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Can getting an otoplasty be better or worse for someone with a prominent ear?

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Dr. Jason Bloom
Facial Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Otoplasty: Otoplasty is an excellent surgical treatment for a number of ear deformities. An otoplasty can be useful to correct issues like a prominent ear where the entire ear is pushed forward or a cup ear deformity where there is a lack of one of the normal ear folds. Consult a facial plastic surgeon for a consultation.
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Dr. Dennis Dass
Plastic Surgery 16 years experience
Better: Otoplasty is the procedure of choice for prominet ears. http://www.dassmd.com/ear-pinning-beverly-hills.html.
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Dr. Stephen Weber
Facial Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Better: Otoplasty is the only treatment for a prominent ear. If the opposite ear is normally shaped, you do not need to have both sides done. However, typically both sides protrude to some degree and it is relatively uncommon to treat just one side.
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