In both children and adults, protruding, oversized ears can be a source of low self-esteem, teasing and social ostracizing. With otoplasty or corrective ear surgery, cartilage and skin are re-shaped to “pin” the ear closer to the scalp. Each ear surgery is carefully tailored to the patient's unique wishes and anatomical structures.
What are the benefits of ear reshaping?
- Can help reduce teasing or taunting
- Can help improve self-image and self-confidence
- Can help balance and harmonize the other facial features
- Can help repair damage to the earlobe
- Can help improve ear symmetry
- Can help provide a greater choice in hairstyles
Who is a good candidate for ear surgery in Beverly Hills?
Otoplasty is appropriate for both children and adults who feel self-conscious about the appearance of their ears. They may suffer from asymmetric ears, deformed ears, or ears that are enlarged or protruding. Patients may have tried hiding their ears with hats or covering them with hair.
As with most surgeries, candidates should be in good mental and physical health, and should not suffer from any major medical conditions or infections. Children who have active ear infections or are planning to undergo eardrum surgery or tonsil surgery should wait until after these procedures to pursue otoplasty. Adult candidates should be non-smokers who are realistic about what the surgery can accomplish.