All about balance & proportion
Otoplasty, also called ear reshaping is usually performed on children as young as five, but can also be performed on adults. An ear deformity can either be due to a defect in the ear structure present at birth or the result of an injury.
The procedure is mostly carried out so as to achieve a natural appearance by creating symmetry between the ears and the rest of the head. This can have profound benefits to one’s appearance as attention is no longer drawn to the ear but rather to the rest of the face, thus boosting self-esteem and improving confidence.
An otoplasty procedure is performed externally, with the final scar hidden behind the ear, so as to reduce ear prominence by bringing them closer to the head, improve abnormally shaped ears and reducing their size. Dr. Panayi is a firm believer in tailored solutions that fit the specific unique characteristics of every patient. In order to achieve this, a range of careful measurements is undertaken before the procedure, together with extensive photo-documentation of the target areas. Furthermore, Dr. Panayi always performs a pre-operative 3D simulation of the operation, so that you have a clear idea of what to expect after the procedure. Once your individual operative plan is completed, it is then followed diligently in the operating room. Performed with extraordinary attention to detail and an unparalleled artistic eye, Dr. Panayi takes special care to ensure minimal scarring and an exceptionally natural-looking end-result.