What Is Otoplasty?
Otoplasty is a type of surgery that changes the size, shape, or position of the ear. Different types of ear surgeries are performed depending on the individual’s needs. Most patients undergo otoplasty to reduce large, protruding ears while others may seek procedures that repair their misshapen ears due to congenital disabilities or accidents.
When the ears are fully developed, otoplasty can be performed on any patient. The ears usually reach their full size after the age of five, and thus beginning at age 5 children with prominent ears can undergo the corrective surgery.
The overall facial harmony can be disrupted when the ears have cosmetic issues. By undergoing otoplasty surgery, the ears achieve a more symmetrical and natural look that’s aligned with the rest of the face and the head.
What are The Different Otoplasty Procedures?
There are different procedures in otoplasty ear surgery. Each one addresses a separate issue that improves harmony and symmetry of the face by modifying the ear’s shape or size. Dr. Sedgh specializes in the following procedures:
Also known as setback otoplasty, ear pinning surgery addresses the appearance of protuberant ears by “flattening” them against the head. It can be performed on adults and children ages five and above. Since the procedure brings balance to the face and ears, ear pinning surgery can also raise the self-esteem of younger patients.Read More
Also known as lobuloplasty, earlobe reduction is a procedure that reduces earlobe size. Large or droopy earlobes are usually inborn while there are cases wherein these characteristics can be acquired due to aging or through the use of big, heavy earrings. By undergoing this simple procedure, patients can have their excessively large earlobes reduced to achieve a more aesthetically-appealing and symmetrical shape that’s proportionate to their face and ears.Read More
Earlobe repair or reconstruction is the procedure that uses different types of surgical techniques to correct a variety of visible damages to the ear. This includes ear stretching tearing or sagging due to injuries, earring use, congenital deformities, or gauging. These irregularities may cause negative effects to the harmony and aesthetics of the face. When patients undergo this surgery, the appearance of the face achieves subtle improvements that provide them earlobes that are symmetrical to their ears and other facial features.Read More
Otoplasty is a general term for cosmetic or reconstructive surgery that improves the appearance of the ears. It involves various types of procedures such as reducing or increasing the size of the ears, pinning them back or reconstructing their shape. Patients can achieve natural-looking and symmetrical ears that are proportionate to the rest of their face and head by undergoing otoplasty surgery.Read More
Why Should You Choose Dr. Sedgh?
Performing otoplasty requires expertise and a sense of aesthetics since the ears are visible and the procedures involve reconstruction of cartilage. The best option is to seek a well-trained medical professional in the field like Dr. Jacob Sedgh to ensure safety and precision of the surgery. A double board-certified plastic surgeon, he has gained a wealth of knowledge and almost a decade of experience in reconstructive and plastic surgery on the head and neck.
Comfort & Transparency From Start To Finish
When under the care of Dr. Sedgh, you will feel comfortable, cared for, and you will understand every aspect of your upcoming treatment, whether surgical or non-surgical. His approach to facial enhancement is to achieve a refreshed, natural look – with transparency, honesty, and the highest level of ethical treatment, from start to finish.