Otoplasty, commonly known as ear reshaping or ear pinning, is a procedure to correct prominent ears. It is a safe and effective way to improve the appearance of the ears.
About Ear Surgery: The Procedure
A customized otoplasty procedure will vary depending on the cosmetic deformity being corrected. Otoplasty is a minimally invasive procedure that takes approximately 2 hours and is usually performed on both ears in order to enhance the symmetry and balance of the face. Dr. Tanna will make an incision behind the ear and remove skin and cartilage while also folding the ear cartilage back. Incisions are typically hidden on the back of the ear or within the creases of your ear. A natural ear shape is restored, creating balance and proportion between the ears and face. Otoplasty can be performed in the outpatient for either children and or adults. To determine if you are a candidate for this procedure, Dr. Tanna will examine your ears to determine placement, size, shape and symmetry, and discuss expectations.