Otoplasty, also known as “ear pinning” is not a complex surgical procedure but it requires the skilled hands of an experienced plastic surgeon to provide optimal results. Depending on the size and shape of your ears, we may suggest either a reshaping of the cartilage or an ear reduction procedure.
Through reshaping the cartilage, one of our plastic surgeons can provide you with a look that is balanced to your other facial features. Ear reduction surgery reshapes the cartilage but also removes excess skin from around the ear and ear lobe to reduce the appearance of excessively large ears.
These methods are proven safe and effective for adults and children alike. Children in particular experience teasing and name calling due to large ears. Ear surgery can be performed on children beginning at six years of age to help eliminate the negative impact an awkward appearance can have on their self-esteem.
Patients will have dressing wrapped around their ears after surgery. After some time, your surgeon will remove these bandaged for lighter dressings. It is important to keep these dressings in place as the ears heal to ensure proper outcomes. It is recommended that patients keep their head elevated during recovery, and do not rest on the ears, as this can cause discomfort. Results are generally long-lasting for a happier you!
Although ear surgery is a safe procedure with very few potential complications, we perform the procedure in our accredited center to ensure your absolute safety. Our devotion to quality patient care means one of our surgeons will work with you from your initial consultation through your full recovery to make sure the end result of your otoplasty provide symmetry and beauty for a lifetime.
If you are interested in otoplasty, ear reduction surgery, or other ear surgery options, contact us to schedule a free otoplasty consultation today.