If you struggle with ears that protrude or are out of proportion with your face, Dr. Neal Goldberg is proud to offer otoplasty, an ear pinning procedure. Ear Pinning surgery can help:
Individuals of all ages may struggle with ears they feel are out of proportion for their face, or have ears they feel protrude too far from their face. In these cases, an otoplasty, pinnaplasty, or ear pinning surgery is the only way to correct the issue. When performed, the ears can be reshaped to a size that puts them in proportion with the patient’s facial features. Otoplasty is not only for adults and can be performed on children with fully developed ears (usually by age four). Not only can the procedure increase your self-confidence, but it may also prevent or end teasing associated with overly large ears.
Our experienced plastic surgeon can also correct ear conditions such as lop ear, cupped ear, shell ear, large or stretched earlobes, large creases or wrinkles in earlobes. Reconstructive surgery may also be used to create new ears for individuals who were born without them or lost them through injury.
Following otoplasty procedure, children may return to school after one week and adults may return to work after five days. Immediately following surgery, the head will be wrapped in a bandage to promote healing and maintain the new form of the ears. After one week, any stitches used may be removed. After a few days, the original head wrapping may be replaced by a light dressing.
As with other surgeries, the patient should be aware of some possible side effects, including a blood clot in the ear, which can dissolve or be extracted, an infection in the cartilage or the formation of scar tissue.
Dr. Goldberg treats patients from Scarsdale, Yonkers and beyond. For more information about ear pinning surgery, call our office for a consultation at 866-481-5585.