Macrotia Ear Reduction
Larger ears can be distracting and seem unbalanced in comparison to other facial features. Macrotia is a condition where the ears are longer and possibly wider than average. Both genders have macrotia, and can be self-conscious of their larger ears. Dr. John Anastasatos is a highly respected plastic surgeon who offers macrotia ear reduction at Los Angeles Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills.
Macrotia is different than ear protruding and requires a more complicated procedure to change the ear appearance. Protruding ears may seem large, but they are usually average in size, just protruding outward from the head. Otoplasty, or ear pinning surgery, can be used to address protruding ears. With macrotia, the ear is a few millimeters longer or wider than average, especially noticeable in the top portion of the ear.
Reshaping Large Ears
The most effective way to resize and reshape large ears is to remove some of the cartilage from the scapha, or upper curved portion of the ear. This requires careful and precise incisions to remove the exact portion to resize the ear while still retaining a desirable shape. Most people with macrotia have ears that are only millimeters too long or wide, but this small increase can make the ears seem out of place. By removing a tiny portion of cartilage and reshaping the upper ear, the ears can appear balanced in size with the head and the rest of the facial features.
If you hide large ears under hair, hats or scarves, it may be time to consider a permanent solution to change their shape and size. Contact us at Los Angeles Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills to schedule a consultation for macrotia ear reduction with Dr. Anastasatos.