Prominent ears is common deformity that can really impact ones self esteem. Like a large nose, everyone seems to notice prominent ears. Girls and women can to a certain degree hide these with their hair but cannot pull the hair back. Boys and men have a much harder time with covering the ears with their hair. You will see prominent ears trying to hidden by celebrities with head bands and hats by covering the upper ears and holding them against the head (Clay Akins and Apollom who have both appeared to have had otoplasty since.
Otoplasty is performed to correct misshapen or poorly formed ears and bring protruding ears closer to the head. With “ear pinning”, or otoplasty, an incision is made behind the ear. The cartilage is sculpted and sutured to stay back (no pins are actually used). Dr. Severinac adds some surgical enhancement maneuvers such as those to avoid the conca or bowl of the ear to be left to prominent as seen in many otoplasties not done by Dr. Severinac.
This procedure can be done at any time but is often best around age six to prevent ridicule at school. It drastically improves overall appearance and self-confidence. The procedure is done under a general anesthetic in the child in in the office under local anesthesia oral sedation in the adult. Prominent ear, cauliflower ears, cup ears, Spock ears can all be address with Otoplasty in our Fort Wayne office.
If you think you or a child you know might be a candidate for otoplasty, please contact us today to find out more.