Has a total stranger ever stopped to tell you that you look familiar? It’s possible that you look like their best friend’s second cousin; maybe someone from their junior high English class; maybe their coffee barista? Only you know the truth, they are just too kind to say it out loud, you sort-of resemble the Easter Bunny.
Maybe that’s going a little too far, but for millions of people, going through life with large, protruding ears can make them feel as if they resemble a rabbit. Abnormally shaped ears can cause both children and adults a considerable amount of emotional discomfort and a lack of self-confidence. People will go to extreme lengths to conceal their large ears, from growing their hair long to wearing carefully placed caps. Unfortunately, these measures can only hide so much. There is a procedure that can help, though.
Otoplasty is the art of augmenting and reshaping abnormally formed ears, including ears that protrude from the head, have large earlobes, or have cartilage that folds forward. An experienced cosmetic surgeon, like Dr. Vitenas, will provide a graceful shape to the ear during an Otoplasty, creating an artful contour that fits the shape and proportion of the head. After the outpatient surgery, the ear will sit closer to the scalp and have an organic appearance; any scarring is completely hidden behind the ear.
When should you consider Otoplasty?
- You are self-conscious about the shape and positioning of your ears.
- You are in generally good health.
- You have realistic goals and expectations about the results from your surgery.
You may be surprised how many of your friends and neighbors have already considered Otoplasty; over 25,000 were performed in 2012. Certainly a few celebrities have grabbed the opportunity to address their rabbit ears; take a look at some early photos of Brad Pitt and Val Kilmer, we bet you can see the difference. Still wondering if Otoplasty could help with your Easter Bunny ears? Call Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery at 281.484.0088; let us listen to your concerns, answer your questions, and set up your consultation appointment – all just in time for you to enjoy your summer vacation, rabbits not invited!