Ear Correction | Otoplasty Surgery
Protuberant ears can be a devastating aesthetic deformity. Otoplasty is a simple, straightforward procedure, which can give the ears a natural shape, orientation, and configuration, and have dramatic positive effects on one’s self-esteem.
Two principal conditions require Otoplasty for cosmetic reasons. These may exist in isolation or combination.
- A “lop-ear deformity” refers to the absence of an ear-cartilage fold known as the antihelix, which is the smaller curved inner ridge of the ear that parallels the outer curve of the ear. This type of deformity is presented as an abnormally shaped ear that tends to flop forward.
- The second most common condition is a “cup-ear deformity,” which refers to the exuberant cup-like cartilage bowl that resides near the actual ear canal that in turn makes the ear project out excessively.
- Surgery involves identifying the exact cosmetic problem and intervening in a targeted approach and on a timely basis.
The Otoplasty Advantage
Otoplasty not only provides a cosmetic improvement but also a psychological improvement as well. Otoplasty, or ear surgery, refers to the surgical correction of ears to pin them back, reduce them in size, correct a deformity, or make them more symmetrical.