Even with educators focusing on protecting children from bullying, children with large, protruding ears can be constantly teased, leading to a long-term lack of self-confidence. If your child was born with overlarge ears, protruding ears, or misshapen ears, you can help them live a happier, more confident life with ear surgery.
Ear Reconstruction Surgery
For patients who have suffered trauma to the ear, possess a deformity, or have cancer affecting the area requiring ablation, ear reconstruction surgery may be a necessary procedure. To treat congenitally deformed ears, various types of medical procedures are required. A new ear may be created from the patient’s tissue, often from cartilage harvested from the ribcage.
This is a fully customized procedure and requires exceptional skills and knowledge of reconstructive surgical techniques. We offer our assistance to parents who have children who require a reconstructive procedure for the ears or other face or body area.
Ear surgery expert in Memphis: Dr. Robert Wallace
Dr. Robert Wallace, MD, is our facial plastic surgery expert at University Plastic Surgeons. He is recognized as being among the most accomplished facial plastic surgeons practicing in the area. He serves as Chairman of the Department of Plastic Surgery, and a Professor of Plastic Surgery and Otolaryngology at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine. Your ear correction surgery will be performed by a true professional in facial plastic surgery at University Plastic Surgeons in Memphis.
Ear Surgery in Memphis
Ear surgery is one of the most commonly performed surgical procedures in America. Common reasons patients undergo an ear surgery include:
- Protruding ears
- Overlarge ears
- Oddly-shaped ears
- Lop ears
- Microtia (abnormal ear growth)
- Ear deformity
Whether the patient is a young child or an adult, ear surgery (otoplasty) must be performed with great delicacy, attention to detail, and skill. The plastic surgeons at University Plastic Surgeons perform both cosmetic and reconstructive ear surgeries.
As acclaimed regional leaders in their field, and as members of the faculty at University of Tennessee College of Medicine in Memphis, our surgeons offer high levels of surgical skill, professionalism, and experience. Whether you are seeking a plastic surgeon for a cosmetic enhancement or in a reconstructive treatment, we offer the high-level surgical skills needed to produce excellent results.
Benefits of Ear Surgery
While there are aesthetic reasons to choose to undergo ear surgery, many people feel embarrassed, inhibited, or introverted about the size and shape of their ears. The benefits of repairing ear structure go far beyond finally having ears that look natural and lie against the head in a pleasing way. Children suffer teasing in school and experience emotional distress that any parent wants to help them avoid. Whether child or adult, we care for our patients and help them achieve the confidence in body image that is so important to a happy life.
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Ear surgery for adults
If you feel embarrassed by the appearance of protruding ears, you have the opportunity to create a look that brings you greater happiness with the help of our ear surgery expert, Dr. Wallace. Your ear structure will be surgically reshaped, so your ears lie flat against your head, enhancing your other features.
Overlarge, protruding ears draw the eyes of others, and you may be constantly trying to hide them with hairstyles. Why not be free of this situation with a custom ear reshaping surgery? The outcome can be life-changing. Imagine your ears looking natural, normal, and perfectly shaped – it is all possible with the help of our facial plastic surgery expert, Dr. Wallace.
Ear surgery for children
At what age can a child get ear surgery?
To undergo this custom facial plastic surgery, the ears must have reached full growth, with the earliest age typically at about six years old. With ear surgery, technically called “otoplasty,” the ears can be reshaped so they lie flat against the skull and are normal in size and shape. The difference in your child’s life can be an important step to a happier, healthier, more confident life.
If you have concerns that your child is being teased or bullied due to protruding, oddly-shaped, or asymmetrical ears, you can trust Dr. Wallace and the team at University Plastic Surgeons to perform the surgery with the most advanced health and safety protocols in place. As leaders in the field of plastic surgery and as members of the faculty at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, you can trust us to properly care for your child’s health and safety during surgery.