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Ear Surgery – Otoplasty (Ear Pinning) – Scottsdale, AZ

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Overview

Otoplasty, ear pinning and ear reshaping (all types of ear surgeries), involve moving the ears to a closer position to the head or to look more asthetically pleasing. Sometimes we perform surgery on just one ear for symmetry. Every patient has a unique case, and Dr. Williams will discuss what can and cannot be achieved during a private consultation. Men, women, and children alike both seek otoplasty for various reasons (protruding ears, damaged ear lobes, congenital defects, correction of asymmetrical features, and more). You no longer have to live with ears that cause you a source of embarrassment, or teasing. Our plastic surgeon is highly skilled, and can hide incision makes behind the ears for your discretion. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Williams for yourself or your child, and we will discover together what plastic surgery can do for your ears and self-esteem.

Best Candidates

Our plastic surgery office works with children as young as age 5 so that their ears can be reshaped prior to the start of elementary school. However, ear surgery can be performed on individuals of any age. Good candidates are men or women who demonstrate:

  • Self-confidence issues because of the size or shape of their ears
  • Protruding ears that stick out
  • Large or oversized ears
  • Under developed ear cartilage
  • Torn earlobes due to heavy jewelry or ear trauma

What to Expect

Otoplasty begins with an incision behind the ear so that the cartilage can be exposed. This cartilage is then removed and/or reshaped until the ear takes on a normal appearance. Excess skin is removed and if the ear shows protrusion, our plastic surgeon will reposition it closer to the head and firmly secure it with non-removable sutures. There are many variables that are used to help redefine the ears. The goal of this surgery is to produce a natural looking result that will be long lasting for the patient. 

Recovery From Ear Surgery

Swelling and bruising can be minimal after otoplasty. The swelling and bruising will start to resolve during the first couple of weeks after surgery, although this will vary between patients. A head dressing is applied immediately after surgery and removed at the first office visit. An elastic headband must be worn for several more weeks for protection. Patients must avoid strenuous activity for a minimum of 1 – 2 months following surgery. Children will need to be monitored closely so that they do not pick or scratch at their ears during the healing phase.

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Ear surgery has changed the lives of countless individuals. Once living with anxiety and fear to show their ears, surgery creates a new confidence that allows one to show their face from all angles. If you are self conscious about the size or shape of your ears and are ready to take the step to seek surgical advice, we invite you to call our Scottsdale, AZ plastic surgery office today and learn more about this life-changing surgery.

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