OTOPLASTY – EAR CORRECTION PLASTIC SURGERY
Otoplasty or cosmetic ear surgery is performed to change the shape, size or position of the ears. It can pin the ears back closer to the head if they are standing out too much. It is also done to improve the symmetry of the ears. With an improved appearance, the ears look better-proportioned with the rest of the face.
The surgery is done on the auricle or the visible area of the outer ear. The auricle is made of folds of cartilage that are covered by skin. It starts developing after birth and continues to develop for a couple of years.
Some people end up with poorly developed auricles so they choose to have this plastic surgery to improve the size, shape or position of their ears.
This surgery can improve the appearance of ears that have changed their shape because of trauma or injury. It can effectively correct the appearance of the ear in a single surgery. Also, it can reduce the size of the ears if they are too big compared to the rest of the head. Or if the ears are underdeveloped, otoplasty can even correct that issue.
Otoplasty is a safe procedure and provides more than satisfying results. Patients feel more confident about their better-shaped ears and enjoy socializing more. With improved ear appearance, patients enhance their self-esteem and quality of life.