Otoplasty also known as ear pinning surgery is often considered for both children and adults who have protruding, large or misshapen ears. Many times these people can suffer from low self-esteem or lack of confidence related to the appearance of their ears. If protruding or large ears bother you or your child, you may consider plastic surgery to help correct them. Ear surgery can be performed to improve the shape, position or proportion of the ears. Whether the appearance was noticed since birth or occurred after an injury, surgical correction can be considered.
In general these procedures will attempt to restore a natural shape and proportion to the ears and with the rest of the face. Making even small changes in the appearance of one’s ears can have a profound effect on their self-confidence. Amazingly, ears are nearly full grown by the age of 4, so many parents may consider having these corrective procedures done for their children around the time they are starting school. While it is possible to perform these procedures on children around age 5, it is often best to wait to perform surgery until the child desires surgery and is bothered by the appearance of their ears. When the child is uncomfortable with their ears and desires the change they are usually more cooperative during the process and happier with the outcomes.
A consultation with Dr. Jennifer Geoghegan is the first step to learning more about how ear pinning surgery can help you or your child achieve more self confidence. This consultation is designed to educate you in a non-pressured environment about your options. This discussion will include:
Schedule your personal consultation with Dr. Jennifer Geoghegan and learn more about Otoplasty – Ear Pinning Surgery in Scottsdale AZ.
If you are considering Ear Surgery, here is what you should expect:
2-3 hours unless combined with other procedures
General or Local with sedation
Bleeding, infection, asymmetry, hematoma, temporary or permanent numbness
Usually back to work 1-2 weeks, avoid strenuous activity for 3-4 weeks