Protruding ears can lead to a decrease in self confidence. Otoplasty, or ear pinning, corrects protruding ears and is even one of the few cosmetic procedures performed on children.
Why Should I Consider Otoplasty?
In this procedure, the protrusion of the ears is reduced by reshaping the base of the ear for a more harmonious appearance. During your complimentary consultation at Bruno|Brown, we will work with you to determine the exact goals of your procedure. Unlike most plastic surgeons, Drs. Brown and Bruno prefer to consider the overall balance of your facial features and look, rather considering a particular area in isolation.
Benefits of Otoplasty
- Reduces the protrusion of the ears
- Increases overall facial harmony
- Improves self-image
Candidates for Otoplasty…
- Are in good health
- Do not smoke or are willing to quit smoking during recovery
- Have specific, realistic goals for the outcome of the procedure
In the Procedure
In the procedure an incision is placed behind the ear, in the creases, and the cartilage is bent into a new shape. Sutures are then placed on the interior to maintain the new position. Results are often dramatic and there is immediately visible improvement.