Sometimes we wish we could just love every part of ourselves, but how many of us actually do? We may not love our bone-straight hair, the color of our eyes, or how our nose looks. Even small things you never worried about may bother other people.
For example, many people find that their ears protrude further than they would like, or there is something else about the shape that annoys them. If you find yourself hiding your ears underneath your hair, then you may be interested in Otoplasty. In this day and age, there’s no reason why you should be hiding your ears or avoiding wearing statement earrings. Keep reading to learn more about Otoplasty and how we can use it to help you.
What is Otoplasty?
Otoplasty is a procedure which corrects protruding or disfigured ears in a myriad of ways. It can change the shape, position or proportion of your ear. Otoplasty is a great option to help correct ears that have been damaged by birth defects, or even by injury. We can even use this procedure to help correct previous surgeries that were unsatisfactory.
Who is a good candidate?
Anyone who is in good health and who find their ears bothersome or cosmetically bothersome is a good candidate for this procedure. You may be asked to stop smoking or taking certain medications before your surgery, and those who are able to do so are great candidates.
What is healing time like?
We will give you all of the after-care instructions you need, but you will need to be prepared to be gentle with your ears for the first few weeks after surgery. Avoid anything abrasive or rubbing on them, and don’t remove bandages before you are told. Swelling may take around six weeks to go down around 50%, though your specific results may vary. Ultimately, it all depends on your specific concerns and the details of your procedure.
Are you interested in learning more about Otoplasty? Contact us at (631) 424-6707 to schedule a consultation.