If you have ever felt self-conscious about the size, shape, or position of your ears, you will be happy to know that there may be a procedure that can help. Ear reshaping otoplasty is a type of surgery that can be used to transform the appearance and position of your ears while giving you the boost of confidence you need. Here is what you should know about this procedure.
What Is Otoplasty?
Otoplasty is generally performed on the outer ear. There are several variations of this surgery that a patient can receive, depending on the specific concern that is being addressed. These include:
- Ear Augmentation – increases the outer ear size
- Ear Reduction – decreases the size of the outer ear
- Ear Pinning – draws the ears closer to the head
Conditions That Can Be Treated With Otoplasty
There are several concerns that otoplasty can help to address. These include:
A vertical bump located on the upper portion of the ear is a type of malformation called Stahl’s Bar. On a normal ear, this area is typically flat. The bump may extend upward to the very top edge of the ear, creating a point.
This is a type of congenital ear malformation that makes the front and the very top area of the ear look as if it is buried below the skin near the temple. As a result, individuals with Cryptotia may appear as if they have undefined ear contours from the side.
Microtia is a type of congenital condition that results in abnormally small ears, which are not properly formed. In some cases, patients with this condition may require ear reconstruction, which is more extensive than otoplasty.
If you are interested in seeing if otoplasty can help you, we encourage you to contact our team today.
Schedule a Consultation for Otoplasty in Gainesville, FL
To get started, schedule a consultation with our team at Gaines Plastic Surgery by calling (352) 333-9600. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Greg Gaines consistently provides a positive patient experience while serving patients in Gainesville, FL, and the surrounding areas.
Dr. Gaines has nearly three decades of experience helping patients achieve favorable results through otoplasty surgery, so you can rest assured knowing that you are going to be treated with compassion, professionalism, and consideration throughout the entire treatment process.