The ears are a major facial feature, but they aren’t usually the focus of attention. It’s when they become the focus of attention because they are too large, small or prominent, or are misshapen or malformed, that troubles can arise.
WHAT EAR CONCERNS CAN OTOPLASTY ADDRESS?
Otoplasty surgery is done for a wide variety of reasons. There are a number of different techniques and approaches that are taken to correct the different types of concerns. Ear surgery is not the same procedure for every patient--it must be individualized for each person. Based on your specific concerns, Dr. Fisher will decide on the exact procedural steps to take.
Otoplasty can correct:
- Ears that stick out from the head (corrected with a procedure called ear pinning)
- Misshapen ears (resulting from a natural defect or traumatic injury)
- Overly large, protruding ears
- Small or underdeveloped ears
- Sagging, elongated, or stretched ears or earlobes
- Torn or split earlobes
- Connected earlobes you would like disconnected
- Disconnected earlobes you would like connected