If you have ears that protrude or your ear size or shape makes you feel self-conscious, Estero Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Peña can help you by performing otoplasty. Also referred to as ear pinning, otoplasty is a surgical option that uses cartilage reshaping techniques to create a more aesthetically pleasing ear contour.
While many of our ear pinning patients are amazed at the dramatic results of this procedure, even the patients who request subtle changes feel that the changes have a very positive effect on their self-confidence and body image.
Dr. Peña can perform otoplasty on patients of all ages and has led many surgical ear reshaping surgeries on children. Congenital ear malformations are noticed at a young age, many times from birth. As a child grows, an unusual ear shape may become more distinct. For many of our otoplasty patients, dealing with the teasing and stares can be damaging and have lasting effects on self-image.
- The ear is numbed with a local anesthetic
- Incisions are made behind the ears.
- The cartilage is manipulated and reshaped to correct protruding, asymmetry, and other issues.
- Sutures are used to hold the new shape and the ears are bandaged. The sutures are removed several days following surgery.
If you are interested in ear pinning, Dr. Peña and his Naples plastic surgery team are a very wise choice. Dr. Peña spent years helping children in Guatemala, Brazil and Mexico with his otoplasty skills. He also developed a special technique, which involves using a needle to sculpt ear cartilage. His innovative technique received acclaim because it results in less swelling, a faster healing time, and avoids trauma to surrounding skin.
Dr. Manuel Peña and his cosmetic surgery team can help your find out more about otoplasty. Please contact plastic surgeon Manuel Peña, MD today to set up an initial consultation if you are in the Naples, Fort Myers, Bonita Springs, or Estero, Florida area.