The ears should naturally compliment your face and contribute to the overall balance and harmony of your features. However, many patients feel very self conscious about their ears, whether they are misshapen, overly large or protruding, or perhaps just droopy earlobes as a result of too many years wearing heavy earrings. In these cases, earlobe surgery or correction is a very good option. Dr. Born uses the most minimally invasive, advanced techniques to help his patients attain the desired shape, size and position of the ears.
Otoplasty is the surgical correction of abnormally large or protruding ears and is sometimes referred to as “ear pinning.” During Otoplasty surgery, Dr. Born will make a small, well concealed incision that follows the natural crease of your ear. Excess cartilage may be reduced or re-shaped to create a more aesthetically pleasing, less pronounced shape to the ears.
This procedure is often performed on children who may be suffering psychologically from teasing about their overly pronounced ears. Adults who are considering Otoplasty are often suffering from similar effects – they may be too self conscious to pull their hair back or wear any kind of accessories that may call attention to this feature, or they may even find it difficult to conceal their ears with their hair. If you feel insecure or awkward as a result of your ear shape or position, you may be a candidate for this procedure.
Earlobe correction is a minimally invasive, quick procedure that can correct uneven, drooping or stretched earlobes as well as overly pulled or torn earring holes. The procedure is performed using local anaesthetic and has a very high rate of success. It may also be combined with micro fat grafting to add some volume to the earlobe. Dr. Born can then re-pierce the ears either immediately or after 6 weeks depending on the surgery that has been performed.