Does it feel like your ears stick out farther than you would like them to? Are you frustrated with the natural shape or positioning of your ears? Are you left feeling like there is nothing you can do to effectively hide or minimize the appearance of your ears? Consider otoplasty! This ear surgery enables the manipulation of ear tissues to improve shape, size, or position. Discover the potential benefits of this procedure during a consultation with us at Zormeier Cosmetic Surgery & Longevity Center at our locations in Healdsburg, CA, or Indiana in Danville, Noblesville, or Shelbyville.
What Is Ear Surgery?
Ear surgery, which is also known as otoplasty, is a surgical procedure to reshape and improve the general appearance of the ears. This procedure does not have any effect on hearing. It offers cosmetic benefits.
This surgical procedure is highly customizable and diverse, allowing it to be used to address a range of concerns related to the ears. Tissues may be manipulated to alter the size or shape of the outer ears, making it possible to achieve a more balanced, symmetrical appearance. In some cases, if the ears protrude, pinning the ears back may be recommended.
What Could I Expect from the Procedure?
Ear surgery begins with carefully making incisions in the treatment area. Incisions are typically made at the natural creases of the ears. The specifics of treatment will depend on your concerns and goals.
Otoplasty procedures are performed in the comfort of our offices. Anesthetics are used for your maximum comfort, and these procedures are typically performed on an outpatient basis. However, it is important to allow yourself adequate time to heal and recover.
Our professionals will provide you with specific bandages to wear as well as all the information you need to care for yourself as you recover. Results will vary for each person and their specific goals. However, they are intended to be permanent as this procedure is only performed once ears have reached adult size. Results may be initially enjoyed after treatment, and they gradually improve as the area heals.
Am I a Good Candidate for Otoplasty?
Most generally healthy individuals who are unhappy with the natural positioning of their ears may qualify for this procedure. Ear surgery is often performed on children, but it may also be performed on adults. It is important to all individuals to approach treatment with realistic goals and expectations.
A consultation with our professionals can help determine if otoplasty is right for you and your experiences. They can help you best understand this procedure as well as collaborate with you to tailor the procedure to your unique goals.
Schedule Your Consultation!
Redefining the shape and size of your ears may be possible with the help of otoplasty. Contact us today at Zormeier Cosmetic Surgery & Longevity Center and schedule your consultation to learn more about ear surgery. Dr. Michele Zormeier and her qualified professionals proudly serve you from our convenient locations in Noblesville, IN, Shelbyville, IN, Danville, IL, Healdsburg, CA, and Ukiah, CA. Discover the benefits of this unique procedure today!
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