Otoplasty is a cosmetic surgery procedure to correct the appearance of ears that stick out far from the head or are overly large. Children who are born with prominent ears that stick out or are overly large too often become the target of unnecessary teasing and cruelty by their peers. The teasing endured as a child with prominent ears can leave a stain on their confidence that may last into adulthood and cause them to feel self-conscious throughout their lives. Many children, teens and adults seek out Ear Surgery, also known as Otoplasty, to create a more normal ear appearance.
The Ear Surgery procedure is performed through an incision typically in the natural creases of the ear so that any scars are easily hidden. Next, the cartilage is removed and remolded to create the desired ear appearance. Ear Surgery is solely cosmetic and does not alter the function of the ears. If you are interested in learning more about Ear Surgery and to find out if it may be right for you, contact our office to schedule your consultation with Dr. Daniel Barrett today.