Cosmetic Surgery For Ears
If your ears protrude or are misshapen, or if your child has misshapen or protruding ears, cosmetic surgery may be an option.
The Surgery, Which We Call Otoplasty, Is Most Commonly Done On Children Ages 4 To 14. It’s Never Too Late, Though, To Make A Change, And Adults Do Undergo This Surgery. Otoplasty Can Correct Ear Conditions Such As Protruding Ears, Abnormally Large Ear Lobes, Lop Ear (In Which The Tip Folds Down And Trends Forward), And Shell Ear — A Condition In Which Certain Features Of A Normal Ear Are Missing.
How Cosmetic Ear Surgery Is Done
There are several ways the ear can be reshaped. One involves cutting out the cartilage, which is the main structural component of the ear. Another involves folding and stitching the cartilage instead of cutting it away.
In either case, your surgeon will begin by making a small cut at the back of your ear. This will allow access to the cartilage for the necessary procedure. After the surgery is complete, the surgeon will close the cuts with stitches.