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If you have ears that are uneven, misshapen or sticking out, it can negatively impact your confidence and self-esteem. Ear deformities and injuries can cause social anxiety from others teasing you about your appearance. Ear reshaping surgery, known as otoplasty, can restore the position, shape and size of the ears for children and adults. If you are distressed about how your ears look, you may want to consider scheduling a consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon.

What Does Ear Shaping Surgery Entail?

Ear shaping surgery is an outpatient procedure using local or general anesthesia. The cosmetic procedure can take around two to three hours, depending on the extent of the injury and the repair technique used. For most surgeries, a plastic surgeon makes an incision behind the ear and sculpts the cartilage to bend it back toward the head. Permanent stitches may be used to help maintain the shape. In certain cases, cartilage is removed to create a more natural-looking fold.

Are You a Good Candidate for Ear Shaping?

Adults who are good candidates for ear shaping are non-smokers in good general health. Scheduling a consultation with a board certified surgeon can help you determine if the procedure is right for you. During your consultation, the surgeon will discuss your medical history and the various treatment options available. If you have any medical conditions that may interfere with the healing process, it’s important to let the plastic surgeon know during your appointment.

If you are unhappy with the shape of your ears, you may want to consider scheduling a consultation to determine if you are an ideal candidate. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jeremy Nikfarjam can help restore the appearance of your ears. Contact our office online or call (516) 279-2616 to schedule an ear shaping surgery consultation today.

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