Otoplasty — also known as cosmetic ear surgery — is a procedure to change the shape, position or size of the ears. You might choose to have otoplasty if you're bothered by how far your ears stick out from your head. You might also consider otoplasty if your ear or ears are misshapen due to an injury or birth defect.
You might consider otoplasty if:
- Your ear or ears stick out too far from your head;
- Your ears are large in proportion to your head;
- You dissatisfied with a previous ear surgery;
- Otoplasty is typically done on both ears to optimize symmetry.
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Always choose a board certified plastic surgeon for otoplasty.Before having your procedure, you’ll need to have a consultation with your plastic surgeon. During this time, the following things will happen:
Medical history review. Be prepared to answer questions about medications you’re taking, past surgeries, and any current or previous medical conditions.
Examination: Your plastic surgeon will evaluate the shape, size, and placement of your ears. They may also take measurements or pictures.
Discussion: This includes talking about the procedure.Your plastic surgeon will also want to hear about your expectations for the procedure.
Questions: Don’t be afraid to ask questions if something is unclear or you feel like you need more information. It’s also recommended to ask questions about your surgeon’s qualifications and years of experience.