My ears do not stick out much so I don't need ear pinning surgery. And my ears are within normal size standards (they are not Huge), but they ARE too big for my liking. I just want to change the side profile of my ears (what people see when they look at me from the side next to me). And I don't wish to reduce the height of the ears at all. I can see exactly what I want when I look in the mirror, put my finger on the backside rim, and put my finger directly in the middle part of the back rim and pinch my ear in from the outer most back side and push it in a half an inch. So basically I want to push the whole ear in and make the width of each ear about a half an inch narrower in width (going side to side, not up and down).
But when I look at alot of the otoplasty examples for big ear reduction surgery, the after pictures look slightly different than their before pictures. In other words, it looked like the doctors (like Dr. ... for example) did such minimal correcting that the ear looked darn near the same as before surgery which didn't even justify doing the surgery in the first place. I don't think a half an inch in width reduction is too much at all for $6,000 surgery if that's what the patient requests. I mean I wouldn't even consider getting the surgery if the surgeon didn't guarantee that he can remove a half an inch of ear width. I talked to a few patients that had it done with other surgeons (big ear reduction surgery) and after the swelling went down in 3 months, they were disappointed because there was little difference from before they had their surgery and they were out 6-8 grand with hardly any difference in their ear size.
This lead me to ask the question if I get an otoplasty with you, can you reduce the entire width of my ear by a half an inch? In other words If the side width of my ear measures at 1 and a half an inches before surgery, I want my ear width after surgery to measure 1 inch. so can you remove a half an inch of ear width in 1 surgery?
thanks for your time.