If protruding, misshapen, or disﬁgured ears bother you or your child, consider cosmetic ear surgery, also called otoplasty, in Rocky Mount with Dr. Frederick K. Park. This procedure creates a natural shape, while bringing balance and proportion to the ears and face. Ear surgery has helped patients from Greenville, Wilson, Murfreesboro, and Weldon, NC, enhance the way they look and the way they feel about themselves.
Dr. Park’s Approach:
“I really enjoy doing plastic surgery in general and otoplasty is one of my favorite procedures. Although mostly performed on children, I have performed the surgery on many adults who have always wanted to be corrected and just have never gotten around to it. One of my patients was in her late 60s and felt very self-conscious about the way she looked to people behind her in church. Even at her age, she was thrilled with her new-found confidence. Otoplasty is a very rewarding experience and many patients indicate that it provides them with tremendous peace of mind regarding how they feel others view them.”
What Is Otoplasty?
Ear surgery, also known as otoplasty, can improve the shape, position, or proportion of the ears. Otoplasty can correct a defect in the ear structure that is present at birth that becomes noticeable with development. It can also treat misshapen ears caused by injury. Correction of even minor deformities can have profound beneﬁts to appearance and self-esteem.
Specifically ear surgery can treat:
- Overly large ears — a rare condition called macrotia
- Protruding ears occurring on one or both sides in varying degrees — not associated with hearing loss
- Adult dissatisfaction with previous ear surgery
Sometimes adults combine ear surgery with other facial plastic surgery procedures such as rhinoplasty (cosmetic nose surgery) for enhanced facial harmony.