The ears are not a focal feature of the face, but they are still important to the overall balance and appearance of the face. Protruding or deformed ears can be distracting, taking attention away from other features you want noticed. If you are self-conscious of your ear shape or position or your ears have been damaged, plastic surgery can be a solution to repair your ear appearance. Dr. Christine Blaine is a board certified plastic surgeon who offers plastic surgery to reshape the ears at Blaine Plastic Surgery in New York.
Many ear deformities are congenital or genetic. Ears can be misshapen at birth, as the cartilage of the ears are flexible and easily manipulated. It is also common for the ears to stick out or protrude from the head. While misshapen or protruding ears usually do not impact hearing or function, children with oddly shaped ears are often teased. Even as adults, many people with oddly shaped or prominent ears are self-conscious of their appearance. Ear plastic surgery can be an option to help those with odd or damaged ears improve their self-confidence and appearance.
Repairing Ear Damage or Deformity
Ear plastic surgery can be simple or complex, depending on the area of the ear affected. Repairing a torn earlobe is simple, and it can usually be performed in an office visit with only local anesthesia. Otoplasty, or ear plastic surgery, to reposition or reshape the ear is more complex if it involves reshaping or resizing the ear. The most commonly requested otoplasty is ear pinning, or reducing protruding ears. We offer both simple and complex ear plastic surgery at Blaine Plastic Surgery.
If you are self-conscious of your ears and want to explore ear plastic surgery, contact us at Blaine Plastic Surgery. Our team will schedule a consultation with Dr. Christine Blaine to discuss the best option for transforming your ear size, shape or appearance. We have locations in Manhattan, Staten Island and Huntington, NY, for your convenience.