Otoplasty is a surgery performed to modify the appearance of a person’s external ears. It is conducted for various reasons, such as reducing the size of the ears, reshaping them or bringing them closer to the head. For whatever the motive, the cosmetic procedure is carried out to make the ears appear normal or pleasing.
Otoplasty can modify a flaw in the ear structure that is present at birth, that becomes apparent with development or that has been caused by injury. It can involve a combination of moving, reshaping, adding or taking off structural ear elements. It is usually performed by either an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, plastic surgeon or ear, nose and throat (ENT) surgeon.
Through otoplasty, the ears can be brought to a more pleasing shape, producing balance not just to the ears but to the shape of the face. Bringing the face into proportion benefits the patient as far as enhanced appearance and self-esteem.
The conditions that otoplasty can treat include:
Children who are:
Adults and teenagers who are:
For cases of protruding ears, otoplasty provides near immediate results. With the ear permanently positioned closer to the head, surgical scars are either tucked unnoticeably behind the ear or hidden in the ear’s natural creases.
Just like any surgical procedures, otoplasty is not without risks. They are:
To lessen the risks, it is absolutely important that the patient ask the surgeon questions about the procedure.
Dr. Ferrari uses a combination of techniques to get a natural looking result. He can perform ear surgery with very little visible scarring and make sure that it is covered by hair so that it is not noticable. The point is to achieve the most natural, normal look possible.
Having helped individuals throughout Charlotte, NC with various cosmetic procedures for over 20 years, let Dr. Ferrari be your first choice for your ear tuck procedure. Voted as one of America's Top Plastic Surgeons and as a Board-Certified plastic surgeon, you can feel confident in choosing Dr. Ferrari.
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