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Ear Pinning Surgery

New York NY Surgery for Protruding Ears

The ears are a prominent feature of the facial region. Many people want to change the shape and/or projection of their ears because they are a constant source of self-consciousness or discontent. Misshapen, protruding, or abnormally-sized ears can have a drastic impact on your overall appearance. Otoplasty, or ear pinning surgery, allows for the correction of ear abnormalities.

Ear pinning surgery begins by first meeting with the patient to discuss the discontent with the ears. Do both ears protrude? Does one protrude more than the other, causing a lopsided appearance? Are the ears too big? Once it is determined the goal of surgery, Dr. Maurice Khosh can develop a plan to correct the abnormalities and create a balanced and pleasing look.

Ear pinning for protruding ears begins by Dr. Khosh making an incision in the back of the ear. Stitches are placed to cause the cartilage to bend, and the incision is then closed. Whether one ear is being pinned or both, careful attention is given to ensure that the ears are symmetric and naturally curved. If needed, ear cartilage can be shaved to move the ear closer to the scalp. This not only adjusts the shape of the ears, but it can also be done to reduce the size of the ears.

Ears are interesting parts of the body. Having no bone, cartilage can be easily changed with little adjustments that have significant impacts. Dr. Maurice Khosh is a highly qualified cosmetic surgeon who understands the varying needs and desires of his patients. He is dedicated to the artistry of cosmetic surgery, and he approaches each otoplasty surgical case with creativity and skill.

Many parents seek to have their children’s ears cosmetically altered early to prevent teasing and feelings of low self-esteem. However, Dr. Khosh strongly recommends against operating on children who are younger than five as the ear cartilage continues to grow up until that age. Surgical results are more reliable and are more apt to be successful when the ear is fully developed.

For more information regarding ear pinning or otoplasty surgical procedures, contact us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Khosh.

Posted on behalf of Maurice M. Khosh, MD, FACS

Maurice M. Khosh, MD, FACS
580 Park Avenue Suite 1BE,
New York, NY 10065
(212) 339-9988

What Dr. Khosh's Patients Say


Based on 174 reviews

Meredith G.
Saw Dr. Khosh for a fractured nose. He reset my nose beautifully (and with little discomfort to me) and then discussed some of my sinus issues with me upon my follow up visit. Never felt like he was rushing me out and felt very confident in his abilities. I would highly recommend to anyone needing plastic or reconstructive options!
Jackie C.
Great front office, really good experience after what was a terrible accident. I was made to feel comfortable. Dr. Khosh is very good at what he does. I'm still healing but I'm confident of the results
Kaitlin M.
Dr. Khosh takes exceptional care of his patients. He has operated on me twice, each time making me feel extremely comfortable and satisfied with the results. His staff is also very kind and knowledgeable.
Diana G.
Dr. Khosh & his staff Susan & Christine are absolutely amazing! They were so supportive & helpful from beginning to end & they are just wonderful people. Thank you guys I truly appreciate everything you guys have done for me. I would recommend them to anyone & everyone!
Joann M.
After visiting and being evaluated by several doctors, I kept going back to Dr. Khosh. His tranquil spirit and professionalism were captivating. Thank you for a job well done and keeping me calm throughout the entire process. A special thanks to your staff Susan and Christine for all of their support as well. Hi highly recommend Dr. Khosh.
Leah G.
Upon hearing of the overwhelmingly positive experience a friend of mine had in choosing Dr. Khosh as her surgeon, I decided to make an appointment for my own septoplasty/rhinoplasty/turbinate reduction. Although I was slightly skeptical as the praise I had heard seemed a bit hyperbolic, all uncertainty dissipated after meeting the Doctor and his staff. My pre- and post-operative experience was excellent in terms of concerns adequately addressed prior to the surgery and mitigation of any bruising in the convalescent period. Despite my apparent predisposition to rather slower healing, a year after the surgery, my nose looks really pretty and my breathing entirely unobstructed! I highly recommend Dr. Khosh!
Courtney G.
AMAZING!!!!!! I had Dr Khosh perform lipo on my chin/neck and my result is unbelievable! Better than I could have expected! I met with a couple of surgeons and the second I met with Dr Khosh I knew he was the one I was going with. He was compassionate and explained every detail of what would take place during the surgery and what to expect during recovery. I even emailed a few times during recovery with various questions and he got right back to me asap which was really comforting! I honestly fully recommend Dr Khosh, he did an amazing job and is an amazing person.
Frieda S.
i can finally breathe!! Dr. Khosh made the entire experience a breeze, it was truly a pleasure to be under his care. I am forever thankful and highly recommend him. Not only does his work speak for himself, but he has excellent bedside manner. His kindness and patience is above and beyond. He takes the time to answer to every question you have to help you understand the process while at the same time making you feel so comfortable. From the first consultation i knew i was in good hands. I am so pleased with the result and forever thankful.
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