Otoplasty and Earlobe Repair
Otoplasty corrects the shape, appearance, and protrusion of underdeveloped, deformed, or prominent ears to bring them into better balance with the head and face. Children and adults alike may experience ridicule or embarrassment due to the appearance of their ears. Otoplasty improves the size, position, and shape of the ears so that they appear more balanced and natural.
Individuals who are in good overall health and who do not have chronic ear infections may qualify for ear surgery. Patients should not undergo otoplasty until their ear cartilage has grown stable enough for surgical correction, which is usually around four or five years of age. Individuals should be motivated by their own desires to undergo surgery to improve the appearance of their ears. Parents often bring children in at a young age so they don’t experience ridicule when they go to school.
During your consultation, you and Dr. Corbin will discuss your ears and how otoplasty can improve their appearance. Dr. Corbin will analyze your ear cartilage, measure your ears, and determine the best way to reshape and reposition your ears to restore better balance and harmony with the rest of your facial features.
Otoplasty incisions are made behind the ear so that the scarring will be hidden after the ears have healed. During the procedure, Dr. Corbin will reposition and reshape the ear to improve its overall appearance. The procedure is uniquely customized to correct individual deformities or prominence.
Results of otoplasty are lifelong. This procedure corrects prominent ears. Patients typically experience an increase in self-confidence and positive self-image after otoplasty surgery.
If you are bothered by the appearance, shape, position, or protrusion of your ears, schedule your consultation for otoplasty today with Dr. Frederic Corbin. To schedule your appointment, contact Dr. Corbin at (310) 284-8384 in Beverly Hills, at (714) 671-3033 in Brea, or online using our online contact form.