You may want every feature of your face to be proportionate and harmonious. Or you may have a deformity that you were born with or caused by an injury. If this is the case, you may consider Otoplasty (ear surgery) in Salt Lake City, or commonly called ear pinning.

What is an Otoplasty?

An otoplasty, or ear surgery, is an aesthetic procedure to improve the appearance of the position, proportion or shape of the ear. Whether your ears protrude more than you may like or you need earlobe repair, otoplasty may be right for you.

Who is a Candidate for Ear Pinning?

Almost any healthy individual can be a candidate for ear surgery. This procedure may be performed if protruding or unproportioned ears bother you or your child’s self-esteem. Generally, parents should wait until a child is about 5 years-old or old enough where the ears are fully developed. Otoplasty is a personalized procedure tailored to each individual’s needs.

What to Expect

Ear pinning has several surgical techniques to improve the appearance based on the patient’s desires. In most cases, incisions for otoplasty are made in the natural crease of the back of the ear. If incisions are necessary in the front of the ear, Dr. Howland makes the incisions inside the ear in inconspicuous areas. The ear is reshaped with sutures and the healing process will begin.

Otoplasty (Ear Surgery) Results

Otoplasty results are immediate and relatively permanent. There is no apparent scarring since the incisions are hidden. Recovery from ear pinning is relatively simple with initial process of healing and the new shape of the ear is supported.

If you are looking for a correction in ear deformity or an improvement of the proportion of your ears, contact Dr. Howland today to schedule your consultation.


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