What is Ear Shaping?
Over time, people who don’t like the look or shape of their ears develop ways to conceal them. For women, it’s easier to grow long hair to cover their ears, but many men choose to keep their hair shorter, making any cosmetic issues with their ears more prominent. For these men, ear shaping (or otoplasty) is an effective way to bring the ears into better harmony with the rest of the face.
Otoplasty surgery can improve the shape, position, and proportion of the ears. With the right approach, this can help bring balance and proportion to your ears and face. This surgery continues to become more popular with men in the United States, with an 11 percent increase in procedures in a single year alone. So, if your ears bother you and you’re looking for a change, Dr. Timothy Janiga can help.
For male patients, ear pinning and ear reshaping procedures are usually performed under local anesthesia at our Reno offices. Board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Tim Janiga, will perform your ear shaping surgery and take special care to conceal incisions. This is especially important for men with shorter hairstyles, so Dr. Janiga will discuss your best options during your consultation.
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Results & Recovery
Downtime from ear shaping surgery is minimal. You may experience discomfort from your sutures for up to a week, but most patients are able to return to normal activities sooner. Dr. Janiga will walk you through what to expect for your specific procedure during your initial consultation.
Schedule a Consultation
If you’re interested in learning more about otoplasty for men and would like to see if you’re a good candidate for this surgery, please contact us or call 775-364-0224 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Timothy Janiga today.