Cosmetic procedures targeting the ears are some of the most popular choices for patients looking to address their appearance. Protruding ears can have a significant impact on a person’s self-esteem, especially if they have faced bullying about their appearance.
If noticed during the first few weeks of life, many types of misshapen ears can be formed into a correct position using a painless, non-surgical procedure performed in-office. If not corrected while an infant, a surgical otoplasty, or ear pinning, is most commonly performed on children and adults who have faced teasing or other self-image issues as a result of protruding ears. It is usually desirable for children to undergo an otoplasty before starting kindergarten or the first grade, but the procedure can be carried out on patients of any age as long as normal ear growth has occurred.
If you or your child, are looking to significantly change the shape or size of the ears, an otoplasty is an effective cosmetic technique that can be used to restore a natural look to the ears. If you are interested in modifying the appearance of your ears, speak with the office of Dr. Jordan Wallin to learn more about the process of an otoplasty, or ear recontouring surgery.