When a person has protruding or larger ears, this can be corrected with an otoplasty: surgery which sets prominent ears farther back on the head. Often referred to as ear pinning, it is possible not only to pin back ears, but also reshape, reduce size and make ears more symmetrical. This procedure is a much appreciated correction for patients of all ages.
Patients of all ages are thrilled with the results of this procedure. This surgery is one of the few plastic surgeries that can be recommended for children, even as young as five years of age. It can eliminate teasing and bring about much increased self-esteem and confidence in their very important school years. When done early, children can avoid the trauma of getting bullied because of their protruding ears.
Self-esteem, self-image and self-confidence can all be adversely impacted by prominent ears. Under these circumstances, otoplasty can be a life-changing experience.
When otoplasty is performed, the incisions are made on the back of the ear. This location is excellent for hiding scars. They should be barely noticeable, even to you! Because the incisions are made behind your ear, they won't be visible from the front at all and you won't be able to see them easily from behind either.
Directly following the procedure, the initial scarring may be unsightly and painful. Dr. Serota recommends that the scars be left alone, aside from cleaning and dressing the wound, for a period of 2 to 3 weeks in order to allow sufficient time for natural healing to take place. It is not unusual for some scarring to occur as the result of otoplasty procedures, but as stated before, due to the placement of these scars, they should not be noticeable once healed.
The artful concealment and blending of scars is a part of every plastic surgeon’s job. Dr. Serota, a board-certified plastic surgeon, has years of experience and will help you meet your aesthetic goals. To set up an otoplasty appointment, contact Advanced Cosmetic Surgery Center today at 303-367-9000 or serotamd.com.