Boost Your Confidence With the Otoplasty Procedure

Otoplasty markup for surgical reshaping of the pinna, or outer ear for correcting an irregularity and improving appearance. Surgeon doctor marking girl ear before otoplasty cosmetic surgery.

An otoplasty is a type of cosmetic ear surgery to change the ears’ position, size, or shape. An otoplasty might be a suitable option for individuals dissatisfied with their ears’ shape or protrusion. An otoplasty can be done at any age, although ensuring they have finished developing is essential, typically after age five or six. Keep reading to learn more about this procedure and what it could do for you.

What Is an Otoplasty?

Otoplasty is a procedure that is unique to each individual, depending on the patient and their goals. For many, it includes pinning the ears back, which addresses the concern of protruding ears. However, it can also correct concerns with the shape and size of the ears and other congenital abnormalities.

What Are the Benefits of Otoplasty?

Although they are often given little thought, the ears do a great deal in framing the face. Therefore, if they are positioned abnormally, are not properly shaped, or protrude too far from the head, this can greatly impact a person’s appearance. That’s why this corrective surgery can boost patients’ confidence and help reduce their negative feelings about their ears.

Is This a Procedure for Adults or Children?

In short, both adults and children–with parental permission–can have this procedure. If a child or adult patient would appreciate having their ears pinned back, reshaped, or positioned differently, they would likely benefit from these procedures.

It’s important to note that an otoplasty, though it can help the ear’s proportions or visual position, can’t change the overall location of the ears.

Who Is a Good Candidate for an Otoplasty?

Consider the following factors that indicate a patient might be a good candidate for otoplasty:

  • They are dissatisfied with an ear surgery they had done earlier in their life.
  • Their ears are too large in proportion to their head.
  • Their ears stick out too far from their head.

Contact Cascade Cosmetic Surgery Center Today

Let us help you create ears that enhance and balance your appearance. Contact our Cascade Cosmetic Surgery Center team with board-certified plastic surgeon Trenton C. Jones, MD. Schedule your otoplasty consultation in Orem, UT, by calling (801) 418-8172.

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