Ear surgery – also known as Otoplasty – can improve the position or proportion of the ear. It can correct a defect in the ear structure that is present at birth, or it can treat misshapen ears caused by injury.
The shape and positioning of your ears has a significant impact on your overall appearance. Most people prefer ears that lie close to the head. Ears out of proportion with the rest of the face draw too much attention to themselves. This mars the appearance of even the most attractive person. Individuals suffering from protruding ears can benefit from ear pinning surgery. Dr. Ross Clevens, a board certified facial plastic surgeon located in Melbourne, FL can help.
What may be helped by otoplasty?
- Position of your ears
- Prominence of your ears
- Holes created by piercings
What will not be helped by otoplasty?
- Shape of the ears
Dr. Clevens performs otoplasty for the set back and repositioning of prominent ears. In some patients, this may be performed as young as six or seven years of age.
Many suggest improving the appearance of prominent ears in children before they enter the first grade. However, many adolescents, adults, and even older adults seek improvement of the shape and positioning of their ears; otoplasty may be performed at any age.