Ear surgery, also called otoplasty, helps to improve the shape, position or proportion of the ear. Otoplasty also corrects any defects in the structure of the ear that can be from a birth defect, happen during the body’s development, or from an injury.
Ear surgery creates a more natural-looking appearance to the shape of the ear while improving the balance and proportion of the ears in relationship to the face. Even minor deformities, when reshaped, can have deep-seated, positive benefits to one’s appearance and self-confidence. Similarly, children can benefit from corrective ear surgery if they have disfigured or protruding ears.
Ears that stick out from the head can benefit by a form of otoplasty called ear pinning. Ears are pinned, so that they’re flatter against the head. If the ears are asymmetrical, where one ear is noticeably larger or out of alignment compared to the other, ear surgery can reposition them to create a matching shape or better alignment.
Ear Reshaping and/or Reduction Procedure
An incision is made behind the ear, inside the fold, where your ear meets the head. Dr. Trupiano then takes out or softens areas of cartilage and skin to achieve the desired results. In some instances, Dr. Trupiano trims the cartilage, shaping it into a more natural-looking profile. He then secures the cartilage back into place with internal, non-removable stitches.
Ear Pinning Procedure
For correction of ears that stick out from the head, Dr. Trupiano uses a surgical procedure to form or increase the Antihelical fold located slightly inside ear rim, as well as reducing any enlarged conchal cartilage located in the deepest cavity of the external ear.