When you think of an individual who has a goofy appearance, you usually think of someone who has big ears and buck teeth. This idea has been put in our minds ever since we were children. Many of the cartoons that we watched when we were young portrayed silly, goofy-looking people with big ears and big teeth. Unfortunately, when an individual has these two characteristics naturally, they can very easily become the target of bullying, ridicule and teasing when they are in school.
Even when a child who has big ears and big teeth grows up, they may still not be looked on in the best light when they are an adult. For this reason, many parents decided that otoplasty, or ear surgery, is best for their child. And there are many adults who are interested in ear surgery in order to improve their appearance.
Otoplasty can be used in many different ways in order to improve the appearance of an individual’s ears. One of the main things that can be done is pinning back the ears in order to make protruding ears look smaller and more proportionate to an individual’s head. Instead of sticking out, they will be nicely pinned back.
Ear surgery can be used to change the size of an individual’s ears. For some people, it can be used to make the ears look smaller. For other individuals, the ears can be made larger. When an individual or a parent and their child come in for a consultation, we are going to work closely with them in order to help them understand what their goals are and then come up with a plan of treatment that will help them.
When an individual starts thinking about ear surgery, they may think that it can affect their ability to hear, perhaps improving it or damaging it. However, ear surgery is only designed to affect the outer part of the ear. It is in no way going to change the individual’s ability to hear. If you came in with bad hearing, your hearing will not be improved.
As with all other surgical procedures, ear surgery is going to require some preparation and downtime. During the first consultation, we are going to give you exact instructions on how to prepare for your surgery. After surgery, you are going to need to take some time to rest in order to heal.
Many individuals who have had ear surgery wish they would have done it sooner. Many adults wish their parents would have found out about the surgery when they were young. Even though most agree that being made fun of for a certain aspect of your appearance is wrong, unfortunately, it does happen. Ear surgery is a great way to pin back protruding ears and help a person feel confident in their appearance.