For most people, the ears are a relatively unremarkable part of their appearance. However, for those with ears that protrude from the head, it can feel like this is the only part of the face that ever gets noticed. Whether you’re teased or simply feel uncomfortable with the shape of your ears, the good news is that otoplasty, also known as ear surgery, can help. But is it ever too late to correct protruding ears? Here is what you need to know:
Otoplasty is Available for Children and Adults
Many individuals with protruding ears have ear surgery as a child. However, if you have reached adulthood and still feel uncomfortable with your ears, you can rest assured that it is never too late to correct your appearance. That said, the surgery for children is slightly different than the surgery for adults.
In most cases, the surgeon will make an incision in the natural crease behind the ear. The surgeon will then remove skin and cartilage as well as reshape the ear itself so that it is more aesthetically pleasing. As an adult, it is typically easier to follow the post-surgery recommendations to ensure that your ears will look their best once you are healed.
How Much Does Ear Surgery Cost?
A procedure such as otoplasty can truly feel life-changing, providing greater confidence and boosting self-esteem. And while it may feel as though these results are priceless, the truth is that otoplasty will require a financial investment. At Providence Facial Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery, we price each procedure on an individual basis. This allows us to ensure that you are paying for exactly what you need and nothing more. Expect to discuss price and financing options during your initial consultation.
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The decision to undergo otoplasty is one that could change your entire outlook on life. If you have been considering this procedure, rest assured that our team is here to help. At Providence Facial Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery, we have already helped countless patients in and around Philadelphia correct their protruding ears. Now we are ready to do the same for you. If you have questions and are ready to take the next step, do not hesitate to contact us.