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Ear contouring or Otoplasty is done to improve the ear’s shape and position. If your ears are protruded, they can be repositioned close to the head and they can also be resized to be in proportion with your other facial features.
Why Would You Need an Otoplasty?
You could benefit from Ear contouring Los Angeles if you have large or protruding ears that look awkward in relation to your head. If you have asymmetrical ears, otoplasty can also fix the contours, thereby enhancing your physical appearance.
Whether you have acquired or congenital ear irregularities, otoplasty can correct these problems and spare you from the psychological trauma of being teased. Although anyone can safely undergo ear contouring at any age, it is best that the procedure be done at ages 5 or 6, before the ears have fully developed. If you have a child with large or irregularly shaped ears, surgery is recommended before the child enters school to prevent bullying from classmates.
What to Expect?
Prior to surgery, you will undergo initial consultation in order for the surgeon to assess your physical and emotional readiness. This is also a period to discuss your expectations, and to provide information about past and present medical conditions, previous surgeries, treatments and medications that you are taking.
During the Ear contouring Los Angeles surgery, the cartilage will be reshaped in order to bring the ears closer to the head and correct protruding ears. Usually, it is done by creating incisions behind the ear, so that the scars will subsequently be hidden in the natural skin crease. After the operation, a soft dressing will be left in place for 3-5 days.
After otoplasty, it’s normal for your ears to feel numb, but you can expect it to clear up within a few months. Although mild pain can be expected, you typically would not need painkillers for more than several days. Usually, you can return to your normal activities within ten days or less, although activities such as bending, lifting, straining, and contact sports should be avoided during the early periods after surgery.
We have conducted thousands of ear surgeries for patients of different ages, and so far all of them were very happy with the results. Although full healing after Ear contouring Los Angeles may take some time, the rewarding result is long-lasting. These patients have all felt beautiful and confident about themselves, which is our ultimate goal for anyone who feels inferior because of their appearance.