Otoplasty, or ear pinning/reshaping surgery, is performed if you feel your ears are overly noticeable or prominent. Many patients with overly noticeable or prominent ears may be hesitant to wear their hair up or short, and may even experience bullying and criticism.
Interestingly, one research study showed that children with larger ears were perceived by observers to have higher intelligence and likability when compared to children with smaller ears. So, Dr. Isaacs says, be proud of your ears!
But nevertheless, if you are having an issue with the appearance of your ears, please schedule a consultation with us. Otoplasty, or ear pinning/reshaping surgery, can help improve the appearance of the ears and make them look more natural.
- The ear can have a prominent helix, usually due to an underdeveloped anti-helical fold, causing the ear to overly protrude and stick out.
- The ear can have a prominent conchal bowl, with the overall appearance of the ear appearing too prominent.
There are various surgical approaches, and in the majority of cases the incision is behind the ear.
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