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Why Do People Seek Plastic Surgery For Their Ears?

When people think of plastic surgery, procedures like a face lift, rhinoplasty, or breast augmentation are usually the first to come to mind. However, plastic surgery is also quite common for ear reshaping. This type of procedure is formally known as "otoplasty." Patients seek otoplasty because they are dissatisfied with the shape or size of their ears, due to their ears' natural shape or damage from an accident. The following are some of the top reasons why people have cosmetic ear surgery.

Protruding Ears

When people have large ears that stick out, they may have been teased for it in childhood and grown up lacking confidence in their appearance. Nowadays, it is possible to begin non-invasive interventions right after birth. With splints and adhesive strips, the infant's ear can be gently and gradually shaped so that it grows in the proper form as the child matures. For adults, the surgery involves an incision in the back of the ear to reshape the cartilage in a way that will allow the ear to sit more closely against the head.


Ear Deformities

While protruding ears are common enough to be considered normal, if not necessarily desirable, there are also certain deformities of the ear that can be corrected with otoplasty. For example, Stahl's Ear is a condition in which the ear has an extra fold of cartilage in the middle that can create a pointy shape at the top. Another condition that is considered a deformity is cryptotia, in which the upper part of the ear seems to be buried in the skin above the ear. Finally, microtia refers to ears that are not fully formed. Otoplasty can correct all of these problems through trimming and reshaping existing cartilage or, in the of case microtia, inserting a bio-compatible prosthesis under the skin.

Repair Of Injury

Otoplasty is also used to repair injuries to the ear, such as the "cauliflower ear" that is common among boxers and martial artists. Another injury that may need repair is a torn or distended earlobe caused by the use of heavy or large jewelry. Some people intentionally stretch their earlobes with plugs, a practice known as gauging, but later want their earlobes to go back to normal. Fortunately this is a simple procedure for a plastic surgeon.

Getting otoplasty can help people feel better about the way they look, and this feeling tends to increase overall self-confidence. People who want to get a surgery on their ears can get more information if they visit