Disproportionate or malformed outer ears can be the result of genetics, injury, birth defects or previous surgery. Conditions such as protruding ears, large or deformed ear lobes, ears tipped down and forward, cupped ears or ear structures with either too much or too little cartilage can be treated with a surgical procedure known as ear pinning or otoplasty.
Ear pinning is an operation where the cartilage and soft tissue of the ear are moved, reformed, pinned or sculpted to create a natural shape and bring balance and proportion to the ears and face. The procedure is commonly performed on younger patients, but is also successful with adults. Advances in medical technology have even allowed surgeons the ability to create new ear structures for patients who are missing all or part of their outer ears.
If you are struggling with malformed ears or ears that are too small, too large or ill shaped, otoplasty may be able to help give balance to your face and help improve your self confidence.
Dr. Rogers is board certified in the field of plastic and reconstructive surgery and well versed in the latest surgical techniques for correcting and improving the look and feel of the ears. He will work closely with you to determine which options will provide you with the best results.
Contact Leif Rogers, M.D., FACS for a consultation today.