Otoplasty improves the shape, position or proportion of the ear. It can correct a defect in the ear structure that is present at birth that becomes apparent with development or it can treat misshapen ears caused by injury.
Ear surgery creates a natural shape, while bringing balance and proportion to the ears and face. Correction of even minor deformities can have profound beneﬁts to appearance and self-esteem.
If protruding or disﬁgured ears bother you or your child, you may consider plastic surgery.
Specifically ear surgery can treat:
– Overly large ears — a rare condition called macrotia
– Protruding ears occurring on one or both sides in varying degrees — not associated with hearing loss
– Adult dissatisfaction with previous ear surgery
Several individuals with irregularly shaped or damaged ears often experience social ridicule and discrimination, including getting teased and stared at every day. Younger children are frequent targets of cruel bullying and are taunted by other children because of the size and shape of their ears or earlobes. Studies illustrate that people with unusual-looking ears have considerably lower self-esteem and confidence. Fortunately, otoplasty can permanently correct their issues and renew their confidence level.
Ear pinning and reshaping surgery provides several physical and psychological advantages for the recipients. Victims of bullying and teasing will no longer endure being mocked at, and can better focus on school or work. After surgery, their whole outlook on life suddenly changes now that they’re not constantly dealing with the burden of ridicule and humiliation. Once the bandages are removed, most patients instantly feel an emotional release and a true sense of normalcy.