The ears, for some, can be easily hidden behind hair, but for other individuals, the ears can be extremely prominent and difficult to disguise. When cosmetic imperfections of the ears exist, whether it be protruding ears or earlobes that have been stressed from wearing earrings or gauges, patients have options for addressing these concerns. This includes ear surgery, or “otoplasty.”
Ear pinning surgery
Dr. Jessica Belz of San Antonio, TX sees patients regularly who are self-conscious about the protrusion of their ears away from the head. Prominent ears can be a source of embarrassment, especially for those who may be teased or bullied by others because of their positioning. Ear pinning is a specialized surgical procedure that helps to bring the ears closer to the head to reduce how prominent they can be. This can be lifechanging for patients who have experienced bullying in their childhood years due to the size, shape, or protrusion of one or both ears.
For other patients, Dr. Jessica Belz may discuss the advantages of earlobe repair. Earlobe repair is a type of otoplasty during which she will repair lower earlobes that may have been stretched by gauges or torn by earrings. Additionally, some men and women experience drooping and elongation of their earlobes with age. Using unique techniques, Dr. Jessica Belz can repair these concerns and allow patients the ability to restore the youthful appearance of their ears and address damage that may have occurred in the past.
Who is a candidate for ear surgery?
Any patient who is considering surgical intervention to repair or address imperfections of the ears may be considered a candidate for otoplasty. This can be determined during a consultation appointment and initial evaluation with Dr. Jessica Belz.
Are you interested in learning more?
Connect with Dr. Jessica Belz of the San Antonio, TX area to discuss your interest in ear surgery. Her facility, located at 207 West Sunset Road, is open to new and established patients who call (210) 497-7100 to make an appointment. With the help of Dr. Jessica Belz, many men and women can feel confident with the appearance of their ears with a single plastic surgery procedure!