Having ears that are particularly prominent or unusually-shaped can often make a person uncomfortable with their appearance, and can even result in some unfortunate social repercussions. As a child, teasing from peers can eventually go on to cause adults to choose certain hairstyles to hide their ears, or otherwise lack confidence in their appearance. Otoplasty with Garrett Wirth, MD, MS, FACS in Newport Beach can help you to enjoy more symmetrical ears that complement your facial features.
What are the benefits of otoplasty?
Otoplasty, or ear surgery, can resolve ears that are oversized, protruding, or asymmetrical. There are many advantages to having ear surgery, including resolving overlarge and protruding ears, balancing features and overall head shape, allowing you to reveal your ears and wear any hairstyle, and boosting your self-esteem.
Are the results permanent?
The results of otoplasty are long-lasting. The ear cartilage may settle or change slightly over time, but the results typically last a lifetime.
Is otoplasty covered by insurance?
Insurance doesn’t cover cosmetic procedures, but your ear surgery may be covered when ear function is involved. We can help you with financing options so you can get your ear surgery when you want it.
Will I have visible scarring after ear surgery?
After surgery, your incisions will heal and finally appear as a thin, fine line, behind your ear. Dr. Wirth will conceal the incision along the back of the ear where it will be virtually unnoticeable.
Will otoplasty impact my hearing?
Otoplasty is a cosmetic procedure that only treats the outer ear. Any changes to how sounds enter your ear are minor, and usually unnoticeable. Your hearing is not likely to be affected by otoplasty.