Otoplasty, commonly known as ear reshaping or ear pinning, is a procedure to correct prominent ears. Protruding ears can be the result of the lack of development of the antihelix (the inward curving ridge of the upper ear). Ears can also protrude due to a deep cup, or concha, of the ear.
Otoplasty procedures will vary depending on the problem that is being corrected. Dr. Tanna will make an incision behind the ear and remove skin and cartilage while also folding the ear cartilage back. The natural ear shape is restored, creating balance and proportion between the ears and face. Otoplasty can be performed in the outpatient on both children and adults.
Patients with stretched earlobes or torn earlobes are good candidates for earlobe repair. Many times, patients have earlobes that are torn or stretched from earrings. Earlobe abnormalities can also be caused by genetic factors, trauma to the ear, or surgical procedures such as skin cancer treatment. Dr. Tanna performs the procedure in the office setting, under local anesthesia.
Why Choose Dr. Tanna?
Dr. Neil Tanna believes that correcting the prominent ear can offer great patient satisfaction. When performing otoplasty, the desired result is a natural appearing ear. The ear is set back to the face, while avoiding unsightly scars or sharp edges. Ultimately, the shape and size of the ear should harmoniously fit the face.