If you aren’t happy with the size or the shape of your ears, it can make you feel self-conscious. If you are a man, it can make you reluctant to get a short haircut; for women it can keep you from wearing your hair up – you might be in the habit of always trying to hide your ears. If the shape or the size of your ears has always bothered you, ear reshaping surgery may be the answer for you!
What is ear reshaping surgery?
Surgery to improve appearance of the ears is technically known as “otoplasty.” This surgery can help with many issues, such as ears that stick out too far, ears that are large, or ears that have been damaged. New ears or parts of ears can even be made for patients who have had some kind of ear trauma, such as an injury or cancer, and for patients who were born with a birth defect.
What is the procedure for ear reshaping?
During your consultation, you will discuss with your doctor any issues you have and what results you are looking for. As with any cosmetic surgery procedure, it is important that you are in good health. You should also have realistic expectations about what ear reshaping can do for you. The procedure, of course, will vary depending on what needs to be done to the ears. It is an outpatient procedure performed with general anesthesia. There is a very low risk of complications and it will not affect hearing. After the procedure, your ears may feel bruised and swollen – typically there is only minimal pain, and this can be controlled with over-the-counter medication. Once the swelling goes down, you’ll notice the difference in your ears right away. You’ll be able to get back to regular activities within about a week, but you should avoid strenuous activity for a few weeks, and you should take extra precautions to protect your ears.
You don’t have to be self-conscious about your ears anymore! Contact Mao Facial Plastic Surgery for an ear reshaping consultation. Call the office in Orange, Connecticut, at (203) 907-0501 today!