Asians seeking ear reshaping have several important considerations from other ethnicities. First of all, Asians have the largest ears as compared to Caucasians and African Americans. This may signify that more Asians seek otoplasty than other ethnicities. However, in several areas of Asia, larger ears are a sign of wealth and good fortune. Yet, even in Asia, larger ears are not a sign of attractiveness. Asians also have a higher chance of keloids or hypertrophic scars than Caucasians. This can be addressed postoperatively early on with the use of serial kenalog injections.
Dr. Anil Shah has a large experience with patients from all areas of Asia. He works with each patient to help make their ears less prominent while still making the ear look natural.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does Dr. Shah perform otoplasty on Asians?
Yes, he has worked on many patients from all areas throughout Asia.
Do I need general anesthesia?
No, actually Dr. Shah often performs this procedure with little to no sedation in the office. He does use several Eastern relaxation techniques during injection to make sure that the process is as comfortable as possible.
Can I wear my hair shorter now that I have an otoplasty?
Yes, patients will often wear a variety of hairstyles. In most patients, the scar is very difficult to see after the procedure.
For more information, please visit the Otoplasty Main Page.