Everybody has something about themselves that they just hate. When they look in the mirror, they see that feature and it sticks out. Some people are able to see the feature they do not like about themselves and just ignore it. When they look in the mirror, it frustrates them, but it does not affect their self-confidence, nor does it affect their ability to interact with others. Other people look at the part of their body they don’t like and become obsessed with it. It affects the way they feel about themselves, it affects their confidence and it negatively affects their ability to have healthy relationships with other people.
One area that is of great concern for many people is their ears. They may not like the size of their ears; they may not like the shape or the symmetry of their ears, or they may not like where their ears are positioned on their head.
When a person really hates the way their ears look, it usually stems from the bullying they received at school. Let’s face it, when a child has ears that stick out, that are too large or that are misshapen, they will often find themselves the recipients of ridicule. Children will go a long way to try to hide their ears. They will wear their hair down, they might wear hats or they might use scarves or something else to try to hide their ears.
Fortunately, corrective ear surgery, also known as otoplasty, is available as a cosmetic procedure to alter the ears’ appearance. This procedure is performed by our board-certified plastic surgeon, who understands not only the medical and structural makeup of the ear, but also the aesthetic importance of size, shape and position as far as the ears are concerned.
When Dr. Hamawy performs this procedure, it can have a dramatic impact on a person’s life. It can increase their confidence, it can improve their appearance and it can give them an overall better life.
Corrective ear surgery can be used to reshape one or both ears. It is performed as an outpatient procedure. Issues like an enlarged earlobe, cauliflower ear and excessive skin around the ear can all be addressed by this procedure. The cartilage can be reshaped and any leftover skin can be removed.
Patients walk away looking better, feeling better and having more confidence. It is important to note, however, that this procedure is purely cosmetic. It is not designed to address any hearing problems the patient might have.
Dr. Hamawy at Princeton Plastic Surgeons is committed to helping patients look and feel their best. During a consultation at his office in Princeton, you can learn more about how corrective ear surgery can benefit you. This simple procedure takes only one to two hours to complete, and can leave you with ears you are excited to show off to the world. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.