Correction & Reshaping of Prominent Ears
Otoplasty is a very common reparative/corrective surgery of the auricle of the ear. It corrects and reshapes prominent, protruding, misshapen ears.
Too prominent, protruding and drooping ears do not look natural on children or adults of any age and often make children vulnerable to cruel teasing. If not corrected early in life, adults, like children, usually suffer with poor self-esteem and lack of confidence.
WHAT ARE PROTRUDING EARS?
The ears ideally should be positioned close to the side of the head and should not stick out more than 4/5 of an inch from the head. Prominent, protruding, droopy ears are often referred to as “Dumbo Ears.” Promin Auris or Outstanding Ears is an inherited condition that affects over 5% of Caucasian children. Young or old, the unwanted attention and frequent caustic remarks prompted by unnatural looking ears can leave psychological scars in children as young as six years old and often causes poor self-esteem in adults of any age.
POSITIVE EFFECTS OF OTOPLASTY SURGERY
Otoplasty Surgery, also called Ear Reshaping surgery, achieves positive effects on both adults and children of all ages. The following are the most common benefits:
- Otoplasty/Ear Reshaping suregery repositions the ears closer to the head
- Otoplasty is safe, simple & very commonly performed
- Otoplasty is an out-patient, little downtime, short recovery surgery
- Ear Reshaping/Otoplasty corrects abnormalities from injury, disease, birth, trauma
- Otoplasty can also reshape, resize, and balance the ears symmetrically
- Otoplasty/Ear Reshaping reshapes the appearance & the self-esteem
- Dr. Gunnlaugsson is experienced & specialized in Otoplasty surgery
WHO IS A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR OTOPLASTY SURGERY?
Childreen, 5-6 year of age and older, and adults of any and stage choose to have Dr. Gunnlaugsson correct their protruding, prominent, droopy ears.
There are two main benefits of having Otoplasty done early:
- The cartilage is more pliable making it easier to reshape the ear.
- Children experience the psychological benefits sooner!
Otoplasty is an important, life-changing surgery that can correct the appearance of protruding ears and also reshape the self-esteem. The earlier it is performed, the sooner the results are enjoyed. Dr. Gunnlaugsson is certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, and the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. This dual Board Certification involves meeting and exceeding rigorous Board standards by passing exams and completing additional specialized training/education in functional and cosmetic surgery of the head, neck and ears. Fellowship Training afforded Dr. Gunnlaugsson the privilege of additional learning under the supervision of other renowned surgeons. From this he developed the additional skills and techniques his patients benefit from today. Dr. Gunnlaugsson has extensive experience with Otoplasty surgery and achieves outstanding, life-changinge results for his patients of all ages and stages in life.