When it comes to pictures, you are always ducking the camera. You wear your hair long, and you have a large collection of hats. You’re very self-conscious about your ears. You have prominent ears that stick out. You feel like people can see them coming from a mile away. Up until now, you may have thought that your situation was hopeless. These are the ears you were born with, and you have to live with them for the rest of your life.
Fortunately, there is a cosmetic procedure called otoplasty that can help you to minimize the appearance of your protruding ears. It’s a relatively simple procedure that in turn will help you feel better about yourself.
When you turn to otoplasty, you can say goodbye to those hats and start wearing a big smile anytime someone pulls out a camera.
Who is a Good Candidate?
There are a host of reasons that you may choose otoplasty. Your ears may stick out, away from your head, like flaps. You may not be happy with the shape of your ears, or you may feel that they are out of proportion with your face.
In some cases, you may have been born with a defect in the appearance of your ears or an injury may have caused a problem with your ears. Otoplasty is designed to enhance your ears, giving you a balanced appearance with ears that are in proportion with your face.
Your ears can be tucked against the side of your head so that they no longer protrude. Regardless of the issues that make you unhappy with the appearance of your ears, you don’t need to accept it. You can improve your self-esteem with otoplasty.
What Happens During Otoplasty?
You can expect an outpatient procedure when you choose otoplasty. Dr. Funcik, our double board-certified plastic surgeon, will choose the best alternative in medication for your comfort before the procedure begins.
Choosing a solution for you will depend on your circumstances and any reactions you have had before. Our plastic surgeon will then make any alterations that are necessary to your ears.
Tissue may be removed, cartilage may be reshaped, and sutures will be used to keep your ears from protruding.
Ask Our Plastic Surgeon About Otoplasty Today
If you are tired of being unhappy with your ears, it is time to do something about it. Located in Mount Pleasant, the office of Dr. Thomas Funcik, MD can be your partner in this journey, helping you to have the ears that you have always wanted.
You may have been born with large, protruding ears or some other problem with how your ears look, but you don’t have to live with it any longer. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation.