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For those who are insecure about their appearance, looking in the mirror can be a daunting task. Some people are uncomfortable with the symmetry (or lack thereof) of their faces. Others are bothered by the curvature of their noses. Still others don’t like the look of their ears.
If you’re feeling unhappy with your ears, otoplasty might be a good option for you. Our experts at Best Impression Med Spa share what otoplasty is, what the benefits and risks are, and why you might want to consider having the procedure.
Otoplasty is a type of cosmetic surgery that’s done in order to change the shape, size, or position of your ears. The purpose of this kind of procedure is purely cosmetic and doesn’t change your ability to hear. People aged 4 or 5 years and older are eligible for otoplasty.
First and foremost, your confidence and self-esteem will skyrocket. Just imagine looking in the mirror and seeing your beautiful reflection with ears that suit your face. If you’re self-conscious about your ears and find yourself wishing you could make a change, otoplasty takes that dream and turns it into reality.
For children who were born with ear deformities or without an ear, otoplasty can be life-changing, sparing them from a lifetime of bullying and emotional trauma. In cases like these, we work closely with parents to ensure the safety of their child and to create a natural-looking appearance.
While complications from otoplasty do happen, they’re rare, and most people are highly satisfied with their results. Complications can include scarring, problems arising from stitches, changes in skin sensation, and asymmetry. You can lessen your risk by following your doctor’s postsurgical instructions for the healing process as closely as possible.
You might consider otoplasty if you’re unhappy with how your ears stick out from your head, the size of your ears, if your ears fold downward, or if you were born without an ear or lost an ear due to trauma. Otoplasty is a very personal decision and should be made based on your own desires.
Dr. Robert Mirabile and Dr. Vivian Hsu are highly experienced plastic surgeons who are eager to help you achieve the look you’re longing for. If you’re ready to discuss your options for ear surgery, call our office in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania, or request an appointment online.