Some features of your appearance that are considered to be unwanted are sometimes easy to fix. For example, if you have a little bit of acne scarring, you can use different cosmetic procedures that are available and ultimately wear makeup in order to cover up these blemishes. Or if you have teeth that are starting to turn yellow or are becoming discolored in some other way, you can use whitening toothpaste or speak to a dental professional about taking small steps in order to fix these things. However, there are other parts of the appearance that are not only difficult to fix, but they also bother the person so much that they are willing to consider surgery. One of these problems is protruding ears. Protruding ears are very difficult to hide. Even if you are a woman and have a lot of long hair, hiding your ears may be a challenge. Unfortunately, having protruding ears may leave you the target of a lot of ridicule. And even if you went to school with individuals who were nice enough not to make fun of your protruding ears, there is nothing you can do about the fact that this is usually a feature that is not looked upon in a good light. Normally, big, protruding ears are associated with someone who is goofy and uneducated. Thankfully, there is something you can do about this problem. Otoplasty can be used to pin back your protruding ears. Otoplasty is a surgical procedure that is used to pin back the ears or to change their shape or size. Individuals who are interested in this procedure first need to schedule a consultation at our office. Our medical professionals are going to look closely at your ears and determine the best route to take when it comes to fixing the thing about them you do not like. If you have protruding ears, they can be pinned back. If your ears are very large, this surgical procedure can be used in order to make your ears smaller. The main idea behind otoplasty is that it allows you to change the appearance of your outer ear in a variety of ways. One of the things that you should know is that otoplasty is mostly used as a cosmetic procedure. In some cases, it is used if a person has a deformity or their ears have been injured in an accident. However, it in no way affects your ability to hear. It is not used to improve your hearing. Many parents are interested in this surgical procedure because they have a child with protruding ears. When their child is younger, they may wish to speak with one of our medical professionals in order to find out more about this procedure to help pin back their child's protruding ears. Parents want to give their children the best start in life. If they already know that their child may be the target of ridicule and bullying because of large, protruding ears, otoplasty may be just what is needed to help them avoid these problems and feel confident in their appearance. During a consultation at Chevy Chase Facial Plastic Surgery in Bethesda, MD, you can get all the facts about otoplasty. Our office happily serves the Washington, DC and surrounding areas. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.

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