EAR PINNING (Otoplasty)
Otoplasty is the procedure used to “pin back” or reposition protruding ears closer to the head. In ear surgery, Dr. Givens can adjust the size, positioning or shape of your ears. Protruding ears can be a source of embarrassment for children as well as adults. Ear pinning surgery, or otoplasty, is usually done to set prominent ears back closer to the head. The surgery is done on children between ages four and fourteen, but it can be done on adults, as well.
ELIMINATE THE APPEARANCE OF DROOPY EYELIDS
REMOVE OVERHANGING SKIN IN THE UPPER EYELIDS
LOOK MORE AWAKE AND YOUTHFUL
EAR PINNING PROCEDURE
Ear surgery is available to patients who feel self-conscious about the appearance of their ears. Unlike many other forms of cosmetic surgery, otoplasty is commonly performed on children and teenagers; parents often choose otoplasty as a way for their children to avoid the potential of teasing over overly large or protruding ears. It is also available to adults who are unhappy with the shape, size, or positioning of their ears. Ear surgery may be right for you if you are in good overall health and have large, disproportionate, or protruding ears.
While this is a surgical process, it is a fairly minor one. Cosmetic ear surgery usually takes about an hour per ear – or two hours for the entire surgical procedure. It can be performed with local anesthesia, though general anesthesia is often recommended, especially for children. An incision in the natural creases of the ear or behind the ear enables access to the cartilage forming the structure of the ear. During this surgery, cartilage or skin may be trimmed away to make the ears smaller. Ears that stick out too far from the head can be pinned back with the use of internal sutures.