Otoplasty in Toronto is also known as ear reshaping surgery or, pinnaplasty.
In the world of elective, cosmetic surgery, certain procedures tend to grab the most attention and are in vogue depending on fashion and beauty trends, but one which is consistently in demand and often overlooked is corrective ear surgery.
Though not considered to be medically necessary, the surgical reshaping of ears can be very desirable for both children and adults who suffer embarrassment and self-esteem issues due to protruding ears. Feeling self-conscious about this condition from a young age can lead to life-long difficulties affecting confidence and self-image. Many people develop ’tricks’ to cope with what they perceive to be unattractive ears such as wearing long hair or hats and hiding them as often as possible.
What causes the ears to protrude?
The aesthetic problem of protruding ears usually presents from a young age, in two common variations: effacement of the antihelical fold, or a deep conchal bowl. An ear has multiple folds, both firm cartilage and soft tissue. There are proportionately optimal ways for each of these ear features to develop and usually, the ear will stand out less than 2 cm from the head.
When a deep conchal bowl develops, the ear stands out farther. This is referred to as a hypertrophic conchal bowl. The inner bowl of the ear that leads to the ear canal, needs to be reduced to allow the rest of the ear to sit closer to the head.
A poorly developed antihelical fold is also called lop-ear deformity and describes the upper ear cartilage being flat where it should fold, and bring the ear back toward the head. Without the necessary curve in the upper helix, ears can be prominent and appear large.
At Verso Surgery centre, our expert facial plastic surgeons can treat the problem of protruding, malformed or large ears. Through a variety of standard, proven techniques, the correct balance, and proportion of ears are achieved and their projection from the head, set at an ideal measurement. Read on to learn more.
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Why choose Otoplasty
Given the relatively quick and uncomplicated recovery process with short downtime and well-hidden scars, many young people select otoplasty to correct ears they feel uncomfortable about. Even for the more complex cases, otoplasty incisions are located in the natural crease behind the ear and very difficult to notice once healed.
What will the Initial Otoplasty Consultation be like?
Your first consultation for otoplasty in Toronto with Dr. Kolenda will take about 45 minutes, at the beautiful Verso Surgery centre. Any cosmetic or medical procedure might be cause for nervousness or anxiety which is why we always strive to make you feel completely relaxed, well-informed and listened to. You’ll never feel rushed or pressured into any procedure, and our plastic surgeons take great care to offer honest descriptions of methods and outcomes.
We want to provide a different medical clinic experience than you may be used to, and each person who walks through our doors should feel genuinely welcome and relaxed. Dr. Kolenda and a registered nurse who has worked alongside him for over 10 years will spend the time with you one-on-one during your private consultation.
The surgeon will examine your ears, and they’ll describe an effective plan, including a description of risks and considerations, then answer all of your questions so you can make an informed decision. We’ll provide a comprehensive surgical quote and make medical, financial assistance options available as well for your convenience.