There are several reasons to consider ear surgery, or Otoplasty in Melbourne, Florida such as to reduce psychological distress or embarrassment. The Clevens Face and Body Specialists for Facial Cosmetic Surgery can reshape the outer ear to correct deformities or make the ears look better. Otoplasty can be either a cosmetic or reconstructive procedure. Pinning back prominent ears is an example of cosmetic otoplasty, while surgery to build up the outer ear after injury is an example of reconstructive otoplasty.
Although otoplasty is more commonly done during childhood, it can be done on patients of any age. Having ears that "stick out" can undermine a child's self-confidence and eventually affect their emotional well-being and behavior. Children with protruding ears may be teased by their classmates and even be the subject of unpleasant and distressing bullying.
Prominent ears do not only affect children's self-image; it also affects the way adults view themselves. Adults with ears that "stick out" may style their hair differently or avoid wearing hats as a way to minimize the appearance of their ears. If you or your child is unhappy with your ears then call us today to meet our staff and learn about how an otoplasty can help you. If you are interested in this procedure or any facial cosmetic surgery in Central Florida, call our office at 321.727.3223 to schedule an appointment. We would love to meet with you and discuss the best treatment options available to you.
Ross A. Clevens, MD
Melbourne Florida Facial Plastic Surgeon