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Otoplasty: Is It Worth It?

Your whole life, you’ve been teased about your ears. Maybe they stick out too much or are too large. Whatever the reason, this teasing can take a lasting toll on how you feel about yourself. What’s the solution? Otoplasty. This surgery to change the appearance of the ears can correct ears that stick out, repair damage and malformations from trauma, create/restore symmetry, resize the ear, etc. It can be performed on children (generally age five and older) or adults.

What Does Otoplasty Entail?

Otoplasty is a relatively straightforward procedure that tends to yield excellent results, especially when you work with a highly qualified plastic surgeon like triple board certified Dr. Sajjadian. Dr. Sajjadian uses different techniques depending on the results you’re trying to achieve. Typically an incision is made at the back of the ear, if needed the cartilage is reshaped, and the ears are repositioned. After surgery, you’ll be bandaged for about a week.

Does My Child Need Otoplasty?

Children are cruel and unfortunately, if your child has unique ears, they will probably be teased about them. We meet with many adult otoplasty patients that have endured countless years of teasing for their ears and are so excited when they are finally corrected. It doesn’t have to be that way. Dr. Sajjadian often performs otoplasty in children, helping them to avoid years of teasing so they can grow up with ears they love.

If your child is being teased about their ears, come to see Dr. Sajjadian. It is possible that a relatively simple procedure could save your child from years of harassment. Dr. Sajjadian and his staff love working with children and will help them to feel comfortable throughout the surgical process. It is hard to put a value on avoiding years of teasing.

Otoplasty as an Adult

While adults often don’t receive the same level of teasing as children, they often opt for otoplasty to correct a feature they’ve hated for years. After a lifetime of teasing, many adults want to change their ears to feel better about themselves. And the procedure is overwhelmingly one that patients would choose again. On RealSelf, otoplasty has a “Worth It” rating of 96%.

Call today and schedule your otoplasty consultation with Dr. Sajjadian.