Being noticed for your looks can be a good thing, but when prominent or unevenly placed ears draw too much attention, they can become a source of self-consciousness that can damage your positive feelings about yourself and affect your interactions with others. Ear surgery, or otoplasty, is a cosmetic procedure that can quickly refine the position of the ears, restoring a more natural appealing look and enhancing self-confidence. Ear reshaping (otoplasty) also improves the shape of the ear to correct the appearance of protruding ears and specialized techniques may also improve deformities of the ear.
The goals of otoplasty are to reduce overly-prominent ears, improve balance between unevenly positioned ears, and to create a better balance and symmetry of facial features.
Dr Markarian will personalize your procedure – otoplasty is a relatively simple procedure, but it still requires a keen aesthetic eye and advanced level of surgical precision to create optimal results that balance well and create symmetry with your features. An well-versed plastic surgeon, Dr. Markarian is passionate not only about offering precise, up-to-date ear reshaping (otoplasty) techniques, but also seeks to create harmony and a naturally balanced look for the patient.
Otoplasty typically requires one small incision behind the ear, through which Dr. Markarian will gently reposition the cartilage of the ear. After healing, the ear will appear at a more natural, less noticeable angle. Many individuals live most of their lives feeling self-conscious about their ears before they turn to otoplasty to correct this problem and create a more balanced, natural appearance. Dr. Markarian is sensitive to the unique needs and expectations of patients, and in your consultation will outline your procedure options carefully before recommending an approach that offers the best results for your physiology and aesthetic enhancement goals.
Otoplasty is typically performed under general anesthesia which means you will be asleep and feel nothing during surgery. The surgery itself generally takes 1-2 hours.