Macrotia Ear Reduction Surgery
Ears, like all facial features, contribute to the attractiveness of an individual. When the ears appear too large or out of balance with other features, it can be distracting. Macrotia is a condition where the ear is larger than normal. Those with macrotia may be self-conscious of their large ears – often, individuals with macrotia are cruelly teased about their ears as children. Dr. Benjamin Stong at Kalos Facial Plastic Surgery in Atlanta offers macrotia ear reduction surgery to create ears that are balanced in size and shape to improve harmony with the other facial features.
Otoplasty, or ear surgery, often refers to pinning back protruding ears. While macrotia ear reduction surgery is a type of otoplasty, it is very different and more complex. Individuals with macrotia usually do not need their ears pinned closer to their heads; in fact, most cases of macrotia do not include protruding ears. The issue is in size, both in length and width. Typical adult ears range from 58-66 mm in length and about 30-45 mm in width at the upper portion. When these dimensions are larger, the ears appear too large and draw attention. Macrotia ear reduction surgery is used to remove a portion of the upper ear and reshape it to create balance and harmony with the head, face and other features.
Macrotia Facial Plastic Surgeon
Ear reshaping and resizing requires advanced plastic surgery techniques and skills. Dr. Benjamin Stong is a dual board-certified facial plastic surgeon with an excellent reputation for his artistry in cosmetic surgery. Dr. Stong takes the time to discuss with his macrotia patients the different options available for reshaping larger ears to improve the aesthetics and balance of the facial features.
Like any facial feature, changing the size and shape of the ear requires precision to make it appear natural. Dr. Stong has impressive skills that ensure his surgical alterations are discreet and appear natural once they are healed. Reshaping the contours of the ear is difficult, which is why it is so important to have a facial plastic surgeon of Dr. Stong’s caliber perform this precise and detailed surgery.
Reshaping and Resizing Large Ears
In most macrotia ear reduction surgeries, the main focus is resizing and reshaping the upper portion of the ear. The scapha of the ear, the upper curved cartilage, is usually the part of the ear that is disproportionately large. In ear reduction surgery, a portion of the scapha is usually removed to reduce the upper half of the ear. Once the ear has been reduced in size, it is carefully reconstructed to create a natural shape. The incisions are carefully hidden – once they heal, it is difficult to see any scars from the surgery. Dr. Stong has a reputation for creating results that look natural with almost invisible incisions.
Ears are unique in their shape, and each case of macrotia has different challenges. Dr. Stong focuses on personalizing each ear reduction surgery to ensure the results appear natural. The goal is to create a smaller version of the patient’s ear that blends perfectly with their other features. Dr. Stong has the skillset of artistic talent combined with masterful surgical techniques to create incredible results for his patients undergoing macrotia ear reduction surgery.
If you are self-conscious about your larger ears and want to explore surgical options to reduce the size for better facial feature balance, contact Kalos Facial Plastic Surgery today. We can schedule a consultation with Dr. Ben Stong to discuss macrotia ear reduction surgery at our clinic in Atlanta. You can expect phenomenal results when you choose Dr. Stong for any cosmetic procedure.Disclaimer: These Are Actual Results For Patients Of Dr. Benjamin Stong. Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery Results Can Vary Between Patients.