Having ears that are particularly prominent or unusually-shaped can often make a person uncomfortable with how they look. Teasing from peers as a child may result in adults who choose certain hairstyles to hide their ears, or who otherwise lack confidence in their appearance. If this sounds familiar to you, our team at Wirth Plastic Surgery can help. We are proud to offer otoplasty procedures in Newport Beach to help reposition and reshape the ears, bringing them into greater balance with the rest of your features. With years of experience behind him, Dr. Wirth and the rest of his surgical team have everything you need to help you feel more confident than ever.
Understanding the Otoplasty Procedure
Most commonly, otoplasty refers to the ear pinning procedure which brings the ears closer to the head so they are less prominent. It can also mean reshaping the ear or reducing its size to help balance your features.
Otoplasty may be the right option for you if:
- Your ears protrude significantly from your head
- Your ears are unusually shaped, or out of proportion with your head
- Your ears are uneven or asymmetrical
The procedure is almost always focused on the back of the ear, meaning any scarring that may occur is generally invisible. Patients generally experience mild discomfort for a few days after the surgery, during which time the surgery site will have soft dressings. During the healing process, side sleepers may experience an adjustment period, as they cannot put pressure on these areas until fully healed. It is important to maintain good post-operative care as directed by our team for best results!
Serving Orange County Patients with Pride
At Wirth Plastic Surgery, we understand the profound impact physical appearance can have on a person’s overall self-esteem. Because of this, our team feels we have a responsibility to take the time to truly understand what our patients are looking to achieve and help them to get as close as possible.
Call our Newport Beach plastic surgeon today at (949) 238-6713 to schedule your initial consultation. We can help you realize your aesthetic goals!