Many children, men and women suffer through self-consciousness and withdrawal from social situations because of their protruding ears. Rather than taking another day off from school or constantly adjusting your hairstyle to cover your ears, you may want to consider octoplasty (ear surgery).
Ear surgery for children or adults can set prominent ears back closer to the head and reduce the size of large ears. Surgery may also be helpful for “lop ear," "cupped ear" and "shell ear," large or stretched earlobes, and lobes with creases and wrinkles. The procedure lasts from two to three hours and may be performed under general or local anaesthesia.
Years of wearing heavy earrings, sustaining trauma to the lobe or stretching with gages can create an overly large hole or tear in the lobe. These can be successfully repaired thru minor surgery in our office under local anesthetic.
We find that many people want to change the appearance of their earlobes for personal and professional reasons. Dr. Aguiar has successfully repaired large and small gage holes on patients in the office.
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