What is Otoplasty?

If you’re a parent, you may have had to deal with your child being picked on for having certain physical imperfections beyond their control. How many times has a little boy or girl been teased because their ears were larger than other children’s?

Protruding ears, though quite common, can cause self-image issues and make children and adults feel unattractive. Not only do children and adults with protruding ears have their own insecurities, but in this age of bullying, children, especially, are at risk of being emotionally, psychologically and physically abused because of their differing appearance.

There is a solution that’s rather simple, affordable and growing more and more popular; it’s called, “Otoplasty,” ear surgery that results in re-shaped ears, making them less prominent and removing any form of protrusion. If you’re interested in having Otoplasty in Denver or would like to explore this option for one or more of your children, please read on.

What to Expect with Otoplasty

Otoplasty is a safe and affordable procedure that can correct the problem of protruding ears.  Otoplasty is performed more often during childhood but can be done on patients of any age. Simply put, Otoplasty is the surgical reshaping of the outer ears to make them more to the liking of what the patient wishes. The procedure is performed when the ears are fully-grown, which occurs around 4-5 years of age, but adults are also good candidates for otoplasty.

Not only does otoplasty improve the physical appearance of the ears, it does wonders to improve the patient’s self-esteem and self-image. The psychological benefits of otoplasty in children are countless.

A board-certified cosmetic surgeon like Dr. Robert Fante at the Fante Eye & Face Centre may perform hundreds of otoplasties each year.

Otoplasty can fix these issues:

  • Protruding ears
  • Cupped ears
  • Lop ears—The ear tips bend forward and downwards
  • Shell ear—The outer curve and rim is missing
  • Over-large or stretched earlobes
  • Highly creased or wrinkled ear lobes
  • Spock’s ear
  • Ears that are too large or too small
  • Excessively large ear piercings known as “gauge” piercings

If you’re looking for Otoplasty in Denver, please visit the Fante Eye & Face Centre, where a staff of paramedical professionals, surgical assistants and medical technicians work with Dr. Fante to provide patients the most pleasant and stress-free cosmetic surgery experience possible. Please contact us by phone or fill out our online form to schedule a thorough consultation to discuss Otoplasty in Denver today.

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