The Benefits of Otoplasty
Posted June 27, 2018 in Otoplasty
Working as a frame for your face, the ears can either provide a balance to your features or be the source of embarrassment and teasing. The key to aesthetically pleasing ears is not noticing them—when the ears are in proportion, they are not given a second thought, but if a congenital or accidental condition is causing your ears to be misaligned, protrude forward, or lose symmetry, it is likely (and common) that you are experiencing a loss of confidence in your appearance.
If you’re starting to feel self-conscious about how your ears look, or you desire to have better proportions to your face, Dr. Thompson can restore the balance of your features by reshaping your ears through otoplasty.
Otoplasty Can Correct Large Ears
Large ears are a common cause of ridicule for children. This can lead to increased feelings of self-consciousness and embarrassment. Luckily, Dr. Thompson can correct this condition by making an incision at the back of the ear. This will allow him to remove excess cartilage and reposition the ear inward toward the head. Dr. Thompson will then close the incision with sutures, and the resulting scar will be hidden from view. He works with careful precision in order to make sure the ear repositioning looks natural.
Recovery and Results
Dr. Thompson will provide you with specific aftercare instructions to ensure the best possible results and the quickest recovery. This includes making sure to get ample amounts of rest for one to two weeks while healing. It is common to experience some discomfort, swelling and bruising. These effects are temporary and will subside within a few days. Over-the-counter medication can help mitigate any pain you may experience. Your tailored results will be noticeable immediately, but since every procedure is highly customized, results will vary from patient to patient.
To learn more about how otoplasty can benefit you, contact our office for a consultation with Dr. Thompson. We can be reached by phone at (732) 410-4789.