There has been an American standard of beauty that is difficult for most to achieve. In recent years, that standard has slowly been changing. Everyday more people are taking stock of themselves and learning to work with what they have; yet, cosmetic enhancements of all sorts, including ear reshaping, continue to be a staple of American culture. Children teasing one another over differences in appearance has not changed and some of those taunts are carried through into adulthood, crippling self-esteem and self-confidence.
Among the targets are protruding ears. If you have them, you may have endured the teasing and ridicule of thoughtless peers. Perhaps you were able to ignore the derision and move on or maybe you joked you way through the pain. Maybe you were one who shriveled a little because of the teasing. Otoplasty can correct protruding ears, bringing better symmetry and balance to your features.
Improvement in Quality of Life
Your appearance has an impact on various aspects of your life. It is no secret that attractive people fare better in the world than those who are less attractive. In certain professions, image is extremely important, and protruding ears can limit your prospects. Some individuals are fortunate enough to be able to capitalize on their uniqueness and make it work for them, or at least not against them. Others are not so lucky.
Otoplasty can improve your prospects by improving the appearance of your ears. The average angle of the ear in relation to the head is about 25° to 35°. Ears angled at anything over 35° seem to “stick out,” sometimes giving a comical look to an otherwise natural appearance. Reducing the angle brings the ears closer to the head and can improve facial appearance.
Many individuals who have undergone otoplasty have reported an improvement in self-confidence and self-esteem. Children may be spared the teasing and bullying that protruding ears can elicit when the surgery is performed as soon as their ears are fully grown.
Otoplasty can be life changing. Choosing the right surgeon for the procedure is important for getting the best results. Dr. Khosh is well known for his expertise, skill and patient care. Find out more about otoplasty and its benefits by scheduling a consultation appointment with him today.