Otoplasty for The Ears You’re Hiding
- Posted on: Nov 15 2018
There are so many things we can develop self-conscious tendencies towards, and end up disliking so much that we hide them away. We may not love our curly hair, the color of our eyes, or how our nose looks. We can hide all of these things with straightening products, colored contacts, or extreme contouring with makeup.
But, that’s not all we can hide. Many people find that they don’t love the shape of their ears, and may even hide them away. If you hide your ears under long hair or hats, then keep reading. In this day and age, there’s no reason why you should be hiding your ears under your hair, or avoiding wearing statement earrings (which would just draw attention to your strange ears, right?). Keep reading to learn more about earlobe repair and what it can do for you.
What is earlobe repair surgery?
As we age, our ears continue to grow. The cartilage that makes up our ears may grow large and elongate, too, sometimes as a result of wearing heavy earrings. Or, some people may feel self conscious about earlobes that have been pierced and stretched, but who no longer want to wear plugs anymore.
This surgery repairs and restructures the earlobe of the ear, so you can stop hiding your ears.
Who is a good candidate?
Anyone who is bothered by overly large or stretched out earlobes is a good candidate for earlobe repair surgery. If you have stretched your ears with piercings or they have simply become enlarged through age, you are likely a good candidate for earlobe reduction surgery. You may be asked to stop smoking or taking certain medications before your surgery.
What is healing time like?
This procedure is performed under local anesthesia in the office. Healing is much simpler than more large-scale ear surgeries. You may be asked to treat your ears gently for a while as they heal. Depending on your specific concerns, your recovery time may vary.
Are you interested in learning more about earlobe surgery or earlobe reduction? Call us at (650) 600-7889 to schedule a consultation.
Posted in: Earlobe Repair