What can I expect from an Ear Pinning procedure?
Prominent ears can be surgically re-positioned closer to the head or in some cases, also made smaller. Frequently, this procedure is performed upon children if they are becoming conscious abut the size or position of their ears.
I feel that it is very important to let the child voice his or her opinion whether or not their ear size is troubling them. Classically, the surgery has been done when the child is between ages 6 to 7 years old. However, more recently, this timetable has been moved up to age 4, to avoid issues with peers as the child enters school age.
In recent years, we have seen a large number of adults who have elected to have surgery. The goal is to achieve a more balanced and natural look. However, complete and perfect symmetry is not possible as there are inherent differences within ear tissues. Most patients are very pleased with the results and the improved appearance.
Complications are rare – but must be thoroughly discussed and considered before you decide to have surgery.