No More Need for Hats
Now might be your favorite time of year, because of what you’re able to hide. We may be hiding a few extra pounds under a nice, cozy sweater or covering our dry skin with layers of lotion and makeup, or we may even find ourselves hiding our ears under beanies and other hats.
And even if hats are key to staying warm this time of year, you shouldn’t wear one just because you feel you need to hide your ears. If you’re ready to feel more confident with your ears, keep reading to learn about otoplasty.
What is Otoplasty?
Our ears continue to grow (as does our nose) for the rest of our lives. The cartilage that makes up our ears may grow overly large and elongate, too. This can come as a result of wearing heavy earrings, or just our genetics. Alternatively, you may have had your ears pierced or stretched, then realized you wanted to go back to the normal piercing look. The cartilage can only shrink back so much after you’ve stretched it, so you may be left with excess skin that droops and hangs past where it would on a normal ear.
Otoplasty is the plastic surgery utilized in repair and correcting the look of ears you may not like. It can be used to reshape the shape of the ear, shrink the size of earlobes, or just even tweak the angle of the ears.
Who is a good candidate?
Anyone who is bothered by the shape or size of their ears is a good candidate for otoplasty. You don’t need to have had an accident to benefit from this surgery. So, make this the year you love your ears. If you’re in good health and can undergo surgery, then you are likely a good candidate for this surgery.
Otoplasty can be used to help you get the ears you want. Whether you’ve had an accident or just don’t love the ears you were born with, we can help. Are you interested in learning more about otoplasty? Call us at (855) 702-8600 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Lam today.