Large ears or ears which stick out far from the sides of the head can be the root of ruthless teasing, especially among peers and kids. Boys and girls from adolescence on up through adulthood can suffer from feeling self-conscious about their ears. Dr. Ringler has helped countless children and adults alike improve the appearance of their prominent ears through Grand Rapids Otoplasty, also known as Ear Surgery.
Otoplasty can improve ears by repositioning them closer to the side of the head or even removing or re-shaping the cartilage of the ear to create a smaller or more symmetrical or proportionate ear shape. Generally, this procedure is safe to be performed on kids as young as 4 years old and up and usually takes about 3 hours to complete. Incisions can be easily hidden behind the ear so that patients are left with no visible scars.
To learn more about how otoplasty or ear surgery can help you or your child, contact our office to schedule a confidential consultation with Dr. Ringler.