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What is Ear Pinning Surgery?

Around the world, there are thousands of men and women who feel self-consciousness about cosmetically unappealing ears. Ever since they were children, they have been unhappy with the size and the shape of their ears. Many of these individuals have ears that are either not symmetrical or that stick out way too far. At Atlanta APC Plastic Surgery, we can help with ear pinning surgery!

Children with ears that stick out too far may find themselves the victim of bullying and teasing. They might become self conscience and try all sorts of things to hide the shape and positioning of their ears. Thankfully, there is a cosmetic procedure that has been shown to be effective to alter the position of the ears, giving them a symmetrical and natural appearance. This procedure is referred to as ear pinning, or otoplasty.

What is Ear Pinning Surgery?

This procedure can only be performed by a cosmetic surgeon who has experience working with the ears, such as Dr. Bootstaylor. This is because the ears have a profound effect on the way a person looks. If the procedure is not performed precisely, it can have a negative effect on the patient’s confidence and quality of life.

Ear pinning is a procedure that is popular with both children and adults. Individuals who are happy with the procedure are familiar with the treatment, they understand the risks involved, and they understand the limitations that the treatment has. We will discuss these factors during your consultation at our Atlanta office.

How is Ear Pinning Surgery Performed?

The procedure itself may vary depending on the level of correction necessary. Any necessary incisions will be made within the natural folds of the skin as much as possible so as to minimize visible scarring. The ear is then put in a new position where it is closer to the patient’s head. This procedure is performed using permanent sutures to create long-lasting results.

The entire procedure will last around two hours, but this can vary depending on how much work the patient needs. Dr. Bootstaylor may choose from a wide variety of techniques to perform the surgery, and she will select the technique that best meets the need of the patient.

As with all cosmetic procedures, there are some limits to what ear pinning surgery can do. There are certain conditions that the procedure cannot address. For this reason, it is good to sit down and have a detailed discussion beforehand to make sure that your condition is one that they can fix.

No one should feel uncomfortable because of the size, shape, or positioning of their ears. Ear pinning surgery can help both young and old alike to have ears that they are happy to show to the world.

Contact us today in Atlanta to schedule a consultation and find out if ear pinning surgery can benefit you!