Are you or someone you love self-conscious about the appearance of their ears? An ear correction surgery can help correct large or protruding ears and help the patients that receive it hear better, regain confidence, and lead a happier, healthier life.
What is Ear Correction Surgery?
Also referred to as otoplasty, ear correction surgery can be used to improve the shape, position, or proportion of the ear. An undesirable ear position, size, or shape is most often the result of factors outside of the patient’s control. These abnormalities can be extremely emotionally distressing to the people that suffer from them, negatively impacting their self-image and relationships with others. This is especially true of younger patients.
This treatment can be undergone by people at all stages of life. It is an excellent way to correct:
Unsatisfactory results of a previous ear surgery
Infant ear deformities or abnormalities
Depending on the specific issues that each individual patient desires to correct, a broad variety of techniques can be utilized.
What are the Benefits of Ear Correction?
Ear correction surgery can help the patients that undergo it in a wide variety of ways. Many people that have ear defects have had them since birth and suffer with them throughout their entire lives. This can be particularly challenging for younger children, who are often teased by their peers because of their appearance.
An ear correction surgery can help these individuals by:
Creating facial symmetry
Am I a Candidate for Ear Correction Surgery?
Nearly anyone that is unhappy with the appearance of their ears is a good candidate for ear correction surgery. Adults, teenagers, or children that are interested in undergoing the procedure must be in good health, not experience chronic ear infections, and have realistic expectations about the possible surgical outcomes.
Before undergoing an ear correction surgery, you will have to schedule a consultation appointment with Dr. Papanicolaou. During this appointment, Dr. Papanicolaou will discuss your specific cosmetic goals, and take into account your current state of health and medical history to decide exactly which kind of ear correction treatment is right for you.
Doctor Papanicolaou is additionally trained in craniofacial surgery, graduated from Univ Texas Southwestern, and has a special interest in ear surgery cosmetic and reconstructive. That includes simple ear deformities like protruding ears and large ears to a complete ear reconstruction from ear agenesis (totally missing ear) in infants and children. He is one of the few plastic surgeons in Central Florida who applies the earwell device in babies 2-5 weeks old for a non-surgical correction of the ear deformities. It is important to start as early as possible in the first 2-3 weeks of life to have the optimal result.
If you or your child are interested in benefitting from this procedure, contact Soma Plastic Surgery today to schedule a consultation.