Depending on the changes you want to make, your ear surgery procedure may improve the shape, size or position of your ears. Some of the specific things that otoplasty corrects are:
- Ears that stick out from your head
- Prominently cupped or shelled ear shape
- Excessively large ears
- Defects in the structure or shape of the ear
- Trauma caused by an injury to the ear
Specific procedural steps taken will depend largely on what is being accomplished during the procedure. For protruding ears, Dr. Liu typically makes small incisions behind the ear, through which he can reshape the ear and adjust the ear fold. Cartilage may also be removed or reshaped to get the final look you want.
The results of otoplasty can be life changing, especially for children and teens who have been bullied or otherwise suffered emotionally because of protruding ears. After the procedure, the ears will look more natural and will be balanced with the size and shape of the face. These changes can be very important to boosting self-esteem and feeling more confident.
If you are interested in a greater San Francisco otoplasty procedure, please call Bay Area Aesthetic Surgery at 6505706066 to schedule a one-on-one consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Liu.