Understating the Ear Pinning Surgical Procedure

At the practice of Dr. Dimitrios Motakis, patients in the area of Toronto, ON who are considering aesthetic plastic surgery can make an appointment and learn about the many options available to them. For patients who have protruding ears, ear pinning may be recommended.

What is ear pinning?

Ear pinning is a cosmetic surgery for the ears that can help in changing the shape, size, and positioning of the ears. This procedure, also referred to as otoplasty, can make patients feel less self-conscious about the appearance of their ears, especially if they are bothered by how far they stick out from the head. Other times, patients may be embarrassed at misshapen ears due to a birth defect or trauma. In cases where the ears are not lying flat against the scalp, patients may be advised by Dr. Dimitrios Motakis regarding ear pinning.

What to expect from ear pinning surgery

During the initial consultation with the patient regarding their concerns, the doctor will speak to the individual about the pros and cons of ear pinning. Once patients have decided to move forward with the procedure and have been deemed appropriate candidates, they can schedule their surgical procedure. The doctor will provide instructions for preparation, which may include no eating or drinking 12 hours prior to surgery, ingestion of a special oral sedative to take before arriving, and any medications to stop well before the procedure takes place. Patients are placed under general anesthetics during the surgery where the ears are attached closer to the scalp. In most cases, both ears are treated at once to ensure symmetry. Patients are advised that this treatment will not change the location of the ears or one’s ability to hear.

Are you interested in ear pinning surgery?

Dr. Dimitrios Motakis of Toronto, ON encourages men, women, and children who are considering plastic surgeries such as ear pinning to book a consultation appointment and initial evaluation with our professional staff by calling (416) 925-5775. With the help of our team and with an initial examination, patients can enjoy improvement in their appearance and self-confidence with this or other surgical interventions.


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