If your ears are prominent or particularly noticeable, you might have a tendency to feel self-conscious. Wanting to hide your ears can restrict the types of hairstyle you choose from and can cause self-esteem issues. Thankfully, there are treatments available which can correct prominent ears, ears which are too large in proportion to the head, or ears which are misshapen due to birth defects or injuries. This treatment is known as otoplasty and is available right here at Nuance Cosmetic Surgery.
What Happens During the Procedure?
Otoplasty is a popular treatment which is typically performed under local or general anesthetic, which means you won’t feel any discomfort during the treatment. During a consultation, our plastic surgeon will discuss your expectations with you in detail. After establishing what results you’d like to achieve and deciding to undergo the procedure, you can move forward with planning the surgery.
During surgery, some of the ear cartilage might be folded, reshaped or removed, with special techniques being used to hold your ear in its new position. Otoplasty can be performed on one ear or both, depending on the requirements of the person undergoing the treatment. The aim of otoplasty is to create proportionate, natural and symmetrical-looking ears which sit closer to the head.
Ear correction can help you to feel much more comfortable in your appearance. After the correction, you might notice that you no longer suffer any unwanted attention caused by irregular-shaped, protruding ears. This can help boost self-confidence, give you great self-belief and even lessen any anxiety or depression caused by continuously worrying about your appearance.
Good Candidates for Otoplasty
Any healthy adult or child with large, misshapen or protruding ears that have grown to full size is a perfect candidate for otoplasty. Discussing the benefits of otoplasty with a plastic surgeon could help to give further insight into the expectations of what otoplasty can and cannot do for physical appearance and mental health.
If you would like more information on how an otoplasty procedure could help you or a loved one in the Sacramento, CA area, why not contact Nuance Cosmetic Surgery in Folsom, CA? Our friendly and experienced team is ready and waiting to show you just how this simple treatment could help to transform your life. Contact us today to book a consultation and get started.