Improve Facial Symmetry With Otoplasty
If your eyes are a lovely and rare shade of green, you may be proud to say that you got them from your father. However, if your father also gave you prominent, protruding ears, you may be less proud to wear that badge of honor. Genetics can be friend or foe, but when it comes to inheriting prominent ears, otoplasty presents a solution. Otoplasty, or ear surgery, can reshape your ears and lessen their protrusion so that they look more natural and balanced with your face.
The Benefits of Ear Surgery
People undergo ear surgery for a variety of reasons. In most cases, they are motivated by a desire to normalize and minimize the appearance of their ears. Ears that protrude or that are overly large can make children the brunt of jokes, teasing, and ridicule. They can also cause social anxiety, isolation from peers, and poor self-image that persists into adulthood. Ear surgery helps improve the shape, size, and protrusion of the ears to give them a more natural appearance. In so doing, this procedure can eliminate the cause of teasing and help you feel more comfortable around others. Many patients benefit by experiencing improvements in self-confidence, self-esteem, and sociability as well.
Achieving a Balanced Appearance
When the ears are oversized, prominent, or undesirably shaped, your whole appearance may look off balance. Your ears may give you a “Dumbo” or a “Dopey” appearance, drawing stares and detracting from your other facial features. Otoplasty can improve facial balance and symmetry by manipulating ear cartilage so that your ears look more natural. The results of otoplasty often improve your overall look and attract more attention to your eyes, your smile, and your face as a
Adults or children as young as age 5 or 6 can benefit from ear surgery. If you would like to achieve more balanced facial symmetry, schedule your personal consultation to learn whether otoplasty is right for you. Call (813) 872-2696 or complete our online contact form to reach us today.