Otoplasty is a surgical procedure performed to reshape and reposition the ears for aesthetic purposes. It is commonly referred to as ear pinning surgery. Otoplasty can address various concerns, including prominent ears, overly large ears, asymmetrical ears, or ears that are misshapen due to injury or birth defects.


Candidates for otoplasty typically include individuals who:

1. Have prominent or protruding ears.

2. Desire improved ear symmetry.

3. Are in good overall health.

4. Are at least five years old: Otoplasty is typically not performed until the ear cartilage has stabilized, which occurs around the age of five or older. However, the specific age requirement may vary depending on the surgeon’s recommendations.


Your journey begins with an initial consultation with one of our experienced plastic surgeons. During this comprehensive appointment, you will have the opportunity to discuss your concerns, goals, and any questions you may have regarding the Otoplasty procedure. Our surgeon will conduct a thorough examination of your ears, analyze your unique facial features, and develop a personalized treatment plan tailored to your needs.

Procedure Details:

Once you have decided to proceed with the Otoplasty procedure, our team will guide you through the necessary preparations. Here are some key details regarding the procedure itself:

1. Anesthesia: Otoplasty is typically performed general or local anesthesia with sedation, ensuring your comfort throughout the procedure.

2. Incisions: our surgeon will make discreet incisions behind the ears or within the natural creases of the ears, resulting in minimal visible scarring.

3. Reshaping and Repositioning: The procedure involves reshaping and repositioning the cartilage in order to improve the symmetry, size, and projection of the ears.

Recovery and Aftercare:
After the procedure, we will provide you with detailed post-operative instructions to facilitate a smooth recovery process. Here are some essential points to keep in mind:

1. Bandages and Dressings: You will need to wear a supportive headband or dressing for the initial days following the surgery to protect and support the healing ears.

2. Pain Management: Some discomfort, swelling, and bruising may occur initially, but this can be managed with prescribed pain medication and cold compresses.

3. Follow-up Appointments: We will schedule regular follow-up appointments to monitor your progress, remove any sutures, and ensure that you are healing properly.

4. Resuming Normal Activities: Depending on the nature of your work or daily routines, you may need to take about one week off before resuming regular activities. Strenuous exercise and contact sports should be avoided for at least six weeks. Our dedicated team will be available throughout your recovery journey to address any concerns or questions you may have.

Please contact us for a free consultation.