Ears that stick out significantly or protrude from the head can cause some individuals to feel self-conscious about their appearance. In some cases, ear pinning surgery, also known as otoplasty, can help address this area of concern and draw the ears closer to the head.
What Is Otoplasty?
Otoplasty is a procedure that is used to improve the symmetry, position, and shape of the ears. There are several different forms of otoplasty that can be used depending on the specific concern that needs to be addressed. Many individuals refer to otoplasty as ear-pinning surgery due to the fact that it is highly effective in helping individuals who struggle with protruding ears.
What Does the Procedure Involve?
Otoplasty is a type of cosmetic procedure that is performed in a couple of hours. Patients may be provided a sedative, local anesthesia, or general anesthesia prior to the surgery.
During otoplasty, incisions are made behind each ear in the area where there is extra skin and cartilage that is to be removed. Once the desired look is achieved, the ears are pinned back with permanent sutures. In some cases, temporary sutures may be used to hold the ears in place throughout the healing process.
Other Concerns That Otoplasty Can Help
In addition to protruding ears, otoplasty is an exceptional option for addressing some of the most common concerns that people have about their ears. This can include:
- The shape of their ears
- The size of their ears
- Ears affected by malformations due to trauma or injury
- Birth defects of the ear (e.g., Microtia, Cryptotia, or Stahl’s ear)
Schedule a Consultation in Austin, TX Today
If you would like to explore the benefits of otoplasty, contact Dr. Andrew Trussler today at (512) 450-1077 to request an appointment. As a skilled board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Trussler has spent more than a decade serving individuals across Austin, TX, to achieve their body goals.
Whether you are struggling with protruding ears or an ear malformation, his team can help you determine the best steps to take to address your concerns to help you feel better about yourself. Contact the office today to get started.