If you are self-conscious about having overly large ears or have a child who was born with prominent ears, you may be curious about what can be done to reduce their size or realign their profile.
Ear pinning surgery, or otoplasty, is a corrective procedure designed to address overly large or protruding ears in children and adults.
Learn more about ear pinning (otoplasty) by calling Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Dr. Josef Hadeed today!
Prominent ears are usually caused by excess cartilage in the ears that develop in utero. During your consultation, Dr. Hadeed will evaluate you, discuss your goals and expectations, and then determine the surgical approach that is best for you. Otoplasty can realign protruding ears and improve their shape, position, and proportion.
It is common for those born with large or protruding ears to either find it difficult to wear hats or hide their ears under them. Options for hairstyles may also be limited to avoid highlighting prominent ears.
Ear pinning solves these issues once and for all and allows patients to express themselves freely.
Children with prominent ears are often teased, which can lead to a lack of self-esteem and psychological distress. Even as an adult, it’s hard not to feel self-conscious when you think people are staring at your ears. By performing corrective surgery and reducing the prominence of the ear, Dr. Hadeed is able to help patients achieve the look they desire while boosting their confidence.
Dr. Hadeed is double-board certified in plastic surgery and is highly regarded for his ability to recontour areas of concern for his patients.
After an in-depth consultation, he usually performs ear pinning surgery under general anesthesia as an outpatient procedure.
Dr. Hadeed will typically conceal the incision behind the ear, remove the excess cartilage, and place internal permanent sutures to hold the ear closer to the head, if necessary.
He will then sculpt and reposition the ears to bring balance and proportion to your face.
Dr. Hadeed will schedule your necessary follow-up appointments to help ensure you or your child is healing properly and that your desired results have been achieved.
You may have to wear a light compression dressing on your head immediately after surgery. Most patients are able to return to work or school within two weeks.
This procedure can vary significantly in price and depends on your unique circumstances. A consultation is always required to receive the best treatment plan and learn the cost.
Ear pinning is a surgery that provides immediate and permanent results. Rarely does such a common procedure offer such drastic changes that last a lifetime.
My experience with Dr. Hadeed exceeded my expectations! Not only am I incredibly happy and satisfied with my surgery results, I was very impressed by his warmth, expertise, and professionalism…
Ear pinning (otoplasty) is usually performed in an outpatient surgery center.
The surgery is scheduled after an in-depth consultation and any preoperative testing completed. General anesthesia is typically used for otoplasty. Ear pinning surgery usually takes about two hours.
Ear surgery for extremely large or protruding ears (macrotia) can be performed on adults or children as young as four years old. This procedure is appropriate for anyone with concerns about the aesthetic of their ears as it corrects issues that are apparent at birth or appear over time. It can also correct misshapen ears due to injury.
When otoplasty is performed for cosmetic reasons and not due to an injury or medical symptom, the procedure is not generally covered by insurance.
To help patients manage the cost of otoplasty, Dr. Hadeed offers financing options.
If you are concerned with big ears that stick out (ear prominence), Dr. Hadeed will provide you with instructions for before and after your surgery and may include the following:
Patients will be required to arrange for a driver to bring them to and from the appointment.
Ear surgery is a generally simple procedure but can be more complicated depending on the size and position of the ear. Addressing earlobe issues through otoplasty is a straightforward and easy way to enlarge or reduce their size and repair any damage.
If you have other concerns besides the appearance of your ears and want to combine ear pinning with a facelift, liposuction contouring, non-surgical treatment, or any other of Dr. Hadeed’s services, be sure to ask about adding one or more of these procedures to your treatment plan during your consultation.
Before and After Photos - individual results may vary – Some images may be models