Otoplasty, which is also referred to as ear pinning surgery, has been shown to improve quality of life and self-image. After all, people in Sacramento with prominent ears often experience teasing and ridicule, which can lead to emotional stress, poor self-confidence, and social avoidance. Hence, our surgeon at Nuance Cosmetic Surgery may perform it on younger patients as well.
Improved Self-Esteem and Confidence
Protruding ears and disproportionate ears might be a source of insecurity, embarrassment, and poor self-esteem. This is particularly true for someone who has been the target of incessant teasing at school or the workplace. While protruding ears generally experience no functional problems, studies have shown that correcting this deformity through otoplasty results in improved quality of life and a better self-image.
Renders Permanent Results
Trimming and reshaping the actual ear cartilage ensures that your results will last a lifetime. Take note that relying solely on suturing techniques does not promote lasting results from the surgery since the cartilage has a tendency to gravitate to its original shape. Meanwhile, the ears may sometimes change due to developmental growth although they are generally subtle.
Improved Ear Proportions
Improving ear proportions can promote facial harmony. In fact, placing the ears closer to the head even without actually changing their vertical height can significantly improve facial attractiveness. Improved facial harmony after otoplasty is more pronounced if your ears protrude remarkably. Aside from excessive protrusion, otoplasty can also correct other cosmetic issues such as lop ear (the tip folds down) and cauliflower ear, which is a type of deformity that often stems from blunt trauma and injury.
The vast majority of patients can expect a relatively straightforward recovery– the amount of swelling and bruising is fairly minimal. While you can resume your normal activities right after surgery, it remains prudent to take it slow until our team approves of resuming certain activities. In the hands of a qualified plastic surgeon in Sacramento, otoplasty has a very low complication rate.
Getting Plastic Surgery in Sacramento
For more information about the benefits of otoplasty or other plastic surgery procedures in Sacramento, talk to the experts at Nuance Cosmetic Surgery in Folsom. Contact us today to schedule a consultation!