Reducing the length of the ears without pinning the ear back with otoplasty

This is a question that I answered for someone:

It really depends on what is causing your ears to look long. If it is your earlobe, your earlobe can be made smaller through different techniques associated with otoplasty (ear shaping / ear pinnning / ear plastic surgery / ear cosmetic surgery / large ear surgery)..  This is the most common cause for long ears.  Sometimes losing the volume in your ear lobes can cause the skin to hang down.  Adding tissue back can improve this appearance.  There are also ways to take some of the extra skin away so that the earlobe can look shorter.  If the ear is longer above where it curls. There are ways to take away cartilage so the it reduces the length of the ears.  A great way to know would be to see some pictures.

Thanks for reading, Dr Young

Dr Young specializes in Facial Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery and is located in Bellevue near Seattle, Washington

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