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The human ear plays an important role in helping you to hear the sounds of the world around you. At the same time, the outward appearance of the ear can also have an impact on your self-image.

If you have overly large ears, misshapen ears, or one of your ears has suffered physical damage, or scarring from a past trauma, it can have a significant impact on your self-esteem.

In a situation like this, you should consider setting up a consultation appointment with cosmetic surgery specialists at Dermatology and Plastic Surgery Specialists. During this appointment, Dr. Natalie Driessen can assess the nature and severity of the defect to your ears and any impact the structural defect might have on your ability to hear clearly.

In many of these cases, Dr. Natalie Driessen and her associates can correct minor deviations or alter the outward appearance of your ears with an otoplasty treatment. It can give your early a more natural shape while bringing balance and proportion to the rest of your face.  

Otoplasty can often be performed in a single outpatient appointment. Many people opt for full sedation during the otoplasty. Afterward, the sedative effect will linger for a few hours, so it’s best to arrange for a safe ride home.

Dr. Natalie Driessen will likely provide you with a prescription for pain medication to help you remain comfortable while your ears heal. Throughout the early part of the process, the bandages will need to remain in place. Dr. Natalie Driessen will discuss any other post-operative measures before the otoplasty.

If you are in the Palm Desert, California, area and you are unhappy with the outward appearance of your ears, you should call (760) 773-6616 to schedule an otoplasty consultation at Dermatology and Plastic Surgery Specialists.