When it comes to plastic surgery, most people do not automatically think about the ears as an area where surgery should be performed. However, it is an extremely popular form of surgery. In fact, over 20,000 people have otoplasty each year. The surgery is typically used to correct ears that protrude.
The Basics of Ear Surgery
Otoplasty is designed to change the size and the shape of a person’s ears. A variety of techniques can be used to either reposition the cartilage, remove it, or replace it. Soft tissue is also adjusted in order to improve the appearance of the ears. This is not a procedure that is performed to improve a person’s hearing, as only the outer ear is adjusted. It is performed for solely cosmetic purposes.
One of the main reasons why individuals visit us to learn more about otoplasty is because they have overly prominent ears. Their ears are just too large for their head and it throws off their entire look. Not only does a person not look as attractive as they could look because their ears are too large, but it has a huge negative impact on their self-confidence.
It is also common for Dr. Steven Dayan to help individuals who have issues with their earlobes. They may have had an earring ripped out or some other type of injury. When an injury occurs, the earlobe may not heal correctly, leaving the earlobes split or misshapen. The soft tissue can be adjusted during otoplasty.
How Otoplasty Can Benefit You
It is easy for individuals who have misshapen, prominent, or overly large ears to feel less than attractive. This low self-esteem can negatively impact almost every area of a person’s life. And, unfortunately, it can lead to a person becoming the target of teasing and bullying.
Otoplasty is a great way for you to improve your self image and to make your ears less conspicuous. It is a permanent procedure that is well worth any of the time and effort that you will need to put into visiting our office for your initial consultation, going through the surgery, and then recovering from it.
Dr. Dayan would be happy to meet with individuals who would like to learn more about otoplasty and the benefits that it can provide for them. You are warmly invited to contact us today to set up your initial consultation! The office of Dr. Dayan is conveniently located in Chicago, IL.