Here at Lake Country Plastic and Hand Surgery, we’re dedicated to helping you look your best and helping you feel great about the results. Patients who were born with microtia may have an external ear that is underdeveloped or entirely absent. This is a very noticeable condition that can impact your confidence and self-esteem. However, our team is capable of addressing this concern through microtia reconstruction. This process can help restore the balance and symmetry of your features while enhancing functionality. Perhaps most importantly, it can have a significant psychological impact by enhancing your self-image and confidence in your appearance.
How Microtia Reconstruction Can Help You Look Your Best
Reconstruction is a highly specialized surgery designed to rebuild or recreate the external ear in those born with microtia. Equal parts art and science, this procedure requires the careful reshaping and sculpting of cartilage to create an aesthetically pleasing and natural-looking ear. The cartilage used in this procedure is generally taken from elsewhere in your body, most often the rib cage. The framework is then shaped, inserted, and covered with your own skin. This procedure is highly specific to the patient and is complex to execute. That’s why you want an expert like Dr. Tracy McCall to be on your team.
Undergoing microtia reconstruction can provide the following benefits:
- Restoration of Balance And Symmetry – In addition to rebuilding the affected ear, this procedure helps create facial symmetry and balance. An underdeveloped or absent outer ear can notably impact your appearance. When it’s reconstructed by a professional like Dr. Tracy McCall, the result is a more balanced and harmonious facial profile.
- Enhancing Functionality – Beyond the cosmetic benefits of this procedure, restoring the structure of your ear means improved functionality. Those who have undergone microtia reconstruction report hearing better and having an improved ability to identify the source of the sound. In addition to making it easier to communicate, this ability can make it safer and more convenient to perform daily tasks.
- Psychological Impact and Self-Esteem – Those living with microtia can often experience negative feelings about their appearance, which can notably impact their self-esteem. By taking action to address the visual elements of the condition, they can experience elevated self-esteem and overall high confidence about their appearance.
Taking steps to address visual concerns like those associated with microtia is about more than vanity. It’s about feeling good about our appearance and feeling confident in our own skin. The psychological benefit of self-confidence goes beyond the mental and can have an impact on our overall health by reducing stress and worry.
Contact Our Team Today To Learn More About This Condition
If you or someone you love is living with the effects of microtia, call us today. We’ll arrange for a consultation at our Waukesha, WI, office. During your visit, we’ll discuss your concerns, determine the severity of your microtia, and what will be necessary to build a beautiful, natural-looking ear. Call us today at (262) 523-1200 to get started on your journey to a beautiful, symmetrical face.