Improve Your Total Facial Look With Ear Surgery
If you have issues with hearing sounds clearly, you are likely to need a hearing aid or to have your ears checked by an ENT or an otolaryngologist. If you have a serious concern with the shape and size of your ears, then you ought to consult a plastic surgeon for a possible cosmetic fix. Ear surgery or otoplasty is a procedure that can change the shape of your ears to improve their appearance. The ultimate goal is to bring in aesthetic balance between your ears and the rest of your face.
There are numerous forms of ear shape deformities, such as pointed ears, cauliflower ears and bat ears. These deformities are primarily caused by the code written in your genes, so you cannot really do anything about it. The typical issues with ear shape and form actually involve the earlobes, and perhaps the most common ear shape problem concerns with overly protruding ears. Regardless of size, some ears actually do protrude from the sides of the head. The protrusion may bring about a significant drop in your confidence as other people around you would rarely miss noticing your protruding ears.
An ear surgery can be performed for both child and adult patients. In fact, it is highly advisable that the surgery be undertaken as early as five years old for patients with inborn ear issues. This can help prevent cases of bullying on children with protruding ears. It is required though for a child patient that he or she should be generally healthy and willing to undergo surgery. For adult patients, they also need to be physically and mentally healthy. However, patients in all age groups are discouraged to undergo otoplasty if they have cronic or untreated ear infections.
With over 20 years in plastic surgery experience and practice in the San Francisco Bay Area, Dr. Vistnes is adept and highly recommended in performing otoplasty surgeries. To determine whether you need a surgery to improve the form and shape of your ears, it is advised that you personally consult with the Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon. He believes in offering the best possible education to patients before undertaking any surgery.
If you want to personally discuss with Dr. Vistnes regarding your ear shape or size issue, please call us at (650) 322-5444. You may also complete and submit this Online Form to schedule a personal consultation.