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Ear Plastic Surgery
Ear surgery, or otoplasty, is a cosmetic procedure to improve the appearance of a person's ears. It can provide great psychological benefits to anyone who has been teased about the size or shape of their ears, has had a serious ear injury, or simply wants to improve their appearance.
Otoplasty typically serves two functions: setting prominent ears back closer to the head (Ear Pinning), and reducing the size of large ears. Ear surgery may also be helpful for the following conditions:
- Large or protruding ears (Ear Pinning)
- Lop ear (top of the ear folds downward or inward)
- Cupped ear (a small ear)
- Shell ear (no outer curve in the cartilage)
- Large, stretched, or torn earlobes
- Earlobes with large creases and wrinkles
Dr. Gary Wiesman is also able to construct new ears for patients who are missing them due to injury or other causes.
Candidates for Otoplasty
Candidates for otoplasty may be anyone who feels self-conscious about their ears and wants to improve their appearance. Although the operation is most often performed on children, this procedure can be very beneficial to people of all ages. Ears are almost fully grown by age four, and early surgery can prevent a child from being teased in school.
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