For individuals who are unhappy with the size or shape of their ears, feeling confident about their appearance can be a daily struggle. As a relatively prominent facial feature, the ears can have a significant impact on how a person is perceived. For young people especially, misshaped ears can lead to teasing and feelings of self-consciousness. At the Center for Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery, Dr. Jeffrey DeMercurio offer otoplasty, a surgery designed to alter the shape and positioning of the ears. This delicate procedure can drastically improve a patient’s appearance, creating a harmonized balance among the facial features. If the size or shape of your ears is a source of self-consciousness, contact our practice today to schedule an otoplasty consultation.
Otoplasty, or cosmetic ear surgery, can be used to treat a number of cosmetic issues, including ears that are abnormally large, protruding, misshapen, or asymmetrical.Dr. DeMercurio are experienced in the otoplasty procedure and are able to provide natural-looking results for patients who wish to alter the appearance of their ears. Because cosmetic ear surgery is a highly individualized procedure, the specific steps of treatment will vary from patient to patient. Every surgery, however, begins with an incision behind the ear. In some instances, incisions may be made within the folds of the outer ear as well. This gives Dr. DeMercurio access to the cartilage while at the same time minimizing the appearance of scars. Depending on the specific aesthetic goals, the surgeon will remove or reposition the cartilage and skin of the ear. For patients who suffer from protruding ears, the surgeon may adjust the position of the ear to pull it closer to the head. The incisions are then closed and the surgery is complete. While patients may experience some discomfort following surgery, this is mild and temporary. Fortunately, the results of cosmetic ear surgery are life-long.
Individuals who are unhappy with the shape or positioning of their ears may consider otoplasty to enhance their appearance. Cosmetic ear surgery can be performed on patients as young as five years old, provided that the cartilage of the ear has stabilized. While otoplasty is a safe procedure, it is not recommended for patients who suffer from ear-related illnesses, as changes to the ear structure can aggravate these conditions. During a consultation with Dr.DeMercurio, patients can discuss their specific aesthetic goals to determine whether otoplasty can produce their desired results.
Cosmetic ear surgery is beneficial to children and adults alike who struggle with the appearance of their ears. This procedure, while simple, can have a tremendous impact on a patient’s appearance by drawing attention away from the ears and onto a patient’s other features. Another benefit of this procedure is that, unlike other cosmetic surgeries, there is no visible scarring. Dr. DeMercurio are able to make small incisions in inconspicuous areas, so that patients can enjoy their results without obvious scarring. Another benefit of otoplasty is that it is long-lasting. Patients who undergo the procedure typically do not require secondary surgery and can benefit from the results for years to come. Finally, the results of otoplasty can considerably improve a patient’s self-esteem by alleviating feelings of self-consciousness. With more aesthetically pleasing ears, many patients experience a boost in confidence regarding their overall appearance.
Transforming the size, shape, or position of the ears can effectively enhance a patient’s appearance and self-confidence. To learn more about this unique procedure, contact our plastic surgery practice today.