Ears that don’t quite fit your face — whether because they’re too large or aren’t quite big enough — can be a frustrating fact of life. In some cases they can be a source of self-consciousness, while in others they can even be the source of bullying and social embarrassment. At Wirth Plastic Surgery, we offer ear surgery to patients in Newport Beach and the surrounding areas, which can correct the size and shape of your ear, for a more balanced and symmetrical appearance.
Am I a Candidate for Ear Surgery?
Ear surgery is a highly individualized procedure that can be elected for both adults and children who are at least five years of age. The best candidates will possess good overall physical and mental health, as well as realistic expectations of surgery. It is also important to note that this is a distinct surgery from earlobe repair surgery, which addresses damage or trauma to the earlobe. During your consultation with Garrett Wirth, MD, MS, FACS, he will be able to determine if ear surgery is right for your cosmetic goals.
Ear surgery may be right for you if you have one or more of the following conditions:
- Protruding ears on one or both sides, unrelated related to hearing loss
- Macrotia (excessively large ears)
- Dissatisfaction with the results of prior ear surgery