Otoplasty, otherwise known as ear reshaping, is a delicate art, sometimes performed on children who are only 5 years old. The purpose of otoplasty is an obvious one: reduce prominence of the ears so they are not longer a focus. On adults and children alike, ear reshaping restores confidence by drawing attention away from the ears and onto the face. To accomplish this purpose, ear reshaping can include several different procedures in Dr. Fisher’s Beverly Hills office.
Ear pinning is the most common form of otoplasty. This is done when the ears stick out too far, bringing them closer to the head. Other forms of otoplasty include reducing the size or altering the shape of the ears. The bottom line is this: if your ears attract unwanted attention, even if it’s just your own, otoplasty with Dr. Fisher may be the perfect solution.
Making the Right Decision
Determining if one should get otoplasty is a fairly simply process—if you are unhappy with some cosmetic aspect of your ears, you are likely a candidate for ear reshaping. Specifically, otoplasty is perfect for patients experiencing the following:
- Overly large ears
- Misshapen ears, due to either trauma or congenital conditions
- Ears that protrude outward from the head