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Reasons Why Otoplasty Is Ideal for People with Large Ears

By Sheryl Pilcher on July 25, 2014

A child and his grandfather looking at a book togetherThere are so many ways that the team at Accent Plastic Surgery can help you. Many people only think of cosmetic procedures in terms of personal vanity, but there are actually many compelling reasons that go beyond these superficial concerns. Dr. Sheryl Pilcher understands this, which is why so many people throughout the greater San Antonio area visit her practice for her help.

Take cosmetic ear surgery. You may have heard it referred to as ear pinning and otoplasty as well. Ear surgery has benefits that are not just cosmetic in nature, and if performed early, an ear surgery can actually have a major impact on a patient's long-term self-image.

Otoplasty Can Improve Your Overall Appearance

It's true that otoplasty does have major aesthetic benefits. If you have ears that protrude far from your head or ears that are very large, they can throw off your facial proportions. A simple ear revision can make your facial features much more proportionate and complementary.

Otoplasty Can Enhance Your Self-Esteem

If you have ears that are large or that protrude too much, you probably feel somewhat self-conscious about them. This is normal given how the ears affect the look of your face. If you've had issues with self-esteem due to the size or shape of your ears, ear surgery can help take care of those problems.

Otoplasty Can Prevent Your Child from Being Teased

Related to the above, young children can be very cruel when someone looks different than them. Many children are teased for the size of their ears when they are growing up, and this can lead to problems with self-confidence as a teen and even as an adult. Cosmetic ear surgery is safe and practical, and it can easily be performed on children who have issues with the size of their ears.

Cosmetic Ear Surgery Has Reconstructive and Restorative Applications Too

In addition to addressing ear size and ear protrusion, ear surgery is also able to restore the appearance of the ears themselves if they have been deformed by injury or other reasons.

For example, though not ear pinning or ear reduction per se, we have helped patients who have stretched earlobes because of the ear gauging fad. By restoring the earlobes to their original size, this often helps people if they regret having their earlobes stretched in the first place.

Is otoplasty ideal for me or my child?

As we noted above, it may be. The surgery if very safe and involves the revision of the cartilage in the ears rather than other tissues. During your visit with Dr. Pilcher, she will go over your medical history and your goals to determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure.

Schedule a Consultation at Accent Plastic Surgery

If you are interested in otoplasty for yourself or your child and would like additional information about the surgery, it's important that you schedule a consultation with Dr. Pilcher. To set up that visit, contact our cosmetic plastic surgery center today. We look forward to seeing you in the practice.

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