Prominent ears can be a lifetime embarrassment for people. It usually starts in childhood. Kids with prominent large ears or ears which stick out far from the side of the head can suffer endless taunting and name-calling from their peers which can result in poor self-esteem and low self-confidence.

This self-confidence can even carry on into adulthood if the issue is not resolved. It is not uncommon for adults who have always felt self-conscious about their ears to come in for Otoplasty surgery. They usually have spent most of their lives hiding their ears with their hair. They often times give a history of never going swimming in public because of the possibility of having their prominent ears be noticed.

Ear Surgery Procedure

Otoplasty, or ear surgery, is a procedure in which the cartilage is altered and/or the ears are pinned back closer to the side of the head. All incisions are carefully placed in hidden areas, usually behind the ear.

Sometimes insurance will cover this procedure, especially in children who are experiencing severe psycho-social problems from the condition. Contact our office to see if you or your child may be a good candidate for Otoplasty.

To see the kind of results Otoplasty is capable of achieving, view our Before and After Otoplasty photo gallery by clicking on the button below.

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