Protruding ears can be an embarrassing trait for kids and adults alike. Ears that stick out just a few extra millimeters are very noticeable. Anyone who grew up with extended ears knows the sting of nicknames and jeers cruel kids can give those with different features. Otoplasty, or ear pinning surgery, can resolve protruding ears to achieve a better appearance. Be That Beautiful™ Plastic Surgery performs otoplasty protruding ear correction at our facility in Los Angeles.
Protruding ears occur when there is a tiny bit of extra cartilage behind the top of the ear. One or two millimeters of extra cartilage can extend the ears out, creating the “Dumbo” ears. Otoplasty is ear plastic surgery designed to bring the ears closer to the scalp. Once the ears lay back slightly, they are in better balance with the head and rest of the facial features.
Dr. Obaid Chaudhry is a fellowship trained and experienced plastic surgeon who has helped many patients achieve their aesthetic goals. His fellowship was completed at the Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital (MEETH), where he learned the intricacies of ear plastic surgery. His expertise is valuable for those seeking to change the size or position of their ears for an improved aesthetic appearance.
Protruding Ear Correction Surgery
There are different methods used in otoplasty to correct protruding ears. For individuals with a slight extension of the ears, sutures can be used to tack the ears closer to the scalp, resolving the aesthetic issue. For a more pronounced ear protrusion, plastic surgery may be required to remove a small amount of cartilage from behind the ear to allow the ear to lay closer to the scalp. Dr. Chaudhry can determine the best method to give you the results you desire from your otoplasty procedure.
If you are tired of hiding your prominent ears under hats or scarves, consider seeking otoplasty – ear pinning surgery. Contact our team at Be That Beautiful™ Plastic Surgery to schedule a cosmetic ear surgery consultation.