What is an Otoplasty?
Otoplasty is a plastic surgery that reshapes the outer ear (also known as the pinna) At times, this is to correct a deformity, and at other times, it’s merely to improve the appearance of the ear. Often reconstructive surgery involves building up the outer ear after an accident or because of congenital deformity.
Ear surgery can improve the shape, proportion, and even the ear’s position to enhance facial symmetry. Sometimes a defect in the ear structure is present at birth. At other times, it becomes visible with development, but both can be corrected with otoplasty. This procedure can also treat ears that have been misshapen due to injury.
If your ears have been misshapen, or you’d like to improve your facial symmetry, otoplasty might be the right procedure for you. Even correcting minor deformities can lead to profound improvements to your self-esteem.