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.