Many individuals, starting from childhood, are unhappy with the size or shape of their ears. Or, for some, the ears protrude more than they should, are asymmetrical, or droop too low. Children may be teased at school; and adults might go to great lengths to hide their imperfect ears with their hair or by wearing hats. Fortunately, Otoplasty, also referred to as Cosmetic Ear Surgery, is readily available to cosmetically alter the ears. The procedure can have a dramatic impact on a person’s appearance, confidence, and overall quality of life. This corrective surgery is extremely popular among adults and children alike.
Otoplasty is an outpatient procedure. It is used to reshape one or both ears. It also includes ear/earlobe reduction and cauliflower ear surgery to remove and re-contour excess skin and cartilage. Patients experience a significant increase in confidence and self-esteem once their ears have been given a more desirable appearance.