What’s an Otoplasty Surgery?
Surgery of the ear, also known as otoplasty, is a procedure most commonly performed to set prominent ears back closer to the head or to reduce the size of large ears. People also have ear surgery to correct malformed ears. Otoplasty is performed for adults and children with equal success. Children of school age especially benefit from this operation since their protruding ears often make them object of ridicule by their peers. This teasing can have a devastating effect on the child’s psyche.
Otoplasty procedures are available for those who would like to change the shape and position of their ears and for those with congenital (birth) irregularities. Additionally, an individual’s ears may exhibit abnormal traits due to their genetic make-up or an accidental injury, such as losing an ear or part of an ear. Otoplasty is used successfully for each of these situations. Regardless of the procedure, patients have been pleased with the long-lasting improvements to their appearance offered by ear surgery.
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