The goal of corrective ear surgery is to restore balance to the face and shift unwanted attention away from prominent or misshapen ears. With fears about teasing at school, parents are often keen to have their children’s ears operated on at an early age. However, a child’s opinion, consent and cooperation are essential to a successful and satisfying cosmetic outcome. For this reason, many surgeons prefer to wait until a child is older to perform ear surgery.
Many individuals, starting from childhood, are unhappy with the size or shape of their ears. Or, for some, the ears protrude more than they should, are asymmetrical, or droop too low. Children may be teased at school; and adults might go to great lengths to hide their imperfect ears with their hair or by wearing hats. Fortunately, otoplasty, also referred to as ear plastic surgery, is readily available to cosmetically alter the ears. The procedure should only be performed by an experienced plastic surgeon, and can have a dramatic impact on a person's appearance, confidence, and overall quality of life. This corrective surgery is extremely popular among adults and children alike. If you are interested in ear pinning, or ear plastic surgery, it is important that you are well-informed of all pertinent details before moving forward. We invite you to continue reading to familiarize yourself with the treatment, so you can determine whether it is right for you.
Weeks of preparation for otoplasty are often required to achieve the best results. The process starts with finding the surgeon you are most comfortable with. Preparing for the procedure requires a lot of information, realistic expectations of the outcome, and some practical considerations, right down to what to wear on the day of surgery.