Otoplasty or Ear Pinning Surgery corrects deformities or defects to the external ears and improves the ears aesthetically. The word Otoplasty is derived from the Greek words ‘Ōtoûs’ that means ‘Ear’ and ‘Plassein’ that means ‘to shape’. It is a relatively easy facial cosmetic procedure and can dramatically enhance the appearance and the emotional well-being of the patient.
You may not think of the ears as a particularly important beauty attribute but they do have a significant impact in overall appearance. Ears that are out of proportion with the rest of the face can attract unkind remarks. Most children with physical flaws such as ears that stick out too much, or with large or uneven ears, do survive childhood teasing and grow to become well-adjusted adults, but few can honestly look back and say that the teasing didn’t affect them in some way or another. But this is preventable with a relatively easy facial cosmetic procedure called Otoplasty. Ear defects tend to run in families and Otoplasty can help improve abnormally-shaped ears, for the young or old.
There are many reasons why someone may decide to have Otoplasty surgery in Australia, and a wide range of different issues which can be put right with this procedure. While some Otoplasty procedures may have medical benefits but the majority are purely cosmetic aimed at giving the patient the effect they desire while also improving their self-confidence and psychological well-being.
Below we have outlined details for some of the most commons types of Otoplasty procedures that we provide. To learn more, either follow the links to the relevant pages, or get in touch with a member of our team.
The ear lobe may hang freely beneath the main structure of the ear or it may be connected to the skin immediately beneath the ear. In some cases, the tissue of the lobe may become stretched or otherwise damaged. If this occurs, a simple cosmetic surgery procedure can be employed to put this right.
Ear lobes come in all shapes and sizes. To achieve the ear lobe that you desire, Dr Shahidi will hold a consultation with you before the Otoplasty surgery procedure takes place. At this time, he will discuss with you any expectations you may have, as well as any risks associated with the surgery.
If you have had your ears stretched or gauged in the past and now want the lobes returned to their normal, natural size we can manage this procedure for you. Many people with gauged ear lobes consider the stretching to be permanent, but, in fact, the effects can be reversed with minor surgery.
Contact a member of our team to arrange a consultation or to learn more about the procedure and how it works.
Childhood is a magical time, but it can also be a stressful time for our little ones. If your child has very pronounced ears which stick out from his or her head, this can make this anxiety and psychological discomfort even worse. Factor in stressful occasions like tests and projects, moving schools or giving a presentation, and it is easy to understand the effect a child’s ears can have on his or her self-confidence.
Otoplasty is a Greek-derived word which literally means “ear shaping.” Today, it usually refers to the process of ear pinning surgery, in which the ears are pinned back to give them a more aesthetically pleasing and streamlined effect.
Otoplasty surgery is suitable for children aged five and over. At this age the cartilage in a child’s ears are almost fully formed but also malleable enough to achieve the very best results. We will host a consultation before and after the procedure, to ensure that you and your child understand the realistic outcomes, the risks, and the aftercare procedures required. Get in touch and book a consultation today.
For many of us, the physical appearance of our ears can cause us problems with self-confidence and self-esteem. Fortunately, sophisticated modern techniques can provide us with the ears we desire, and give us a new lease of life in terms of our careers and our social interactions.
It doesn’t matter whether the cosmetic procedure is designed to correct damage caused by trauma or an accident, or whether you simply require reshaping or resizing of the ear. Whatever your needs, we have the techniques to achieve the results you desire. Before we begin this kind of plastic surgery, we will hold an in-depth consultation with you, during which we will discuss your aims, the risks involved, appropriate after care procedures and more.
Peace of mind and client confidence is very important to us, and this is exactly what we provide as part of each and every one of our ear cosmetic surgery procedures.
Have you found the right procedure for you? Get in contact today, book a consultation, and take steps towards ears that make you feel great inside and out. Still need some help? Our expert Sydney based team is on hand to assist you with anything you need.