Cosmetic surgery is a continuously evolving field that strives to help those who seek professional help to look and feel their best. Although trends may come and go, subtle enhancement of your natural physical attributes never goes out of style.

Trending: Noses and Ears

Some of the hottest trends right now in cosmetic surgery are nose and ear reshaping. Unfortunately, genetics, trauma or the aging process can leave you with problem areas which may make you feel self-conscious about your appearance. From lumps and bumps to deformities to lack of symmetry, these features can cause you to feel embarrassed about how you look, eroding your confidence in the process.

The good news is, if you wish you could change the size or shape of your nose or ears, cosmetic surgery could be the answer. The goal is to enhance the features you already have while maintaining a naturally beautiful look.

Rhinoplasty

Your nose is your most central facial feature, and its shape contributes significantly to the symmetry and balance of your face. When you are unhappy with the appearance of your nose, it can affect how you feel about yourself when you look in the mirror.

Rhinoplasty or nose reshaping, is a procedure used to change the shape of the nose to address irregularities caused by genetics or injury. Rhinoplasty often involves reducing the size of the nose, reducing “humps” or “bumps” on or at the tip of the nose, straightening out a crooked nose, or narrowing a broad nose. In some cases, bone grafts are taken from the ear or inside the nose to help in the reshaping process. When the procedure is completed, injectable fillers such as Restylane® and JUVÉDERM® Injectable Gel® may be used to correct minor irregularities in shape or position, or indentations.

Although rhinoplasty (also known as a “nose job”), is often performed for cosmetic reasons, it can also enhance nasal function. Some patients seek rhinoplasty due to difficulty breathing, sinus issues, or other health conditions caused by physical abnormalities or imperfections. Often these problems can be treated in combination with cosmetic concerns. In these cases, rhinoplasty can improve your appearance and your overall health.

Otoplasty

Otoplasty, or ear reshaping surgery, is a procedure that can be used to improve the shape, position or proportion of the ear. It can be performed to correct deformities or irregularities caused by birth defects, injuries, or aging. Wearing heavy earrings over time can also damage the lower part of the ear, including the earlobes, causing them to be stretched out, misshapen or torn.

While ear deformities are not necessarily a health concern, an unnatural shape can cause asymmetry and imbalance, creating embarrassment. Deformities such as Stahl’s Barr (Spock Ear), Cryptotia (undefined ear contour), and Microtia (small ear) are all genetic ear deformities which can be corrected with ear reshaping surgery. The goal of surgery is to create an ear that looks as normal as possible.

Through restoration of the natural shape and beauty of your ears, you can feel more confident about your overall look. Ear reshaping surgery can improve both the appearance and the function of the ear, thereby improving overall health. In cases where congenital abnormalities have associated hearing loss or other functional concerns, reconstructive surgery may be required.

A Fine Art

Proper shaping and molding of structures such as the nose and ears is a fine art. For this reason, rhinoplasty and otoplasty take specific skill and expertise to get them just right so that natural symmetry and beauty is achieved. Furthermore, the structural results of rhinoplasty can impact your breathing.  For these cosmetic procedures, a matter of a few millimeters can make the difference between success and failure.

Why trust just anyone with these complex procedures? It is highly recommended you look for a board-certified plastic surgeon to consult with if you are considering rhinoplasty or otoplasty. The skill level of the surgeon, as well as your comfort level with them, is just as critical as the cost of the procedure. Care from a board-certified plastic surgeon will give you the excellent results you deserve while ensuring your health and safety in the process.

Dr. Fredric Barr, Palm Beach Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Barr is a board-certified surgeon and a highly skilled artist who has had immense success with these complex, yet refined cosmetic procedures. A consultation with Dr. Barr includes a thorough assessment designed to meet your personal concerns using a caring and compassionate approach. A successful procedure is a beautifully-enhanced, yet natural appearance where function is preserved.

Call Palm Beach Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery Today

At Palm Beach Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery, achieving a natural and refreshed look is always our goal. Dr. Fredric Barr is a leader in Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery who has been practicing in the West Palm Beach area for over 30 years. With his professional expertise and exceptional bedside manner, you can feel beautiful and confident again. See

Call us today at (561) 833-4122 to book your free consultation. Financing options are available.