Ear surgery, technically known as otoplasty, is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that can correct all kinds of deformities of the ears. For many children and adults of all ages, prominent ears can be a source of emotional distress. Where children may have to deal with name-calling, adults may also struggle with body-image dissatisfaction.
Ear surgery for large, prominent ears typically is often characterized with ear pinning. Ear pinning involves removing the necessary amounts of cartilage from the area behind the ear until the desired shape and position is achieved. The incision is made along a natural crease in the skin, and so scarring is hidden. There are different types of procedures for different issues. Consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Andre Aboolian to discuss ear surgery options.
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