Prominent ears can detract from one’s beauty. Ears with normal shape and size blend into one’s appearance, but large, protruding, or misshapen ears often draw attention away from the face. To improve ear shape and position cosmetic ear surgery, known as an otoplasty, is performed.
The ears are nearly fully grown when a child reaches 6 years of age. For many children, prominent ears can be a source of teasing from other children. Therefore, otoplasty is often performed in school age children to enhance their appearance and self-confidence. In addition, many people go into adulthood with prominent ears and choose cosmetic ear surgery later in life. If you or your child are bothered by prominent ears, then an otoplasty is a great option.
Earlobes can be damaged or deformed from earrings and other ear piercings. Earlobe tears from earrings are common and easily repaired. More complex earlobe deformities can also be treated. With the use of large earlobe gauges the earlobes can be markedly expanded, leaving a large hole with the gauzes out. We have experience reconstructing earlobe from gauges, creating small, normally shaped, intact earlobes.
Eliminate prominent ears with an otoplasty. For more information or to schedule a consultation, get in contact with us at our office in Portland. Call (503) 783-0544 to get started.