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Home Otoplasty Otoplasty for The Ears You’ve Been Hiding

April 30, 2019

Otoplasty | emmett plastic surgeryWe’re used to the cold, and there’s still a little chill in the air when we step outside first thing. This time of year still definitely has some perks as we’re waiting for warmer weather. We’re still able to hide the few extra pounds we gained over the holidays with a cozy sweater. And, we’re able to hide our ears that make us uncomfortable underneath a warm hat.

If you’re self-conscious about your ears, this is the last winter you’ll be holding onto your hat like your life depends on it. That’s because this year is the year you get over the self consciousness about your ears. If you want to learn more about otoplasty and how we can help you get the ears you’d be proud of, keep reading.

What is Otoplasty?

Did you know that the cartilage that makes up certain parts of our bodies (like our ears and noses) grows slowly and continually for the rest of our lives? Sure, we might appreciate being able to hear better, but do we really need bigger ears to make that happen? The cartilage in our ears can also grow large and long, sometimes naturally, and sometimes as a result of how we treat our ears. Heavy earrings can drag down our ears, and if you’ve pierced and stretched your ears, you probably have ears that look long and limp when you take out your earrings.

If you’re ready to have ears you’re proud of, otoplasty can help. This surgical procedure is used to help correct the shape of the ears, adjust the angle of the ears, and can even be used to reduce the size of your earlobes.

Am I a good candidate for Otoplasty?

Anyone who is concerned or self-conscious about the shape or size of their ears is a good candidate for otoplasty. In general, you should have good health and be able to undergo surgery to be considered a good candidate.

Are you interested in learning more about otoplasty? Call us at 303-955-7545 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Emmett today.