After twenty-two years living with an otoplasty which went horribly wrong, I finally found a surgeon who was able to fix it beyond my wildest expectations.
Both ears were overly corrected (too close to my head) and with completely different shapes.
The right ear looked as if it was folded back with a ruler, in a straight line with no natural curve and the other a cauliflower ear (see photos).
I had a follow-up operation a year later to correct the right ear, the operation made no difference whatsoever.
As the years went by, I was still very unhappy. It affected my self-esteem and confidence. In almost every conversation I had with a new acquaintance, I would notice their gaze eventually drawn towards my oddly shaped ears. It happened very naturally, nobody was intentionally staring to make me feel awkward, people just couldn't help it.
I decided that once I could afford to, I would find a world renown ear surgeon and go for it one last time.
After researching long and hard I came across David Gault, who is a master at what he does, I'm so glad I did.
During my initial consultation, David Gault politely asked for my opinion, he immediately understood my concerns and then gave me his suggestions. He is to the point, friendly and has a great sense of humour.
He agreed on what I wanted and suggested trimming the ear slightly in order to make it rounder and smaller, something I did not even consider (or thought possible).
After the surgery:
A week after the surgery, the bandages were removed and to my delight, even though still swollen, my ears looked normal for the first time in my life!
I cannot thank David Gault enough for his truly amazing and life changing effort.