Otoplasty corrects protruding ears through a safe, effective plastic surgery procedure. Most patients who opt for this procedure have ears that stick out too far from their head. Otoplasty will correct the level of protrusion so it looks more proportionate to your other facial features.
Children with protruding ears often experience ridicule and teasing from their peers, and otoplasty surgery can prevent any psychological damage this may cause. However, many adults also seek otoplasty to reduce the size of their ears or change their shape.
Your Otoplasty Ear Surgery Procedure
Otoplasty takes approximately two to three hours to complete, depending on the patient’s needs and technique used. The common technique involves a small incision placed behind the ear. The exposed cartilage is sculpted to a more desirable shape and permanent stitches are used to preserve the new shape.
For more information regarding otoplasty, contact Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Associates, 865.588.1662, today.