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Am I Too Old for Otoplasty?

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Having large, prominent ears or ears that stick out from the side of your head can open the door for schoolyard teasing and make you feel self-conscious and embarrassed. This is due in large part to the fact that troublesome ears can create an imbalanced aesthetic to the face, and there’s really no way to hide problematic ears. 

Before and after otoplasty of a middle aged woman with white hair

This is why so many people choose to undergo otoplasty (corrective ear surgery). 

Because otoplasty is often performed on children to correct ear concerns early in life, many adults may wonder if they can still have otoplasty at an older age. The good news is that no patient is too old to correct the appearance of their ears. 

Below, we’ll take a look at this procedure to help you understand just how otoplasty can help you, regardless of your age.

What Can Otoplasty Correct?

Otoplasty surgery (sometimes referred to as “ear pinning”) is a cosmetic procedure that addresses a number of cosmetic ear issues, including:

  • Overly large ears
  • Protruding ears
  • Asymmetrical ears

The goal of otoplasty is to create a balanced and harmonious appearance. This may require that one or both ears be addressed. 

Along with the physical improvement to the ears and face, otoplasty also allows for psychological improvements to patients, including greater sense of confidence and comfort.  

What Age Is the Best to Have Otoplasty?

Often, parents choose to have their children undergo otoplasty at a young age. This is done for several reasons. The first is that they may be trying to protect their children from unwanted attention and bullying, and the second reason is because the ear cartilage in children (especially around the age of six) is most flexible. This flexibility allows for an easier otoplasty procedure, which often includes a quicker recovery period. 

Even though this surgery is popular for young children, this is not to say that otoplasty should not or cannot be performed on women and men who are older. In fact, there is no limit to how old a patient can be to undergo otoplasty. 

Regardless of your age, if you are unhappy with the appearance of your ears, then you owe it to yourself to correct your ears and feel happy and proud of the way you look. 

At Dr. Alexander & Co., we strive to help each of our patients look and feel their very best. This means allowing our patients to look in the mirror and smile at what they see. 

If you would like to improve the appearance of your ears, then schedule a consultation with us today.

Can I Combine My Otoplasty With Other Procedures?

If you are looking to transform your entire facial aesthetic, then you can choose to combine your otoplasty procedure with other facial procedures. 

Some of the most common procedures that can be combined with ear surgery include:

At your otoplasty consultation, you will be able to discuss your aesthetic desires and talk with Dr. Alexander about your candidacy for a combination procedure.

Interested in Otoplasty in Las Vegas, NV?

If you want to learn more about how cosmetic ear surgery can help you look and feel your best, then contact  Dr. Alexander & Co. in Las Vegas by calling 702-242-6776 or by filling out our online contact form

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