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Is Otoplasty Right for You?

a beautiful young woman pointing at her ear

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.

Posted on behalf of Maurice M. Khosh, MD, FACS

Maurice M. Khosh, MD, FACS
580 Park Avenue Suite 1BE,
New York, NY 10065
(212) 339-9988

What Dr. Khosh's Patients Say


Based on 174 reviews

Meredith G.
Saw Dr. Khosh for a fractured nose. He reset my nose beautifully (and with little discomfort to me) and then discussed some of my sinus issues with me upon my follow up visit. Never felt like he was rushing me out and felt very confident in his abilities. I would highly recommend to anyone needing plastic or reconstructive options!
Jackie C.
Great front office, really good experience after what was a terrible accident. I was made to feel comfortable. Dr. Khosh is very good at what he does. I'm still healing but I'm confident of the results
Kaitlin M.
Dr. Khosh takes exceptional care of his patients. He has operated on me twice, each time making me feel extremely comfortable and satisfied with the results. His staff is also very kind and knowledgeable.
Diana G.
Dr. Khosh & his staff Susan & Christine are absolutely amazing! They were so supportive & helpful from beginning to end & they are just wonderful people. Thank you guys I truly appreciate everything you guys have done for me. I would recommend them to anyone & everyone!
Joann M.
After visiting and being evaluated by several doctors, I kept going back to Dr. Khosh. His tranquil spirit and professionalism were captivating. Thank you for a job well done and keeping me calm throughout the entire process. A special thanks to your staff Susan and Christine for all of their support as well. Hi highly recommend Dr. Khosh.
Leah G.
Upon hearing of the overwhelmingly positive experience a friend of mine had in choosing Dr. Khosh as her surgeon, I decided to make an appointment for my own septoplasty/rhinoplasty/turbinate reduction. Although I was slightly skeptical as the praise I had heard seemed a bit hyperbolic, all uncertainty dissipated after meeting the Doctor and his staff. My pre- and post-operative experience was excellent in terms of concerns adequately addressed prior to the surgery and mitigation of any bruising in the convalescent period. Despite my apparent predisposition to rather slower healing, a year after the surgery, my nose looks really pretty and my breathing entirely unobstructed! I highly recommend Dr. Khosh!
Courtney G.
AMAZING!!!!!! I had Dr Khosh perform lipo on my chin/neck and my result is unbelievable! Better than I could have expected! I met with a couple of surgeons and the second I met with Dr Khosh I knew he was the one I was going with. He was compassionate and explained every detail of what would take place during the surgery and what to expect during recovery. I even emailed a few times during recovery with various questions and he got right back to me asap which was really comforting! I honestly fully recommend Dr Khosh, he did an amazing job and is an amazing person.
Frieda S.
i can finally breathe!! Dr. Khosh made the entire experience a breeze, it was truly a pleasure to be under his care. I am forever thankful and highly recommend him. Not only does his work speak for himself, but he has excellent bedside manner. His kindness and patience is above and beyond. He takes the time to answer to every question you have to help you understand the process while at the same time making you feel so comfortable. From the first consultation i knew i was in good hands. I am so pleased with the result and forever thankful.
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