If you have very large ears, it is likely that others have commented on this fact. Unfortunately, you were likely the target of ridicule when you were younger and even now that you are an adult. When an individual has a certain aspect of their appearance that is very large or very small, they can sometimes be the target of ridicule or bullying. This has led many parents to consider otoplasty surgery for their children, and it has led to many adults considering the surgery for themselves as well.
There is absolutely nothing wrong with wanting to look your best. And if you feel that the size of your ears is in some way detracting from your appearance, otoplasty surgery may be right for you. This is a surgery that can adjust the size of your ears and change their shape. However, it is not designed to affect your hearing. All of the parts of your ears that allow you to hear are in the middle part of your ear. When you come in for otoplasty surgery, we will only work on the outer part of your ear.
One of the things that you should know is that this procedure does not change the location of your ears. So if you feel like your ears are set very high or very low on your head, otoplasty may not help you reach your goals. However, we will be able to work with you to determine what it is that you do not like about the appearance of your ears and come up with a solution to help you feel great about your appearance.
The way the surgery is performed is really going to depend on what you are having done. For many individuals, otoplasty is used to reduce the size of large ears. We will do all that we can to make sure that there is only minimal scarring. For many individuals, the scarring is hidden in areas that are not visible to others.
As with all other surgical procedures, there are certain things that you need to do to prepare for otoplasty surgery. During a consultation at Georgia Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, we are going to talk with you about all of the ins and outs of the procedure, including the preparation and the recovery. For your convenience, we have offices in Atlanta and Marietta. Contact us today to schedule your appointment to learn more about otoplasty.