Ear pinning (otoplasty) surgery can address specific concerns about excessive projection of the ears in children and adults. Seek a fellowship-trained facial plastic surgeon to help determine whether ear pinning (otoplasty) surgery is appropriate for your concerns.
What is Ear Pinning (Otoplasty) Surgery and Could I Benefit From It?
Dr. Jeffrey Harmon
Some Individuals are Bothered by Protruding Ears
Both men and women have protruding ears, which make the face look wider than it is. Protruding ears are usually treated in childhood. Adults with untreated protruding ears often seek the care of a fellowship-trained facial plastic surgeon for correction.
Ear Pinning (Otoplasty) Can Improve Protruding Ears with Hidden Incisions
There are multiple approaches to treating protruding ears. The most appropriate approach depends on the patient’s unique anatomy. Protruding ears are often caused by excess ear (auricular) cartilage near the opening of the ear canal. The surgical procedure correcting this anatomy involves the setback and possible reduction of the cartilage depending on the severity of the ear protrusion. The incisions are hidden in the natural deep crease behind the ears. Sutures (stitches) are removed 7 – 10 days after surgery.
Ear Pinning (Otoplasty) Can be Performed Under Local Anesthesia
Regardless of the approach to treating protruding ears, the surgical procedure can be performed under local anesthesia in the nationally accredited surgery suite here at Harmon Facial Plastic Surgery.
Trust Your Face to a Facial Plastic Surgeon
It is important to seek a fellowship-trained specialist in plastic surgery of the face and neck when you have concerns about age-related changes to your face and/or neck.
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This blog post is for educational purposes only and does not constitute direct medical advice. It is essential that you have a consultation with a qualified medical provider prior to considering any treatment. This will allow you the opportunity to discuss any potential benefits, risks, and alternatives to the treatment.