Otoplasty (Ear pinning)
Otoplasty, also known as ear pinning, is a cosmetic procedure that is performed to change the position, size or shape of the ears.
Prominent ears that are misshapen or that excessively protrude can be a source of stress for children as well as adults, as teasing in school can can provoke a sense of embarrassment or impact self-confidence.
Otoplasty surgery is a minor procedure that can be performed as early as age 4, by sculpting the ear cartilages using special sutures known as Mustarde sutures and positioning the ears closer to the head with Conchomastoid sutures.
Incisions are hidden behind the ear, and the procedure is typically performed in about 2 hours under local anesthesia for adults and general anesthesia for children or those who prefer sedation. Our patients go home the same morning aand are back to normal activity within a week, although we recommend a headband to be worn at nighttime to protect the ears for about a month.
Dr. Kapil Saigal is a Orlando Otoplasty surgeon and is board certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.