Do you have uneven ears that you are concerned about? Ears often differ in terms of size, shape, and position, or they sometimes stick out from the sides of the head. If you have uneven ears and want to know if there is any way to fix them, they can be fixed with otoplasty, depending on the cause.
What is otoplasty?
Otoplasty or ear surgery is a procedure that is done to correct the shape, or size of the ears. It is often done to address badly protruding ears, or overly large ears that outweigh all the other facial features. Otoplasty is a great way to restore balance to the face.
How is otoplasty performed?
How otoplasty is performed will depend on the goal of surgery. In cases where surgery is being done to pin back prominent ears, an incision is made just behind the ear in the natural fold. The surgeon will then reshape the cartilage and skin and pin back the ears, so that they will be closer to the head when healed.
What to expect after otoplasty
Patients generally experience swelling and bruising after otoplasty, but these symptoms usually resolve within 5-7 days.
If you would like to fix your uneven ears, it is best to visit a board certified plastic surgeon for an evaluation. The plastic surgeon will carry out a careful analysis of your ears and formulate a treatment plan after making a diagnosis.
Would you like to know if otoplasty is the right procedure for you? Search our directory to find a practice in your area.
If you are in the Raleigh & Durham, NC areas, Stein Plastic Surgery is our featured practice.
You can reach them at www.facialdoc.com, or call (919) 666-3764 to schedule your appointment.