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Would I Be a Candidate for Ear Cartilage Reshaping and Also Pinning Closer to my Head? (photo)

Id like to have my ears more rounded shape i.e cartilage and closer to my head. Is this possible?

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Would I Be a Candidate for Ear Cartilage Reshaping and Also Pinning Closer to my Head? (photo)

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Otoplasty can address your concerns.

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Would I Be a Candidate for Ear Cartilage Reshaping and Also Pinning Closer to my Head?

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Yes, you would be a candidate for changing the appearance of your ears.  The procedure is called an otoplasty.  In adult patients it can be done under local anesthesia in the office which makes the surgery less expensive than if you need to be put to sleep

John F. Reinisch, MD
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon

Candidate for otoplasty?

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Anyone can have an otoplasty and you can certainly find a doctor that will do it for you since you'll be paying a fee.  But I can't say you need it on both sides as only one side protrudes more then the other.  Consider just having it done on one side if you must have closer symmetry.  Yet, your ears do not protrude badly so examine your motivations before jumping in. 

Curtis Wong, MD
Redding Plastic Surgeon
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Would I Be a Candidate for Ear Cartilage Reshaping and Also Pinning Closer to my Head?

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Yes, it looks like you would benefit from an otoplasty. Your ears could be set back and re shaped. This is usually done in the office under local anesthesia.

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Otoplasty for prominent ears

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The primary goal of an otoplasty is to reduce the prominence of the ears by re-creating the anti-helical fold and setting the conchal bowl backwards.  See the link below for examples

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Would I Be a Candidate for Ear Cartilage Reshaping and Also Pinning Closer to my Head?

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Yes, an otoplasty can create the natural folds and contours of the ear and also pin the ears closer to your head. In skilled hands, this is a safe procedure that takes about one hour to complete. Downtime is typically a little less than one week. I hope this information is helpful.

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Otoplasty improves shape and position of ears.

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Otoplasty is your answer.  In this operation the shape of ear as well is position of ear in relationship to face is improved.  Leave choice of technique to surgeon since there are many variations in it. 

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