Ear Shape Contouring
Ear Pinning – Otoplasty improves the shape and position of your ears. Although it cannot reduce the size of your ears by repositioning them closer to your head when they protrude more than normal, they will be more natural in appearance and less noticeable.
Ear surgery is often recommended for children when they approach near total ear development at age 5 or 6. Correction of the ears prior to a child entering school helps to eliminate potential psychological damage from the teasing of classmates. Adults often also have their ears reshaped, as long as you are in good health there is no upper age limit for the surgery.
The supporting tissues in the ears, cartilage, is reshaped to position your ears closer to your head. This is accomplished through incisions in the crease behind your ears. The scars are concealed and invisible.
After surgery you will wear an elastic head bandage for several days to hold your ears in their new corrected position. A supportive head band is necessary for weeks, particularly during sleep to ensure that the ears heal solidly in this new corrected position. Strenuous exercise and contact sports must be avoided for several weeks. Non-strenuous normal activities can be resumed within a week.
After surgery your ears will have a nearly normal or normal appearance.