For many patients the answer is yes. Adults often come to our office with a lifetime of insecurity hidden behind their protruding ears, and children are being subjected to bullying by their peers because of their appearance.
In many cases, Dr. Chatson can perform ear surgery to give the ears a more balanced appearance with the face and overall look of the head. The procedure is growing in popularity as more people realize through news coverage and internet articles that otoplasty is not as rare as they believed. It is a common and relatively simple procedure that requires little downtime and provides the patient with increased self-confidence and comfort with their appearance.
For many patients, the issue is not that their ears are too large. This is a common misconception. Often, the ear structure is turned outward, which causes the ear to protrude abnormally far from the side of the head. Using precise internal sutures, Dr. Chatson can reshape the ear for a more pleasing appearance.
If you are interested in otoplasty for yourself or your child, please contact George P. Chatson, MD to schedule your initial consultation at our Andover, Massachusetts office at 978-687-1151 or our Nashua, New Hampshire office at 603-882-2103 . We welcome patients throughout Andover, Lowell, Salem, Nashua, and Manchester.