Ear Surgery (Otoplasty) in Atlanta

Atlanta Plastic & Reconstructive Specialists

An otoplasty procedure entails reshaping the cartilage to a more desirable size and position. By reshaping the cartilage, the overall aesthetic of the ear changes as well. The skin which drapes over the ear is adjusted to fit the new shape and size of the ear, improving the overall appearance of the ears. During an otoplasty procedure, small incisions are made at the back of the ear to prevent any visible scarring. Through this incision, the cartilage is reshaped and the ear is set back closer to the head to give the patient a balanced appearance.cheek

While large or protruding ears do not often create any health related concerns, the embarrassment can cause psychological harm, especially in children who have to contend with bullies. Having an otoplasty procedure will not only alleviate the self-esteem issues that come with larger ears, but it can also give a patient the confidence boost they need to thrive socially, academically, and professionally.