Children are relentless, and they tend to poke fun at just about anything different that they see— including ears. Although large, misshapen, or protruding ears more of a cosmetic concern, they can make you feel like you want to hide under a rock. Luckily, an otoplasty can help.
An otoplasty, or ear pinning surgery, is a surgical procedure that is typically done on children ages 6 to 14 to help correct cosmetic issues. However, although it’s a bit rarer, otoplasty is also a surgical procedure that can help some adults. During an otoplasty, incisions will likely be in the natural creases of the ear to help reduce scarring. After the incisions have been made, skin and cartilage will be removed. This is done to help reshape the ears and give patients the desired results. So, how does this type of surgery change when you’re an adult?
Why Get An Otoplasty As An Adult?
Nobody wants to spend their entire life feeling self-conscious about their appearance. If you have either been made fun of a lot or if you have noticed your self-esteem decreasing because of the size or placement of your ears, then you may want to consider an otoplasty. Afterall, life is too short to spend it feeling self-conscious.
Is Surgery a Possibility?
Typically, otoplasties are performed on children. But, depending on your exact position, we may be able to perform this surgery on you. During your initial consultation with our Associated Plastic Surgeons & Consultants office, we will perform an evaluation and determine whether or not you are a good candidate for this specific type of procedure.
Are There Benefits of Waiting?
As previously mentioned, most surgeons like to perform an otoplasty on children. But one of the biggest benefits of adults getting an otoplasty is that they’re more careful with the aftercare. This reduces their likelihood of getting a postoperative infection.
If you’re sick of spending your adult life feeling self-conscious about the size, shape, or placement of your ears, consider getting an otoplasty. Schedule your otoplasty consultation with our Huntington office today or call (631) 423-1000!