Ear surgery is a procedure performed to reshape the ear and give it a more natural appearance. The surgery is usually done on ears that are too large or that protrude from the head. Many times, the problem is caused by an undeveloped middle fold of the ear. It is one of the few cosmetic procedures performed on children.
During an otoplasty surgery, the cartilage of the ear is weakened so that it bends easily into the desired shape. At the same time, stitches are placed in the cartilage to hold the ear in position until the new shape has formed. The results of otoplasty are subtle and can have a very positive effect on one's overall appearance and confidence.
Call 505-884-4242 to schedule your otoplasty consultation with Dr. Hopkins. Plastic Surgery Center, P.C. offers the latest cosmetic surgery procedures, including ear reshaping surgery.