Otoplasty (ear pinning)

Surgery of the ear, also known as otoplasty or ear pinning, is a procedure that helps reduce the protrusion of the ear away from the head. Most often, ear surgery is performed on children between the ages of four to fourteen. Ears that "stick out" are often the source of teasing and ridicule in young children. This teasing can have a devastating effect on the child's psyche. For adolescent or adult patients, Dr. Movagharnia performs this procedure under local anesthesia at the hospital. Although the patient will not feel anything, this allows the patient to remain awake and observe the new position/projection of the ear before he or she leaves the operating room. This is done so that Dr. Movagharnia can make adjustments if required to ensure that the patient is completely satisfied with the result before the procedure is finished. Incisions are minimal and are located behind the ear so that they can be hidden by the patient’s hair during the healing phase.

For more information about otoplasty, please call CCRS at 770 951 7595.

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