Ear Pinning

What is Ear Pinning (Otoplasty)

Ear pinning (Otoplasty) Otoplasty refers to surgery that repositions or changes the shape of a patient's ears, most commonly to correct prominent or protruding ears, to create a more natural, balanced appearance, proportionate to the patient's head. Overly large ear lobes may also be reduced and reshaped during the procedure.
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Benefits of Ear Pinning

  • Improved self-confidence and self-esteem
  • Enhanced facial symmetry and balance
  • Reduced discomfort caused by protruding ears
  • Permanent results

The Ear Pinning Procedure

Dr. Rieger uses very delicate techniques with hidden scars, to create a natural look for the patient. The procedure typically takes one to two hours to complete. During the surgery, the surgeon makes an incision on the back of the ear and removes excess cartilage and skin. The ear is then repositioned closer to the head and secured with internal sutures. The incisions are closed with external sutures, and a dressing is applied to protect the surgical site and promote healing.
Following the ear pinning procedure, patients can expect some swelling, bruising, and mild discomfort, which can be managed with prescribed pain medication. Most patients can return to their daily activities within a week, and full recovery usually takes about six weeks. Our team at Healing Waters will provide detailed aftercare instructions and monitor your progress throughout the healing process to ensure optimal results.
Dr. Rieger has helped many patients develop self-confidence through ear pinning. If you want to see if this may help you, schedule a complimentary consultation with him.


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Frequently Asked Questions

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Ear correction surgery (otoplasty) can improve ear position and shape, as well as balance, and restore a more aesthetically pleasing proportion. It may be an excellent option for people of various ages who are self-conscious about protruding or misshapen ears due to injury or structural defects. The otoplasty procedure can have a profoundly positive effect by significantly improving appearance and, in many cases, self-confidence. Otoplasty will not correct hearing.

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