Otoplasty, also known as ear surgery, is a procedure done to change the shape, position, or size of the ears. It can be done for cosmetic reasons or to correct structural defects that develop over time or due to injury.
Otoplasty is typically done on both ears to optimize facial symmetry. It will not change the location of your ears and will not affect your ability to hear.
Dr. Lorenc’s surgical objective during an otoplasty is to achieve a subtle but distinct change in the overall aesthetic harmony of the face.
Who is an ideal candidate?
Otoplasty can be performed on both adults and children who wish to reshape, reposition, or reproportion their ears. You may consider otoplasty if:
• Your ear(s) protrude too far from your head
• Your ears are overly large in proportion to your head
• You are dissatisfied with the results of a previous ear surgery
Children and teens who undergo an otoplasty should be free and able to communicate their feelings about surgery. Correction of perceived defects can drastically improve one’s appearance and self-esteem but should be done to achieve one’s own ideal image, not someone else’s.
Other considerations that should be weighed when determining if ear surgery is right for you include:
• Your health: No underlying health conditions that may make healing more difficult
• Your expectations: Individuals should approach an otoplasty with positive and realistic expectations