Otoplasty, or cosmetic reshaping of the ear, is intended to reduce a prominent or protruding ear. The term “otoplasty” can refer also to any change in the shape of the ear for aesthetic reasons, e.g., cancer reconstruction, birth defect, traumatic injury, etc. However, this short tutorial will focus principally on correction of ears that are “sticking out” too far. Otoplasty (cosmetic ear surgery or ear reshaping) is a procedure Dr. Lam has become a worldwide expert on, correcting a full gamut of ear deformities (known as otoplasty) with many of his patients flying in for his services.
Ear Deformity Explained
Protuberant ears can be a devastating aesthetic deformity, especially for the maturing child subject to the ridicule of his or her peers. A simple and straightforward procedure, known in medical lingo as otoplasty, can return the ears to their natural orientation and configuration. Two principal pathologies may exist in isolation or in combination. A “lop-ear deformity” refers to the absence of an ear-cartilage fold known as the antihelix (the smaller curved, inner ridge of the ear that parallels the outer curve of the ear.) This type of deformity presents as an abnormally shaped ear that tends to flop forward. Alternatively, a “cup-ear deformity” refers to the exuberant cup-like cartilage bowl that resides near the actual ear canal that in turn makes the ear project out excessively. Surgery involves identifying the exact cosmetic problem and intervening in a targeted approach and on a timely basis.
All otoplasty procedures are performed by Dr Lam personally, at his Cosmetic Surgery center in Dallas Texas.
To schedule a otoplasty consultation call 1-888-866-3388 or email us . The details of your otoplasty (both the limitations and the benefits in your particular situation) will be explained to you during your otoplasty consultation with Dr. Lam and his team.