Ear surgery, often called "ear-pinning surgery," can improve the appearance of your ears. This procedure can benefit children as well as adults who exhibit protruding ears.
If you are concerned about protruding ears, you can turn to Detroit area plastic surgeon Dr. Ellen Janetzke for otoplasty surgery.
Indications for Ear Surgery
Protruding ears can cause difficulty for all people, especially children, who are often teased because of the condition. It is not easy to hide the ears, especially for boys and men with short hair.
You (or your child) may be a candidate for otoplasty if you exhibit:
If you think ear surgery can increase your confidence and self-esteem, Dr. Ellen can help determine if you are a good candidate.
Common Questions About Otoplasty
When should ear surgery be performed?
Ear surgery can be performed on children as young as five years old. This surgery is the most common cosmetic procedure performed for children. However, adults who are bothered by protruding ears can also safely undergo the surgery.
What happens during ear pinning surgery?
During surgery, Dr. Ellen makes an incision in the back of the ear, and then removes or remodels cartilage. Once the ear is reshaped, the incision is closed and sutures are placed behind the ears.
What results should I expect from ear surgery?
Surgery can change the position of protruding ears, reduce the size of large ears, or correct certain ear deformities. Ear surgery remodels the cartilage of the ear, so the results are permanent.
Will ear surgery leave any scars?
Ear surgery will typically leave scars on the back side of the ears, so they will not be noticeable.
If you are ready to discuss ear surgery with a board certified plastic surgeon in the Detroit area, please contact the office of Dr. Ellen. We are located in Birmingham, just 25 miles north of Detroit and 6 miles north of Royal Oak. Call 248-258-5100 or send us an email to inquire about an appointment.