There are so many things we can develop self-conscious tendencies towards. We may not love our curly hair, the color of our eyes, or how our nose looks. But, that’s not all. Many people find that their ears protrude further than they would like, or the don’t like the shape of their ears. If you find yourself hiding your ears under long hair, then keep reading. In this day and age, there’s no reason why you should be hiding your ears under your hair, or avoiding wearing statement earrings. Keep reading to learn more about Otoplasty and what it can do for your ears.
What is Otoplasty?
Otoplasty is a surgical procedure which corrects protruding or disfigured ears. It can also improve the shape, position or proportion of the ear. Otoplasty is a good option to help correct ears that have been damaged due to injury, or birth defects. It can even be used to help correct the appearance of ears that have had previous surgery which was not acceptable.
Who is a good candidate?
Anyone who is in good health and who find their ears bothersome or cosmetically inelegant is a good candidate for Otoplasty. You may be asked to stop smoking or taking certain medications before your surgery.
What is healing time like?
Generally, you will need to be careful with your ears for the first few weeks after surgery. You will need to be careful with them and avoid anything abrasive or rubbing on them. Swelling will take around six weeks to go down around 50%, and then it may take up to a year for your ears to be fully healed. Your results will vary, depending on your specific concerns and your surgery.
Will I have scars?
We are professionally trained and adept at hiding scars from plastic surgery such as Otoplasty. In many cases, scars can be hidden behind the ears where they will not be noticed. Even when the surgery requires incisions in the front of the ear, the scars can be hidden within the folds of the ear.
Are you interested in learning more about Otoplasty? Call us at (508) 334-5990 to schedule a consultation.