There are so many people who hate the way that their ears look. They may be too large, they may be awkwardly shaped, they may protrude or they may be asymmetrical. What makes this problem worse is the fact that there’s not much we can do to hide them. At school, children are teased by their peers because of their ears. Adults might go to great lengths to hide their ear imperfections. Although they want to cut their hair short, they might grow it long. They might walk around wearing caps, scarves or other accessories to try to hide their ears. If this describes your situation, you may be a good candidate for cosmetic ear surgery.
If you’re self-conscious about your appearance, it’s going to affect the way that you interact with other people and live your daily life. Fortunately, cosmetic ear surgery, formally known as otoplasty, is an effective option for people who want to cosmetically alter their ears. This procedure can have a huge and positive impact on the quality of a person’s life.
Because your ears are such an important part of your overall facial appearance, you do not want to leave the surgery to amateurs. This is why you should always seek this surgery from a qualified, experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon.
Cosmetic ear surgery is extremely popular in both children and adults. The more information that you have about the procedure, what to expect from it and the projected recovery time, the better equipped you will be to make a decision as to whether or not this procedure is right for you.
Otoplasty is usually performed under local anesthesia. This means that you will be properly numbed prior to your procedure, but you will remain awake. The actual ear pinning process is personalized for each patient depending on their needs, but it usually consists of exposing the cartilage and either folding it down or removing the excess. The ear is thus repositioned, sutured and bandaged. The procedure typically takes roughly two hours to complete.
Most cosmetic ear surgery procedures last around two hours, depending on how extensive the surgery is. There are a lot of different techniques that our skilled surgeon can use to help you accomplish your goal. The technique used will greatly depend on the problem with your ears that you would like to address, your preferences and what is projected to provide the best results.
Cosmetic ear surgery can help you take back your quality of life and self-confidence, especially when performed by our experienced plastic surgeon at Restored Images in Nashville. Contact us today to schedule your consultation and find out if this procedure is right for you.