Otoplasty, or ear pinning, is a procedure that reshapes the ears and restores balance and symmetry to your features. The procedure is unique to the goals of the individual. It can be performed on adults, teens, and children as young as three to address protruding or large ears.
It can be difficult to decide if otoplasty is the right choice for you. If you’re experiencing one or more of the following issues, it may be a sign to consider otoplasty.
You’re Looking to Boost Your Self-Esteem
If the shape, size, or appearance of your ears is leaving you feeling self-conscious, an otoplasty can provide you with a boost of self-confidence. The ears are highly visible and can add to our appearance. However, if you are bothered by the look of your ears, this may cause you to cover them up as much as possible. With ear reshaping, you can feel comfortable in your own skin and project that confidence into other areas of your life.
You Feel Your Ears Are Disproportionate to Your Head
Some congenital anomalies can cause the ears to stick out or appear larger in proportion to the head. This may cause you to feel like your ears are drawing attention or that they are overly noticeable. With an otoplasty, reshaping the ear and eliminating excess skin can reduce feelings of insecurity surrounding the appearance of your ears.
You Feel Your Ears Are Overly Prominent
When the ears stick out further away from the head or the fold behind your ear is larger, it can make your ears appear more prominent. This may also cause your ears to appear asymmetrical if it only affects one ear, or it can make one appear larger than the other. An otoplasty can create symmetry and balance by pinning the ears back to the head.
Schedule an Otoplasty Consultation
If you’re considering otoplasty, scheduling a consultation with Dr. Jayesh Panchal is the best way to determine if you’re a candidate. You can present your concerns and questions and discover if you can benefit from this procedure. With years of training and experience in the field, Dr. Panchal can provide you with an expert opinion. Contact our Edmond, OK, location at 405-340-9949 or our Norman, OK, location at 405-310-6767 to get started.