Ear Pinning - Protruding Ear Correction
For those who were born with oversized or protruding ears, poor self-esteem and peer ridicule are a real concern. Protruding ears are a difficult aesthetic concern to live with, as they can be a major distraction from your natural beauty and are nearly impossible to hide. Fortunately, with the help of a skilled and talented facial plastic surgeon, the ears can be reshaped and repositioned to create a more attractive and proportional appearance. Ear pinning is a highly sought-after cosmetic ear procedure that brings life-changing results for patients with protruding ears or “Dumbo ears".
Dr. Benjamin Stong of Kalos Facial Plastic Surgery, LLC is an industry-leading plastic surgeon who is double board certified in his field. Dr. Stong pursues the most advanced, minimally invasive techniques in cosmetic surgery, including those performed on the ears. When it comes to correcting protruding ears, he uses a refined approach that involves hidden scars and natural, balanced outcomes.
Benefits of Early Treatment
Ear pinning surgery follows a conventional procedure with minimally invasive techniques. Incisions are made in the inconspicuous area behind the ears. Dr. Stong can tailor your ear pinning surgery to meet your individual needs and concerns. If necessary, he can reshape cartilage, remove excess skin and tissue as well as position the ears closer to the head.
While adults can certainly benefit from ear pinning, this procedure is often performed in children to help them avoid the psychological impact of teasing at school. However, the ears should reach their full size before ear pinning surgery is initiated, which is typically between the ages of 5 and 6 years old.
For more information about ear pinning surgery or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Stong for your child, please contact Kalos Facial Plastic Surgery. He is an elite facial plastic surgeon who strongly values patient satisfaction when it comes to altering facial features. Ear pinning is a straightforward procedure with the invaluable ability to restore a patient’s confidence.