Otoplasty complete, 5 days out, worried I shouldn't have done it.
- Los Angeles, CA
- 3 months ago
I wanted to get some feedback here, since I’m kind of alone on this one. I just got an Otoplasty!
It’s something I’ve always wanted to do, since I always thought my ears stuck out way too much. I even kept a beard for about 10 years just because I know it evens out the proportions of having protruding ears. For as long as I can remember, I always felt like my ears were super wonky and refused to cut my hair short because of how much they stuck out. They have always looked very protruding and I would get the occasional “Dumbo.” I planned on getting this ear pinning especially because my hair has been thinning so much that I’d like to cut my hair short finally. So I had them pinned by a wonderful Doctor recently and the results were satisfactory, they look good.
…HOWEVER….right now just a few days after the operation and seeing the results, I feel like I made a big mistake! I’m worried that people will judge me for having the otoplasty, and more importantly, I feel like I got rid of a feature, protruding ears, that made me a little different, like it was my “trademark” or something. Many people have said I was very handsome and cute so now I’m worried a made a big mistake and what’s done is done now.
I know I sound silly or that I’m contradicting myself, I thought I was more than mentally prepared and I have been preparing for this mentally for some time…but right now I feel super weird. I always wanted a very minimal change, so my only hope now regarding this, is that perhaps my ears will look better or more natural, once they “relax.” My doctor mentioned that in time they will come out a bit and that they are purposefully overcorrected at this early stage. I’m hoping that’s the case as I clearly mentioned I wanted only a slight change so they’re more symmetrical.Any thoughts or advice for me? I would consider any feedback on my “issue” as gold, and be so very grateful for any comments or experiences that are similar.
Thank you RealSelf community.