Would you love to change the size or shape of your ears? If so, otoplasty offers a solution and is one of many procedures available from the team of highly skilled professionals at Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery Group in Beverly Hills, California. Call today to schedule a consultation, or book your visit online in just moments to explore these popular ear surgery treatments in greater detail.
Otoplasty is a type of cosmetic surgery that alters the size or shape of your ears. These procedures are common and help people feel more confident about their appearance. Otoplasty is one of the few cosmetic treatments performed on children, but it’s never too late to move closer to your aesthetic goals.
Your ears are an area of your body that can’t be reshaped through efforts like diet or exercise. Achieving noticeable improvements in size or shape requires surgical intervention. Fortunately, there are a number of approaches that yield excellent results.
Some people are born with malformed ears, which alters how they gather sound. Without correction, these types of congenital issues can negatively affect your hearing.
In some cases, kids with excessively large ears or ears extending far from the sides of their head are subjected to teasing. They can begin to develop negative self-esteem and feel uncomfortable in social settings.
Adults can also benefit from ear surgery to correct abnormally large or protruding ears. Unusually small ears can also be an aesthetic concern, as can ears that sag forward and downward from the top.
In cases where the shape of your ears negatively affects your hearing, otoplasty might be covered under your medical insurance. Most often, however, these procedures are considered cosmetic and are not eligible for coverage.
The specific steps of your otoplasty depend on the type of alterations your surgeon plans. Ear surgery can be done using intravenous sedation or local or general anesthesia. Once you’re resting comfortably, your surgeon begins by creating the incisions needed to access the underlying tissue.
Your surgeon makes every effort to place the incisions behind your ear or in the small area of folded cartilage at the front of your ear canals. The next step involves removing or reshaping your cartilage and other tissues to create the desired ear contouring.
Lastly, your surgeon closes the incisions to create minimal scarring. Following the provided post-procedure care instructions eases the recovery process.
If you’d like to learn more about otoplasty and how it can help you feel more confident about your appearance, call or click to schedule a face-to-face consultation at Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery Group.