An otoplasty or the plastic surgery of the ears have proven to be helpful to certain individuals who are not happy with the appearance of their ears. Some people may find it irrelevant to have their ears done since their ears are not easily noticed, but it could cause serious esteem problems especially to men or people with short hair.
Who can benefit from otoplasty the most?
You may be a good candidate for otoplasty if you have long felt very self-conscious about the way your ears protrude. With otoplasty, you no longer need long hair just to hang it over your ears to hide them. You also would not need to wear other garments, such as scarves or hats just to prevent your ears from being seen in public.
This often also occurs in children, who are more likely to get teased and bullied in school with their unique ears. Don’t wait until your child’s self-esteem buries itself to the ground.
If the appearance of your ears, or your child’s, bothers you that much, then you should consider the treatment options available. But remember, if it does not worry you, then it might be best to not undergo the surgery at all. The purpose of an otoplasty is to feel more comfortable about your appearance and keep your self-confidence high.
What else can an otoplasty do?
The goal of ear plastic surgery is to lay the ears flat against the scalp to make it unnoticeable. It is important to know that even though you have protruding ears, your ability to hear is not affected and there is totally nothing wrong with your ears in general. However, if you have certain conditions such as microtia or anotia, getting an otoplasty surgery might be more complex than usual. During these cases, an ear will be created to enable the individual to feel a sense of normality especially when interacting with others. Although the ears will not exactly look like the natural ones, they can be created so the patient will not draw attention or ridicule in public.
Dr. Serure can provide you with more information on otoplasty as well as other procedures that are most suitable for you. Schedule an appointment with him by calling (305) 669-0184 today. We look forward to hearing from you!