Ear Pinning & Reshaping Atlanta
Otoplasty is a great procedure to reshape prominent ears. There are three regions that may contribute to ear prominence. In the upper 1/3 of the ear, a patient might lack congenital folds in the cartilage. In the middle 1/3 of the ear, the concha (bowl of the ear) might be enlarged. In the lower 1/3 of the ear, the cartilage and ear lobe might be excessive.
Otoplasty (which means ear moulding) is tailored for each individual. In children, the operating room is appropriate. For most adults, this procedure can be performed under local anesthesia in the office. Incisions are made behind the ear. Cartilage is bent or trimmed. The adult patient can interact with our surgeons to achieve their desired shape.
Besides protruding ears, there are a variety of other ear problems that can be helped with surgery. These include: “lop ear,” when the tip seems to fold down and forward; “cupped ear,” which is usually a very small ear; and “shell ear,” when the curve in the outer rim, as well as the natural folds and creases, are missing. Surgery can also improve large or stretched earlobes, or lobes with large creases and wrinkles.
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