Orange County otoplasty can help children who struggle with their self-image due to macrotia, or enlarged and prominent ears. With no shortage of unkind names applied to it, this condition can be a source of embarrassment and anxiety for young ones. If you are a parent of a child with macrotia, you might be considering otoplasty.
What is Otoplasty?
Otoplasty is a cosmetic procedure that helps to correct the appearance of prominent ears by repositioning them into a more anatomical and aesthetically pleasing position. The surgery is strictly cosmetic and does not change or affect your child’s hearing abilities.
Benefits of Otoplasty
For many parents, otoplasty is the best way to eliminate unwanted attention on their children’s ears. Unfortunately, overly large ears can be a source of teasing for many individuals. By correcting the issue while they’re young, kids can grow up without feeling self-conscious or ashamed of their ears.
To be an eligible candidate for otoplasty, children should be:
- At least eight years old (to ensure the ears have finished growing sufficiently).
- Free of any untreated chronic ear infections.
- Able to follow instructions.
- Be cooperative and comfortable with the decision to undergo surgery
Contact Dr. Jazayeri Today
Dr. Michael Jazayeri is a board-certified plastic surgeon with over two decades of experience. As a leading plastic surgeon in Orange County, he provides patients with natural-looking enhancements that help them feel and look their best.
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