turned down or otherwise misshaped ears can suffer from low self-esteem, depression and feelings of unworthiness for their entire lives. We perform otoplasty on a regular basis and understand the dramatic and positive changes that come about after such a procedure.
When the ear is severely misshapen, it can cause problems with the hearing capabilities of the patient. Otoplasty is incredibly effective in helping such conditions and restoring a normal level of hearing in most patients. While it may seem insignificant to some, there are several professions that require the wearing of headphones or ear buds. If a patient is unable to hear through or wear these devices properly or comfortably, otoplasty may offer a great solution.
Restructuring of Ear Abnormalities
Ear abnormalities are different from simple cosmetic concerns. Patients in this category have misshapen ears or ears that may be missing parts, causing the patient discomfort or low self-esteem. Otoplasty is able to correct issues such as shell ear (where the ear is missing parts) and other conditions that make the outer portion of the ear affect hearing capabilities or cosmetic appearance.
We understand what an important decision it is to entrust your health and appearance to a physician, so are pleased that you are considering our practice. We encourage you to make an appointment today to come in and discuss your potential otoplasty procedure. Our physicians and support staff are compassionate, experienced and looking forward to meeting with you at your convenience!