Whether you’re a fully grown adult or a small child, issues with the size or shape of your ears and earlobes can be a painful and frustrating fact of life. In some cases, social repercussions can lead a person to seek out ear surgery. In other cases, the decision can be motivated by a simple cosmetic concern. Whatever the case may be, we have the expertise to correct your ears, enabling you to absolutely love the way you look.
Otoplasty (which is the technical term for ear surgery) is an effective way to correct both functional and cosmetic issues that can result from ears being either too large or too small, in addition to repairing earlobes that have been stretched, split, or torn. Whatever the case may be, we can repair your ears, or sculpt them in a way that more effectively complements your facial structure, eliminating your discomfort and restoring your full quality of life.
If you’re in the Stevens Point or Wausau areas and wish to learn more about what ear surgery can do for you, reach out and set up your consultation today!
What Can Otoplasty Do for Me?
Ear surgery is a great way to adjust the size, shape, or positioning of your ears, ensuring that they properly complement your facial structure, and don’t protrude too far or stick out in a way that is unnecessarily noticeable.
Children considering ear surgery should wait until they’re at least five to six years of age, at which point the ears will have reached their full size and won’t develop any further. Ear surgery can be a great way to addressed:
- Overly large ears
- Protruding ears
- Misshapen ears
- Cauliflower ear
- Damaged or torn lobes
- Unsatisfactory prior surgery
How Does the Procedure Work?
Given that ear surgery can address a wide variety of issues, it’s usually the case that no two procedures are exactly the same. During your consultation, Dr. Markelov will learn about the specific issues that brought you to our office, and we’ll develop a treatment plan that is tailored to your individual concerns.
This procedure is typically selected when the ears are too large, or protrude too far out. Adjusting the size and shape of the ear can create a more attractive facial silhouette and profile via an incision made just behind the ear, that allows Dr. Markelv to shape and sculpt its cartilage.
Earlobes can be torn or damaged due to injury, cosmetics, body modification, or any number of other factors. If your earlobe has become stretched, split, or town, Dr. Markelov can easily walk back these effects, restoring your earlobe to its previous condition and enabling you to enjoy a full quality of life.
Sometimes the ear lobe is the specific area of concern, in which case Dr. Markelov can simply reduce the size and shape of your earlobes for a more symmetrical and contoured appearance. This procedure is relatively simple, and doesn’t typically take quite as long as an ear pinning or lobe repair procedure.
The Elevé Plastic Surgery Difference
If you’re in the Wausau or Stevens Point areas and you’re not happy with the size or shape of your ears, we want to hear from you. Dr. Alexey Markelov is double board certified and highly experienced when it comes to facial cosmetic surgery, and he’s here to help you enjoy the look you know you deserve.
Reach out and set up a consultation, to learn more about what otoplasty can do for you. If you’re frustrated with your ears, Dr. Markelov’s ear surgery might very well be the perfect way to restore your appearance, and your quality of life right along with it!