While most people associate plastic surgery with procedures performed on adults, there is one procedure that can be performed on both adults and children. The procedure, called ear pinning surgery, or otoplasty, is often used to remedy ear malformations. If you have large, misshapen, or protruding ears, this procedure can help create balance and improve symmetry. Here is what you should know.
What Does Otoplasty Involve?
Otoplasty is a type of medical procedure that involves changing the position, size, or shape of the ears. The surgeon will create incisions on the backs of the ears or within the inner creases, depending on the specific malformation that is being corrected.
After making the incisions, the surgeon may remove excess skin and cartilage before folding the cartilage of the ear into the proper position. Internal stitches will then be used to secure the ears in place.
Ear Issues That Otoplasty Can Help
There are several types of ear issues that can be remedied effectively with otoplasty. Common problems include:
- Having ears that are uneven
- Having protruding ears
- Ears that are overly large
- Ears that may be deformed due to injuries or birth defects
In addition, otoplasty can be used to correct unsatisfactory results from a previous otoplasty.
Although most patients are children, adults can benefit from otoplasty as well. Otoplasty surgery can be performed on patients between the ages of four and 90. However, it is common for parents to wait until their child is around seven or old enough to say whether or not they want to go through surgery. In any case, it is important that patients have realistic expectations surrounding what this procedure can provide.
Schedule an Appointment Today
If you have an ear malformation due to trauma or genetics, ear reshaping otoplasty surgery may be an excellent option for you. You should reach out to the team at SY Aesthetics right away.
With decades of combined experience, you can trust that their team will provide you with quality services from start to finish. You can contact their Middletown, NY, and Washington Heights, NYC offices by calling 212-543-1700 to schedule an appointment.