The ears may be one of the more unnoticeable parts of the body since they are usually hidden by the hair or any articles for the head. However, people with protruding ears or with extremely large ones may not relate to this as much as others. Having ears bigger than normal may not sound like such a problem, but it can reduce one’s self-confidence and can even be the cause of bullying especially to children. This is where ear reshaping surgery, or otoplasty, comes in.
Ear reshaping is a cosmetic procedure that involves the repositioning or removal of the ear cartilage. Otoplasty has the following benefits:
Correction of several problems
Otoplasty can correct various cosmetic concerns. When used for cosmetic reasons, it can treat different deformities such as small, large, cauliflower, folded, cupped, or protruding ears.
Safe all throughout
Ear reshaping surgery is known to be one of the safest surgeries in the medical field. The patient gets an anesthetic to numb the pain while the surgeon performs the procedure. It is also less risky than other cosmetic operations.
Provides a sense of “fitting in”
One of the reasons people seek an otoplasty is the feeling that they don’t belong just because their ears don’t look normal. With ear reshaping, the occurrences of teasing and staring could be significantly minimized since people will be able to focus on your character and will no longer be distracted with the appearance of your ears.
Social discrimination can happen to people with unique ears, and this could be degrading especially to young people. Even research has shown that individuals with unusual ears are likely to have low self-esteem and confidence. Ear reshaping could bring back the individual’s positive character and outlook in life.
Ear reshaping in Inland Empire and neighboring areas
If you want to give yourself a boost of confidence, consider otoplasty today. Request an appointment with Dr. Tehrani by calling (760) 240-2444 or filling out this online contact form and learn more about otoplasty and how you can benefit from it. We look forward to hearing from you!