Do you feel that your ears stick out? When people have prominent ears, their self esteem is often negatively affected. Children and adults whose ears are very large or protrude on one or both sides of their face may consider otoplasty, popularly known as ear pinning surgery. Patients may also elect to undergo ear pinning surgery if their ears have an unusual or undesirable shape. Dr. Motakis has expertly performed countless ear pinning surgeries to create ears with normal folds that have an acceptable level of protrusion on each side of the head. The procedure can also reduce large or stretched earlobes as well as large creases and wrinkles in the ear. It has also been used to treat ears that are misshapen due to injury. Dr. Motakis strives to correct both major and minor deformities by creating a natural ear shape, position and proportion
What Does Ear Pinning Involve?
Depending on the case and your personal preference, Dr. Motakis may perform your ear pinning surgery with local anaesthesia, IV sedation or general anesthesia. The surgery usually lasts between one to two hours, so patients are often able to return home later the same day. To correct protruding ears, Dr. Motakis will use surgical techniques to increase your antihelical fold, located just inside the rim of the ear, and reduce enlarged conchal cartilage, the largest, deepest part of your external ear. The ear cartilage may be re-shaped, folded or removed to help create your desired results.
Typically, incisions are made on the back surface of the ear. In cases where incisions must be made on the front of the ear, Dr. Motakis makes them within natural folds to minimize visible scarring. Sutures are then used to hold the ear back in its new position, giving your ears a more proportionate, natural appearance.
Are You an Ideal Candidate for Ear Pinning?
If you or your children have protruding or misshapen ears, ear pinning surgery may be the right choice for you. Ear pinning surgery is most frequently performed on children ranging in age between five and fourteen. Why is it recommended to have the procedure at a young age? When ear pinning surgery is performed on young children and adolescents, the cartilage is extremely soft so it can be easily reshaped. While adults can undergo ear pinning surgery, they must have realistic expectations and understanding that the firmer cartilage of their fully-grown ears will not be as easily molded as in children. Children and adults who elect to have ear pinning surgery should be in good health and have realistic, healthy expectations regarding results. Schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with Dr. Motakis to review the risks and suitability of ear pinning surgery based on your specific case.
The Dr. Motakis Difference
Dr. Motakis understands that selecting a physician and deciding whether an ear pinning surgery is right for you requires thoughtful consideration. During consultation, Dr. Motakis will provide you with the information about the surgery, associated risks and recovery that you need in order to make an informed decision. Having expertly completed countless cosmetic facial surgeries, the doctor and his team are committed to providing exceptional care and results that are second-to-none. Dr. Motakis has established a reputation as a trusted and highly recommended cosmetic plastic surgeon in Toronto. Your peace of mind, comfort and satisfaction are of utmost importance.
For information about the cost of ear pinning or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Motakis, contact us.