There are a lot of people whose appearance is completely defined by one facial feature. Unfortunately, for a lot of us, the facial feature that defines us is not perceived as a plus, but a negative thing. An example of this can be seen when we look at individuals who have ears that are not in proportion to the rest of their face. Their ears might stick out, their ears might sit lopsided on their head or they might have ears that are just too large for the rest of their face. These people are defined by their ears, but they are not defined in a way that they want to be. For individuals in this circumstance, otoplasty is the best solution.
If this is the first time you have heard about otoplasty, you may be asking yourself what exactly it is. It is a cosmetic procedure that is designed to make your ears look better. It is an umbrella term that covers different techniques that might be used to improve the appearance of the ears. For example, some people whose ears protrude too far out may have their ears pinned back. Or individuals who have ears that are too large may have their ears reduced.
Since everyone’s ears are unique and since what each person needs to correct in their ears varies, the procedure that each patient will undergo is unique. The end goal is to give you ears that are natural for your face and head. Some people don’t have the natural folds in their ears, and others have had parts of their ears cut off or damaged. Otoplasty is very versatile and can address a wide range of problems.
You may be a good candidate for otoplasty if you have ears that are asymmetrical. If you have ears that are too large or if you have ears that are protruding, you may also be a good candidate for this procedure.
During the initial consultation at the office of Dr. Jay Calvert, you will be given all of the information you need to make a good decision as to whether or not this is the procedure that is right for you. We have offices in Beverly Hills and Newport Beach. Contact us today to schedule an appointment to learn more about otoplasty!