Otoplasty (Ear Pinning) Procedure is a cosmetic procedure to change the shape of your ears or to bring them closer to your head if they stick out further than you would like. The surgery is not meant to change the way you hear; instead, it can give you an appearance that makes you more comfortable.
Good Candidates for Otoplasty (Ear Pinning) Procedure
You can consider otoplasty if you are unhappy with the appearance of your ears or earlobes. You might feel that they stick out too far, have an unsightly shape, or are too big for your face. Ear pinning can give you more confidence and make other features, such as your smile, more prominent in comparison.
Some children also get otoplasty because of the shape of their ears. Children with large earlobes or ears that stick out more than average can be victims of teasing by their peers. The risks of surgery can outweigh harm from teasing, such as poor self-esteem and being unwilling to go to school.
How Otoplasty (Ear Pinning) Procedure Works
The surgery can be done under local or general anesthesia in an outpatient procedure. The surgeon is careful to make all incisions behind the ears so there are no visible scars later. You might have swelling for one to two weeks after the surgery, with a numb sensation for up to three months. You can see the results after a week, when the dressing is removed from the surgery wounds.
Learn More about Otoplasty (Ear Pinning) Procedure
The Georgia Center for Ear, Nose, and Throat is ready to answer all of your questions about ear pinning. Our goal is to provide compassionate care and deliver the results you want in a safe and caring environment. Contact us when you are ready to learn more!