If you feel like your ears stick out farther than they should, there are treatments available that could help fix the issue. Ear Surgery, a plastic surgery procedure known as otoplasty, could help the shape, proportion, and position of your ears.
Otoplasty is a way to correct the ear’s structure. It could also fix ears that have become misshapen because of an injury. Otoplasty could help adjust the natural shape of your ear and bring balance and proportion to your face and your ears. It could also correct minor deformities and may help boost your self-confidence.
If your protruding, disfigured ears bother you, Otoplasty surgery could help. Otoplasty was created to fix some different issues. It could correct overly large ears that have a rare condition known as macrotia. It could deal with protruding ears on one or both sides though it cannot fix hearing loss that may come along with this issue. It could also correct your dissatisfaction with any previous ear surgeries you may have had.
As you consider Otoplasty, you may wonder what the surgery is like. Most patients get anesthesia so that they are more comfortable for the duration of the procedure. You may get a local sedative, or you could get general anesthesia, depending on the procedure you are having done. If you are having protruding ears corrected, the surgeon will make some incisions and put some sutures into place to shape new cartilage and hold your ears in a new position. The incisions will then be stitched closed, and this could give you a natural look once you are completely healed.
Following your Otoplasty procedure, you could see immediate results. Your ears could also hide the surgical scars in their natural creases so you won’t have to worry about anyone asking you where you got your scars or why. The healing process usually takes a little time, but it is quite possible no one will ever notice that you have stitches.
At Real Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery in Moonee Ponds and Werribee, we could help you get the look and shape that you want in your ears. Our team, led by Dr. Stephen Salerno, will meet with you prior to surgery to discuss your concerns and your goals. We can recommend the treatment process that is right for you. Contact Real Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery today to schedule your consultation.