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On a functional level your ears allow you to hear the sounds of the world around you. The exterior of your ears includes different structures such as the lobe, helix, concha, and antihelix. Aberrations and physical imperfections in these areas can make your ears visually unappealing.

This can have a significant impact on your self-image and self-esteem.

If you feel this way, you should consider scheduling a consultation at Dr. Natalie Driessen’s clinic. During this appointment she can assess the nature the defect to your ears and any impact the structural defect might have on your ability to hear clearly.

In many of these situations, Dr. Natalie Driessen can correct minor deviations or edit the outward appearance of your ears with an otoplasty treatment. This outpatient treatment can alter the natural shape of your ears and bring them into balance with the rest of your face.

Dr. Natalie Driessen will provide you with aftercare and recovery information. This might also include 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.

If you are in the Palm Desert, California, area and you aren’t with the cosmetic appearance of your ears, you should call (760) 773-6616 to set up an otoplasty consultation at Dermatology and Plastic Surgery Specialists.